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Signet Jewelers Vice President and Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in Akron, Ohio

Employee Contract Type

Reporting to Signet’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, this attorney position is responsible for various corporate and securities matters, including the Company’s proxy statement, Section 16 filings, NYSE reporting, board materials, and subsidiary management. This position also provides legal, strategic and tactical advice regarding various governance and compliance matters.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education - J.D. from an accredited law school; member in good standing of at least one state bar; eligible for admission to the Ohio bar.

  • Must possess at least 5-10 years experience working in a law firm or the legal or corporate secretarial department of a U.S. public company.


  • Oversee the preparation and filing of proxy materials and the conduct of the annual meeting of shareholders.

  • Prepare and/or review securities and regulatory filings, including Section 16 filings, Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other required filings.

  • Oversee compliance with NYSE rules, including preparation and filing of annual and interim NYSE certifications.

  • Prepare Board and Committee schedules, materials, agendas, resolutions, minutes and reports.

  • Assist in managing equity plans and related transactions.

  • Maintain corporate governance documents, including policies, guidelines and Board committee charters.

  • Support the General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and the Board of Directors; respond to director requests as they arise.

  • Monitor developments and evolving best practices in corporate governance.

  • Provide legal support on treasury, finance, M&A, capital markets and general corporate matters as needed.

  • Provide legal support to investor relations and communications functions, including with respect to investor materials and communications, news releases, website and social media postings, institutional and retail shareholder outreach and engagement programs, and registrar and transfer agent matters.

  • Maintain subsidiary books and records.

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: intellectual property (particularly trademark portfolio management), information technology, data security, privacy, commercial contracts, and mergers and acquisitions.

At Signet, we are a people Company. Our Mission "Celebrate Life, Express Love.®" and our Core Values guide how we treat customers and all Team Members.

We're ONE Company, proud of our rich heritage, international presence, marketing leadership through our successful retail brands, and well planned vision for continued growth and success.

Our shared commitment to continually improve and to work hard for our customers and one another creates opportunity for each of us.