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Commercial Counsel

  • Location:

    Dublin

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Health, Bonus

  • Contact:

    Brogan Mullally

  • Contact email:

    brogan@phoenixsearch.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2220_1667823114

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-12-07


My client currently has an opportunity to join a small but growing legal team as Commercial Counsel, reporting to the Legal Director. You will be responsible for providing legal advice and support to the company on a diverse range of matters.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to move in-house or into a technology company, and join a dynamic and fast-growing Irish business with customers and employees across the globe. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a commercial mindset, with the ability to work both independently as well as across various functional teams and with external parties as needed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the company sales function by drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, balancing the mitigation of risk and best business outcomes.
  • Provide legal advice and support on a wide range of relevant matters and provide the business functions with practical solutions and advice whilst ensuring risks are mitigated
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and build relationships at all levels globally throughout the company
  • Assist with the analysis of existing contracts for knowledge management and precedents.
  • Management and updating of existing contract templates as required
  • Other matters applicable to the role as required from time to time.



Requirements

  • Formal legal qualification with min 3 years' post qualification experience working in a commercial environment - private practice or in-house
  • Confident and experienced in reviewing commercial agreements, and comfortable with internal and external stakeholder interaction and negotiations
  • Experience dealing with SaaS technology agreements/software licensing agreements
  • Working knowledge of data protection legislation as it pertains to technology contracts would be advantageous
  • Keen attention to detail across all matters
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to translate legal concepts into concise and easily understood language
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven commercial acumen, and the ability to work well in a fluid and fast-paced environment, handle multiple diverse tasks and take initiative where appropriate.
  • Flexible, organised and able to prioritise and manage own workload, as well as anticipate the needs of the business.
  • Conscientious and diligent with experience working cross-functionally.
  • Positive can-do attitude, self-motivated to work on matters through to completion



Benefits

  • Opportunity to work with clients and colleagues on a global scale
  • Buddy system for all new starters
  • Hybrid / flexible working arrangements
  • Collaborative working environment
  • Extensive training programmes, classroom and online, through the company's university
  • Opportunity to work on a cutting-edge Fintech Product, using the latest of tools and technologies
  • Defined training and role tracking to allow you to see and assess your own career development and progress
  • Active sports and social club
  • Competitive company benefit