Senior Counsel - Commercial

Senior Counsel - Commercial

MessageBird

Amsterdam or Remote

The role:

You will act as a trusted legal advisor to our sales leadership, negotiating all types of complex commercial contracts (customer, vendor, and supplier). You will also support the implementation of scalable contracting processes contributing to a more seamless sales cycle. You are a dealmaker ideally with prior experience within the SaaS technology industry. This role will report to the Lead Counsel, Commercial.

What you’ll do:

  • Negotiate a wide range of commercial transactions, from sales/supplier agreements to partnership deals and everything in between;
  • Engage with internal business clients to develop a streamlined, efficient, and scalable contracting process, including a contract management system;
  • Actively shape and develop the legal commercial strategy to support our product offerings and sales strategy;
  • Advise internal stakeholders regarding key issues and risks in our commercial contracts, and ensure that our agreements reflect our internal standards and guidelines;
  • Proactively manage vendor relationships and procurement policies and procedures;
  • Provide proactive legal support across the legal department and sound advice across the company.

What you’ll bring:

  • Law degree; and 7-10 years experience in a law firm and/or in-house environment, with particular focus negotiating customer, vendor, and partnership agreements. Prior background with an international software company preferred;
  • Familiarity with contract management tools and processes, including implementation and training;
  • An understanding and appreciation of privacy, data protection, and IP related issues;
  • A start-up mentality; a willingness to roll up your sleeves, clear blockers, think creatively, prioritize effectively, support the business, and get the job done;
  • A collaborative, flexible, and positive attitude;
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and build strong client relationships, including expressing legal concepts in plain language;
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to balance the deadlines and short-term contract requirements with the long-term vision and objectives of the business;
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills in English; additional languages are a plus.

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