In-House Legal Counsel

West Midlands Permanent
  • Working for an amazing global PLC
  • FTSE listed business

About Our Client

A global business headquartered in the West Midlands, with presence in the UK & Ireland, US, Europe and Middle East.

Job Description

For the In-House legal Counsel position we are looking for a UK qualified solicitor with 3+ years' PQE, with legal skills in commercial contract drafting and negotiation and, preferably, experience of public procurement.

The day to day role will include:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of commercial and IT contracts, including:
    - Sales and marketing partnership and agency contracts
    - Goods and services supply contracts, including supporting the UK procurement team on large scale procurement projects.
    - IT systems and services contracts, including SaaS, Cloud services, development, IT outsourcing and new technology solutions.
    - B2B and possibly B2C contracts
  • Work closely with the business supporting bids and tenders for provision of our services in a wide range of sectors, including:
    - Reviewing tender documents, raising clarificatquestions, and ensuring compliance with bid timetable and instructions.
    - Assessing and advising on the risk profile of new contracts
    - Working with multiple business stakeholders to obtain relevant input to the bidding process and ensure a clear understanding of bid and contract requirements.
    - Assisting with contract compliance.
  • Providing ad-hoc legal advice on a wide range of issues, including:
    - Anti-trust issues
    - Consumer law questions
    - Data protection matters
  • Provide support to the Deputy Head of UK Legal in:
    - Reporting / tracking significant legal matters
    - Ensuring compliance with Group delegated authorities and protocols.
    - Managing the relationships with our UK legal panel of external solicitors.
  • Work with our UK businesses to improve business standards and reduce risk, including by:
    - Drafting and assisting in the implementation of new policies and procedures
    - Providing legal updates and training to the business.
  • As the business continues to grow and diversify, there is also the opportunity to support M&A activity.

The Successful Applicant

  • England and Wales qualified solicitor with 3+ years' PQE
  • Have come from a private practice background or in-house
  • Sound contract law knowledge, particularly drafting and negotiating commercial and IT contracts.
  • Experience with procurement law including competitive tender processes conducted pursuant to public procurement regulations and/or anti-trust matters.
  • High attention to detail, sharp legal analytical and pragmatic problem-solving skills.
  • Real commercial awareness of the context in which legal advice/assistance is given/received.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to influence and advise.

What's on Offer

  • Excellent package and remuneration
  • Joining a FTSE listed business
  • Stability and opportunity for development
  • Great breadth and quality of work and an amazing platform for negotiations.
  • Lots of responsibility, support and exposure, especially with exciting new business streams.
Bethany Machon
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Bethany Machon
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