In-House Legal Counsel - Commercial
In-House Commercial Lawyer Job in South West 1+PQE - Household name
Your new company
Market leaders, this global manufacturing company pride themselves on their vibrant culture, latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting their vibrant spirit. Based in the South West and commutable from Bristol, Cheltenham and Thames Valley locations, their legal team are geared towards creativity, innovation and ambition. Given their substantial growth and further plans to develop, the business are looking to bolster their legal team with the addition of like-minded lawyers.
This is a great opportunity for a commercial lawyer to be part of an active and engaged team and would be particularly good if you are looking for your first in-house move. As part of a large UK and wider global legal team, you can expect all the support and training you would anticipate from a market leading business.
Your new role
Working alongside the Senior Legal Counsel within the commercial legal services team, you will provide pragmatic advice and support to the company's group functions, supporting tender processes in different areas of the business, with an emphasis on IT and capital equipment projects.
You will enjoy a broad commercial role, with a particular focus on technology law, and will be expected to build relationships within the procurement, IT and finance departments. You will also deliver internal training and manage contract disputes.
What you need to succeed
You will have a minimum of a year's post qualification experience in a comparable commercial role, and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practical and pragmatic way. Experience of an in-house secondment during your training contract would be desirable but not essential. You will be proficient in drafting contracts, with solid experience of contract negotiation.
An appetite to learn new skills and the versatility and technical ability to deal with issues outside of your experience and learn quickly on the job is desirable; you will also possess the confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions and actions when required.
What you will get in return
This is a great opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join a contemporary business focused on making change happen and handle quality work. You will enjoy a competitive salary, a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. On top of this you can expect rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further details.
What you need to do now
If you are interested in applying for this position click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new role, please contact Harriet Chapman in complete confidence at Hays. We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required, but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.