TSR Legal have recently been instructed by a global leader in their search for an IN House Commercial Contracts Solicitor. The role will report into the Head of Legal. As part of the in house legal team you will provide commercially-focused legal and compliance advice across business. You will be focussed on delivering excellent advice on sales contracts, research and joint development agreements, non-disclosure agreements and in supporting the wider legal team to develop and support the business. This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to really contribute to companies future successes.
Location: South Wales,Near St Mellons Business Park
To assist in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements and documentation. To work closely with, and provide advice to, key stakeholders and business colleagues on a wide range of commercial legal matters.
1.Liaise with and proactively support business functions and teams on a variety of existing and new projects requiring a commercial legal input.
2.Draft/review and negotiate the content and terms of commercial contracts and support the business by ensuring that contracts and contract amendments achieve an optimal commercial outcome.
3.Ensure contracts and other documents minimise legal and commercial risk.
4.Support all stakeholders on matters relating to commercial law and practice, particularly in relation to the following areas:
Supplier contracts; and
5.Comply with standard policies, systems and processes to improve efficiency/standardisation of approach and to ensure a quality service which mitigates risk and meets the commercial needs of the business.
6.Ensure commercial contracts are summarised and updated.
7.Meet internal requirements/KPIs with regard to reporting to/assisting key stakeholders.
8.Liaise closely with the business and key stakeholders to ensure contractual obligations are understood and fulfilled.
9.Raise awareness of commercial issues and respond to day to day questions in respect of contractual and commercial obligations.
10.Liaise with/instruct external counsel when/where appropriate and assist in the management of external resource within budget.
11.Work in partnership with commercial/sales colleagues on bids/tenders to identify and mitigate contractual and operational risks ,compliance.
1.Ideally, a qualified solicitor with 2 -4 years’ PQE.
2.Experience of dealing with general commercial matters, including commercial contracts.
3.Excellent all round communication skills, including the capability to develop and maintain strong business relationships.
4.Ability to collaborate and work effectively with other colleagues across the business.
5.Proven ability to influence internal and external stakeholders, and accustomed to working with diverse teams of people.
6.A track record of consistently delivering to targets and objectives whilst under pressure and up against tight deadlines.
7.Commitment to ongoing professional and personal development. Self-aware and committed to continuous improvement.
8.Industry-specific experience is not a necessity.
1.Initiative: Constantly looks for opportunities to do things better. Identifies possible problems and opportunities, and recommends improved ways of working.
2.Problem solving: Strategic thinker who can process information and analyse a problem. Looks at the wider issues in proposing solutions with a focus on the commercial needs of the business.
3.Forward planning and organisation: Good time management with a forward looking proactive approach.
4.Ownership: Takes full ownership. Demonstrates focus to complete work in line with business requirements. Seen as reliable, trustworthy, approachable and dedicated. Demonstrates persona, gravitas, flexibility and commitment to get the job done.
5.Business judgement: The ability to focus on the specific risks while at the same time being able to look at the broader business picture.
6.Communication skills: Clearly expresses complex ideas and information, using appropriate styles and approaches for different audiences; delivers information in the right format to differing groups.
7.Results orientated: Resilient individual who is able to work autonomously to achieve objectives focusing on the delivery of targets and quality whilst working to tight time schedules.
8.Client focus: Providing service excellence to internal colleagues and internal clients on a consistent basis.
9.Quality focus: Takes pride in high quality work.
10.Team player: An aligned approach with strong and effective interpersonal skills, adaptable with the ability to respond appropriately to others in a constructive manner. Proactively supports others.
11.Confidence: Having the confidence and competence to display assertiveness rather than aggressive behaviour.
12.Personal organisation: Organised at managing changing workloads. Juggles multiple tasks/projects. Prioritises work in line with changing needs.
13.Resilience: Remains energised and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
How to apply
Contact Eve Wilby at TSR LEGAL 02920 388100 for a confidential discussion or email email@example.com for further details.