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Associate corporate counsel Duties: contract preparation and negotiation – will be a member of the legal team supporting the sales organization by negotiating and documenting customer facing agreements. Customer facing agreements include, among others, non-disclosure agreements, master services agreements (consisting of service orders and terms and conditions), customer renews and amendments. In addition to customer facing contracts, will also have the opportunity to review and negotiate vendor side contracts. Maintain the currency and accuracy of the customer contract metrics. Review of all customer facing contracts when finalized. Maintaining the company’s master contract repository. Work closely with the CLO and other functional areas including finance, sales, sales operations and account management to research, draft and assist with implementing policies and procedures that form a part of the company’s overall corporate compliance program, and to use and improve a comprehensive contract management system that will be a fully integrated component of the company’s overall quote to cash systems. Work closely with the senior director of human resources in researching employment law issues and drafting employment related policies and procedures. Maintain appropriate expertise in the areas of law applicable to technology contracts and related fields.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Four-year college degree and a JD Degree from an accredited law school, with strong academic performance. Admission to a state Bar with eligibility to practice law in-house in california is also required. Recent law school graduates will be considered, but some business experience is desirable, and commercial law or contract management experience, is a significant advantage. Preferably will have familiarity with the technologies of the internet. Also requires proficiency in the microsoft office suite of applications including word, excel and powerpoint. Familiarity with crm (customer resource management) systems such as salesforce.com and with electronic signature systems (e.g. Echosign) is also an advantage. Should be a positive, team-oriented person, and express a consistent desire to exceed expectations. Creative and solutions oriented. Fundamentally the legal department is a problem solver, and problems require creativity, good judgment and patience (among other skills) to solve successfully. A relationship builder. Will need to work with many people in many other departments, and will need to help those people and will need to ask for help from those people. Must enjoy building positive relationships with other people, both within the company and very importantly with the company’s customers with whom interacts. Business knowledge. Must have a desire to get to know and understand the company’s technologies, products, services and business, and be willing to put in the extra time to learn. Excellent communicator. The legal team communicates constantly – by voice, by email, by memo, by written agreements, in meetings. Must have very good oral and written skills and be able to present their points crisply and professionally in meetings to disparate audiences. Organizational skills. The legal department handles many matters in many different areas at the same time. Must have particularly good skills at organizing their work, work-space and time. Humor, perspective, maturity and patience. In a hard working environment with many competing demands, the candidate must be able to maintain perspective, balance competing priorities and have patience when other may lose theirs. A good sense of humor is an essential character trait for long-term success and happiness in a legal profession.
Req No.: 2017-1513
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