Senior Commercial Contracts Lawyer

REF: BBBH22145_1621324694

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £50000 to £60000
  • Location: NI - Rest of

MCS Group are delighted to working with a global organisation based in County Antrim, as they seek to appoint a Senior Commercial Contracts Lawyer on a full-time permanent basis.

The role

The Senior Commercial Contracts Lawyer will have at least 6+ years PQE to join the organisations established EU legal team! The primary focus of this role is to provide day to day commercial contract support across a range of technology focused businesses across the EU region.

Main duties include:

  • Reviewing, drafting and advising on a range of commercial contracts for our procurement, engineering, sales and marketing teams: including NDAs, strategic purchasing agreements, product development and/or sales agreements with customers, service level agreements for provision of tech solution product offerings including software, services, analytics, big data and internet of things;
  • Leads for the EU legal team in recommending and implementing any necessary changes, updates or improvements to our in-house contracts process regionally, including proactive responsibility for the maintenance and development of internal EU contract templates and contract know‐how within the law department for the EU region and internal training;
  • Assisting with the development of a culture of contracting excellence through proactive engagement with key stakeholders in the business teams and designated centers of excellence to help drive continuous improvement of contracting process, quality and turnaround times;
  • Providing contract negotiation/red flag training and support to commercial teams, centers of excellence and new starts/others, as required; and
  • Supporting other group projects and the global legal team.

Key criteria to apply

  • Law degree from a reputable University in the UK or Ireland and substantive post qualification experience drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts, ideally in the technology sector. As a guide we are looking for fully qualified lawyers for this role with at least 6 years PQE including at least 2 years of that spent in a commercial advisory role in private practice.
  • Experience with different varieties of software arrangements, for ex. SaaS, Cloud, revenue models and new technologies such as Industrial IOT is also essential.
  • Ability to provide clear, commercial legal advice, support commercial negotiations and operate in a fast-paced environment;
  • Substantial experience reviewing, advising and negotiating a range of commercial contracts including product development, service and software agreements;
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) and strong organisational skills to manage workload and deadlines to achieve desired results and drive engagement with key stakeholders;
  • Team player comfortable operating within a small legal team with an international client base and within a global matrix organisations
  • Fluent in English language with significant English language legal drafting skills.
  • Additional European languages/experience is a plus but not essential.

The rewards

This is a very unique role to the Northern Ireland Legal market and as such a very competitive market salary is on offer for you here, plus an extensive package of benefits.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Ryan Calvert, Manager for Legal, HR and Compliance at MCS Group 028 9023 5456

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