Senior Legal Advisor

Recruiter
Hays.
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
1258731065
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Your new company
A national household brand organisation that is the leader in its logistics market. Headquartered in the City, this prominent brand has been furthering its digital offering, and has a key focus on cloud, blockchain and other software technologies to maintain its progression. The legal function is sizeable and hugely respected across the business. The organisation has a great flexible culture, with the legal team in particular able to work from home on occasion. The company provides an excellent work-life balance and fantastic self-development opportunities.

Your new role
A senior legal advisor role within the organisation's transactions team, encompassing technology, commercial and data protection orientated work. In a team of senior lawyers, you will work to ensure business critical transactions are completed successfully to continually influence the company's digital outlook. You will negotiate key contracts, including, cloud, licensing, Software-as-a-Service and large outsourcing agreements. on the data side of the role, you will advise in relation to cyber and data breaches across the wider group, or GDPR and e-commerce related matters, coordinating with stakeholders across different entities. You will consider the bigger picture when advising the business, using your significant commercial acumen and stakeholder management ability.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK or Common Law qualified lawyer with 5+ PQE (as a guide), and ideally a commercial background in technology matters, from reputable law firms and/or in-house teams. You will have proven experience in negotiating relevant commercial technology agreements, including SaaS, cloud, outsourcing and licensing matters, while also having exposure to data privacy and intellectual property matters. The softer commercial skills to be able to manage situations, projects and stakeholders will be key to this role, as you will frequently be interacting with senior leadership figures. Customer side market experience will be particularly attractive.

What you'll get in return
You will work within an experienced, influential team, which has an excellent retention rate and clout across the business. You will be at the cutting edge of this magnificent business, working on transactions that will continue to further the business' technological and digital advancement. You will work in a modern, flexible climate, with the ability to work from home on a regular basis once you have shown your worth to the business, showcasing an excellent work-life balance. You will be rewarded with an excellent package, including competitive salary, generous performance bonus, car (allowance), pension and other useful comprehensive benefits.

What you need to do now
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