Commercial Solicitor

Recruiter
Reed
Location
Chippenham
Salary
£60,000 - £69,999
Posted
17 Jun 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Ref
1162669710
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Commercial Solicitor needed in Chippenham

Our client, a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland, are actively looking for an Experienced Lawyer to join their in-house team.

Legal and Company Secretariat currently comprises the Legal Director, 2 Lawyers and 1 Assistant Company Secretary. This role will report directly to the Legal Director and offers excellent exposure to senior stakeholders across both Legal and Company Secretary workstreams.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and maintaining legal precedents
  • Supporting and advising Procurement on their standard SOGAS agreements
  • Providing support on commercial contract issues across the business
  • Assisting with all legal and compliance matters in responses to tenders
  • Drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts and agreements including:
    • NDA/confidentiality agreements;
    • LOIs and outsourcing agreements;
    • Variation and novation agreements;
    • General logistics agreements; and
    • IT agreements (as customer and supplier)
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risks whilst ensuring a pragmatic approach
  • Providing the business with ad hoc legal advice as and when needed
  • Keeping informed of regulatory and market developments that will impact the business
  • Reviewing and drafting policies and procedures
  • Experience in managing databases or internal registers

Experience and Qualifications:
  • Qualified solicitor with 2-5 PQE
  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced and complex business environment
  • Ability to work alongside a small but busy team and prioritise work to ensure timescales are met
  • Commercially-focused and aware of the balance between business needs and risk
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to build relationships and influence individuals at all levels of the organisation
  • Clear, authoritative and professional communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Approachable and responsive
  • Willing to "take control" and make considered decisions
  • Self-motivated and drives for continuous improvement
  • Strong sense of integrity and values required to maintain standards and legal adherence
  • Desirable: experience within an in-house legal position or via secondment
  • Desirable: experience in advising on TUPE or GDPR

Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions, car or car allowance, excellent bonus scheme and other optional schemes you may wish to join.

If you think this is the role for you, please apply now

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