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Senior Legal Counsel

Job description

Senior Legal Counsel

Location: London

Length: 12 months

Rate: £70-73p/h

Hours: 9am - 6pm


About the Team

The Emerging Products Go-to-Market Legal team provides transactional counsel and support for our clients' Global Specialized Sales team. We liaise with the broader Workday legal and compliance team and other cross-functional teams to help drive alignment and implement integration strategy for the acquired products for our client. We work closely with GTM leadership to create contract templates and negotiation playbooks as well as enhance contract processes and operations in support of high volume and high velocity technology transactions.

About the Role

This role can be based in our clients' central London office and will report to the Deputy General Counsel for the Emerging Products Go-to-Market Legal Team, supporting Workday’s EMEA Specialized Sales team .

You will:

• Drive technology transactions, which will include negotiation with customers and drafting of subscription, data processing, professional services agreements, and other crucial terms

• Assist in defining scalable contract approaches and playbooks and train our sales teams to support high volume and high velocity deals. They will work closely with our clients' corporate headquarters as well as cross-functional teams (sales operations, services, product, marketing)

• Provide proactive strategic advice to internal teams regarding business and legal issues and risks

• Partner effectively with our clients' corporate headquarters as well as cross-functional teams (sales operations, services, product, marketing, revenue recognition, privacy & security, and contracts operations)


Basic qualifications:

• Qualified solicitor (England & Wales)

• CIPP/E Certification and/or deep understanding of complex global data privacy and security laws and principles

• 8+ years post qualification experience with a law firm and/or in-house position


Other qualifications:

• Experience negotiating and drafting complex enterprise SaaS technology transactions

• An appreciation and understanding of the challenges faced by regulated industries who buy SaaS services

• Influential, proactive, trouble shooter, detail-orientated with outstanding influencing and interpersonal skills

• Outstanding judgment and integrity with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives

• Creative problem-solving capabilities to close deals and refine the legal terms and sales approach

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-output, collaborative environment

• Significant experience counselling global organizations on commercial and compliance issues

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to create and sustain lasting relationships with peers, customers and management


Interested? Please apply today!

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