Commercial Contract Solicitor

25 Sep 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Commercial Contracts Solicitor

The Commercial Contracts Solicitor will support the in-house Legal and Compliance team, reporting to the Legal and Compliance Director. The successful candidate will provide commercial support and advice to the whole business liaising closely with the Trading Managers.

Main Responsvilities

Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, in particular IT contracts, logistics contracts and supply of goods and services agreements
Maintaining and regularly updating the company's standard T&C's, including website terms and business to business purchase terms
Advising on marketing matters and sales promotions
Providing training and legal updates to the business
Co-ordinating external legal support
Supporting the Legal and Compliance Director on intellectual property matters when required
Be flexible to carry out any other reasonable task as required within the office environment.

The Person

Able to work on their own initiative with a degree of autonomy
Ability to manage and prioritise own workload
Work as part of a team
Good time management and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachability is key
Commercial awareness
Good IT skills and knowledge is essential
Good sense of humour!
Be a qualified lawyer with 2-4 years' PQE* and strong academics, having trained in a leading law firm
Preferably have experience of working within an in-house environment, ideally in the retail sector
Be comfortable working with and communicating to colleagues at all levels of the business and will be able to work well as part of a team as well as having the ability to work autonomously
Have excellent drafting and negotiation skills along with good commercial awareness and the ability to succeed in a fast-paced business
Have a working knowledge of intellectual property will be advantageous but is not essential
Willing to undertake other duties as required by the Legal and Compliance team from time to time