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Senior Commercial Counsel

Austin, TX
Full Time
07-03-2020
Job #: COMME02841 Exp.: 7 - 10 Years
Description:
As a Senior Commercial Counsel for E2open, the successful candidate will help accelerate E2open’s success by providing practical, creative, thoughtful, and quick answers to key contractual questions. The Senior Commercial Counsel will be required to draft, negotiate, and manage a wide variety of agreements, including commercial, customer, partner, and vendor agreements but the focus will be SaaS agreements. The successful candidate will assist with the continuous development of the contracts function and its processes. E2open’s Legal function is diligent and proactive and works cross–functionally with all areas of the company in a collaborative, collegial, fast-paced, global team environment.

Responsibilities
  • Write, review, draft, and negotiate SaaS agreements, software license agreements, professional services agreements, partner agreements, contract addenda
  • Identify terms that vary from corporate standards to ensure accuracy and compliance, recommend appropriate modifications, engage and collaborate with internal stakeholders in the sales, professional services, legal, and other internal organizations as may be required
  • Provide effective guidance of contract issues to management
  • Assist with establishment of initiatives for contracts function, including contracting tools and processes, legal language library, reference materials, and playbooks
  • Provide guidance on contracting practices and procedures to employees and managers
  • Advise sales management of contractual rights and obligations and provide clarification of contract terms and conditions
  • Act as a liaison between internal and external customers to efficiently drive the contract review and approval process to conclusion
  • Act as the liaison between the various company departments and the Legal Department on the preparation, review, and execution of vendor agreements
  • Mentor junior contract specialists
  • Develop processes and analytics to track instances of non-compliance and develop a plan to minimize future incidents
  • Assist in review and response to RFPs and RFQs, offering appropriate alternatives to contract terms and conditions
  • Prepare and administer routine and/or specialized correspondence
  • Assist in other contracts management duties that may arise from time to time

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface with all levels
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional and tactful manner
  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills with ability to effectively work in a team environment and under general supervision
  • Strong understanding of contract provisions and risks and the legal areas and laws that impact them
  • Ability to mentor within the department and train other departments on company contract policies
  • Successfully accomplish work with a high degree of independence balance competing priorities with short lead times
  • Effectively analyze significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and communicates results
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Word and Excel, is required
  • Experience with SalesForce.com is preferred.
  • Experience with DocuSign is preferred.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • 7-10 years of experience in the creation, negotiation, preparation, administration and monitoring technology-related agreements
  • 4+ years of experience with SaaS and/or enterprise software agreements is required
  • Intellectual curiosity about E2open customers, products/technology, and contract provisions
  • Juris Doctorate degree

Qualifications
Experience
Required
  • JD degree
  • 7-10 years: Relevant Legal Experience in creation, negotiation, preparation, administration, and monitoring technology-related agreements







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