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Legal Counsel - Commercial and Marketing

Job Title: Legal Counsel - Commercial and Marketing
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: RC/C/Legalcounsel_1658399686
Contact Name: Rohit Chavda
Contact Email:
Job Published: 18 days ago

Job Description

Senior Legal Counsel

Hybrid/ Reading

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The role involves working on a broad range of contracts supporting the Commercial Directorate. These will include marketing and media agency agreements, partnerships and sponsorship deals, loyalty partnerships supporting our loyalty app, data monetisation deals and initiatives, devices contracts and more. You will work within the Marketing and Media legal team a collaborative and versatile legal team working on fast moving commercial and marketing projects.

As Senior Counsel in the role you would have responsibility for the following areas:
* Business partnering with a range of stakeholders on a range of contracts.
* Negotiating and agreeing key contractual terms.
* Prioritising numerous demands for legal support.
* Providing holistic advice on legal considerations of contracts and new products, bringing in other lawyers with specific subject matter expertise as appropriate.
* Escalating key commercial and legal risks and summarising big deals for Group and management teams.
* Identifying opportunities to mitigate risks and/or learn from specific challenges, such as improving processes, developing best practice terms or new policy.
* Training operational and commercial teams on how to get the best out of contract negotiations.
* Working with many parts of the business including Commercial, Consumer, Service, Sales, Risk & Compliance and New Product Development. You may also work on group contracting arrangements.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 5+ years' PQE and qualification at well-respected law firm in the UK or another Commonwealth jurisdiction.
    * Strong advisory, drafting and negotiation skills with a commercial mindset.
    * Proactive, practical and commercial - actively takes initiative and focuses on solutions/business outcomes and with a "can do" problem-solving attitude.
    * Constructive and consultative team player with good communication skills with an ability to communicate with, and influence people at all levels (internally and externally) in a clear, succinct and persuasive way.
    * Flexibility and ability to handle change and a busy environment.
    * Ability to identify key issues of commercial significance and/or those with most significant risk profiles and work creatively and collaboratively to drive optimal outcomes.

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