The Senior Company Counsel will provide front line legal support to the global sales organisation, product development and where applicable tech groups.
There will be a strong focus on commercial, tech, and IP related matters including sales, data analytics and product development.
Some compliance related work will be part of the role. The Senior Company Counsel is a business partner to the Global Sales MT.
You will report to the SVP and Global General Counsel in the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
Your responsibilities :
Demonstrate in depth knowledge of commercial tech contracts including sales (customer contracts, resellers, distributors and agent contracts, tenders) and product development with a focus on data analytics.
Ability to support and develop strategies, templates, training and policies for the global sales and product development group.
Support compliance activities. Strong (commercial tech) negotiation skills. Instruct and support outside counsel where needed.
Understand the business / strategic drivers of the business to provide best in practice professional legal services with significant impact.
Builds relationships with the aim to become the trusted business partner.
Participates in global legal department projects including training, workshops, drafting, localising, managing and updating global contract templates, legal policies, and coordinating legal processes with relevant internal stakeholders including the content and tech lawyers and communicating relevant regulatory requirements.
What you should bring :
University degree (Law), min. 10 years of working experience in a law firm, or in-house
Managing progressively more complex transactional negotiations with strong focus on commercial, tech and data analytics contracts and product development processes.
Core understanding of technology and data analytics oriented intellectual property, and negotiation skills (to protect such IP)
Knowledge and experience of sales tender processes.
What we offer :
We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development.
Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.
An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.