Rackspace is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to provide legal leadership and sales support to the EMEA region. The role is primarily focused on providing commercial contracts support to the sales teams in UK and will work closely with the local business leaders to help them achieve their projected sales growth. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Legal Director, International, who is based in our London office. The International Legal team is responsible for managing all EMEA and Asia Pac legal commercial matters for the global business.
Acting as a Legal business partner for our EMEA commercial transactions, with a strong focus on sales.
Structuring, negotiating and drafting sales, partner and vendor contracts and related agreements which can range from standard contracts to bespoke, complex and outsourcing transactions.
Advising senior executives and other business team members on data protection and other contract specific issues and risks relating to cloud computing, their impact and mitigating actions.
Reviewing and approving commercial contracts for International Legal in accordance with our standard policies and procedures, escalating non-standard matters to the Senior Legal Director.
Partnering with our International Legal team and US Legal team to ensure we have a consistent global approach in the way we work with our sales teams.
Assisting our US Legal corporate services team in dealing with non-commercial transactional matters, for example data privacy and regulatory matters.
Leading process improvement projects for EMEA Legal and working with our business stakeholders (e.g. Customer Service, Finance etc) to deliver superior contract outcomes.
Qualified solicitor with over 6 years post qualified experience, with a strong academic background.
Extensive background in general IT law and European data protection law with significant IT sector contract experience
Previous in-house legal experience working with sales teams in a global technology company
A good understanding of cross jurisdictional issues that may arise when negotiating global agreements with multinational companies
Broad transactional background, including extensive general commercial contracting on sales contracts, intellectual property, data privacy and other regulatory matters
Excellent negotiation and drafting skills
Ability to build strong relationships with internal client and legal stakeholders and act as a business enabler
Confident in advising senior management on legal, risk and strategic issues with a willingness to challenge when required.
Willing to accommodate out of hours work when required to support the legal teams in International and the US. Flexible working is available.
Ability to simplify, problem solve, multitask and work effectively against deadlines
Ability to work autonomously with independent thinking, as a senior legal leader.
Excellent commercial and strategic business judgment#LI-BT1
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