My client has c30,000 strong team, with over 2,000 locations and 21 market leading businesses. The In-house legal department, currently shortlisted in The Law Society Excellence Awards for the 2016 In-house category, is integral to the business. They are looking to appoint a commercially minded solicitor to compliment the established and well regarded team.
Reporting into the Head of Commercial Legal Services, the position requires a client facing, communicative and approachable commercial generalist, to act in a critical role as the primary contact to one of our major stakeholders within the organisation. As such, there is capacity for this person to be based primarily in either our Northampton HQ or Watford. You'll need to be a confident solicitor with a strong pedigree and profile who can provide clear, commercial legal advice and have a solid background in contacts negotiation and drafting. Previous In-house experience, especially gained within the retail or FMCG sector would be highly advantageous, as would any exposure to consumer issues.
You'll need to have a demonstrable desire to work In-house and a genuine commitment to be the very best you can. You'll thrive with the visibility and exposure to the business you'll receive and relish your ability to advise and influence senior stakeholders being pragmatic, commercial and creative whilst resolving complex contract negotiations.