Legal Counsel — Contracts and Compliance Specialist (SaaS / Remote / Part-time)

 

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

—James Cash Penney

We believe that business growth starts with a fantastic product that people want to use. And with Publitas, we aim to create an exceptional experience for browsing shoppers by publishing engaging content online. We are on a mission to inspire people from all over the world (60M today) through a more sustainable discovery experience. We guide our customers, leading retailers such as Mattel, IKEA, Home Depot, Lenovo, and Williams Sonoma, through the print transition and provide the personalized service they deserve, which has earned us their trust and loyalty. As a result, we have more than 1900 passionate customers and advocates worldwide.

At Publitas we’re looking to add a Legal Counsel (Contracts and Compliance Specialist) who will be responsible for all Publitas Legal Operations. You will support commercial transactions while managing legal risk, ensuring regulatory compliance, negotiating commercial relationships, reviewing and drafting needed documentation.

You will be a trusted advisor, who enhances decision making throughout the company and supports the success of Publitas’s strategy. This position will be reporting to the CEO and working together with all tactical team members.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be an important part of a successful, fast-growing, tech scale-up. You’ll play a key role in scaling the Publitas legal function to achieve our ambitious plans and help meet the challenges of global expansion.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and negotiating high-quality contractual arrangements, including but not limited to commercial contracts, NDAs, vendor contracts, employment contracts.
  • Reviewing and negotiating terms & conditions, MSAs, SaaS agreements, DPAs, RFPs, and other types of agreements, providing advice and solutions about a wide range of related issues.
  • Good understanding of corporate governance and compliance with a specific focus on GDPR, employment, and payroll related instances.
  • Ensuring colleagues understand and are aware of their obligations and implement best practices to protect the company's interests.
  • Reviewing and updating existing contracts, templates, and processes and maintaining an organized system of digital (physical only where needed) records to ensure all deadlines and conditions described on contracts are met.
  • Protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company and customer information.
  • Supervise external lawyers.
  • Conduct various additional other legal and ad-hoc projects as required.
  • Keep up to date with legislative changes and pro-actively drive understanding across business.
  • Ensure accurate due diligence and compliance with corporate policies and applicable law.
  • Counsel on corporate governance and legal entity issues in the operating regions.
  • Control legal risk at all levels of the company.

Requirements:

  • +5 years experience in this specific type of role.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound understanding of data privacy and data security.
  • Positive can-do attitude. Hard-working, committed, with a client-service focus in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Able to organize, plan, and prioritize work (time management).
  • Highly dependable and able to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of legal principles, concepts, practices, and standards of contract administration.
  • Ability to analyze legal risks within contracts and know when appropriate to escalate to legal support for further evaluation or approval.
  • Working with risk and safeguarding in the agreement of contracts as well as the fulfillment of producing ongoing contractual documentation.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with peers, all levels of management, and external resources.
  • Ability to negotiate with an array of businesses and individuals.
  • Able to juggle many matters at once and quickly shift from one task to another.
  • Able to effectively collaborate across teams with an attitude that no job is too big or too small.
  • Thinking outside the box in confronting new issues and pursuing novel approaches to problems.
  • Attention to detail, yet comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
  • Takes initiative and accepts personal responsibility.
  • Ability to work effectively with Google applications.
  • Experience or knowledge of ISO 27001, ISO 27002, ISO 27005, and ISO 22301 standards.
  • Other areas of expertise, such as privacy, security (including GDPR), and intellectual property, are highly valuable.
  • Knowledge of legal practices in the EU region.
  • Experience in using contract management software.

Bonus:

  • Experience with and knowledge of legal practices in the US.
  • Experience in SaaS industry.
  • Experience in Retail Marketing industry.

If you’ve been reading this far, chances are high you're a bit like us:

  • You desire to do things better and to improve the world around you.
  • You believe that results and impact matter more than hours spent.
  • You are self-driven, and you love the fact that Publitas operates through values & habits such as:
    • Honesty
    • Respect
    • Passion
    • Generosity
    • Excellence
    • Curiosity

What can you expect from us?

  • €52,000 - €96,250 Euro gross salary per year.*
  • This is a part-time position. 18 - 24 hours per week with the potential of full-time employment after 3 - 6 months.
  • Twenty-five vacation days per year and your National Holidays off.*
  • A contract of indefinite duration.
  • Work from anywhere you desire.
  • A monthly shared office space/coworking allowance.
  • A one-time home office setup stipend.
  • A top-of-the-line MacBook.
  • Monthly wellness allowance to stay healthy while working remotely.
  • Annual retreats in some of the greatest cities in the world.
  • Free books in Kindle and Audible store.
  • We'll challenge and support each other through 1-1 sessions to get the most out of your and our potential.

* Numbers based on full-time employement.

We promise to get rid of everything that stands in your way so you can create your best work. If this sounds like your kind of place, it’s time to get in touch.

Please feel free to contact our Recruitment Team at careers@publitas.com if you have any questions.

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