Global Corporate Counsel (Part Time Opportunity- Can be based in UK or Austin, TX) at Brightpearl

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About Brightpearl:

We’re an award-winning tech business. Brightpearl is the retail operations platform for cool brands and retailers. We help over 1,400 omnichannel businesses selling finished goods, trading $2.5m-$50m a year in 53 countries to streamline their back office operations. We delight our customers by getting them up and running with Brightpearl in less than 60 days - that’s twice as fast as our competitors, and empowering them to make smart decisions to grow efficiently.

About the Role:

We’re looking for an accomplished and confident Global Corporate Counsel to join our Business Operations team based within either the UK (Bristol or London) or Austin, Texas.

This role is our first in-house hire on the legal team, for our growing, enterprise SaaS Company. It’s a unique opportunity to work across the entire business, with a particular focus on business-oriented legal guidance. Your responsibilities will include ownership of all “legal” aspects of Brightpearl's Company Secretarial obligations, commercial contracts, non-standard contract negotiations with Customers, Alliances and Vendors, instituting compliance policies, managing risk whilst maintaining the entrepreneurial culture of the company, oversight of legal operations, plus a variety of fundraising, intellectual property, privacy and employment matters. You will be the go-to person for all aspects of Brightpearl’s legal affairs. This role reports to our Chief of Staff.

Our ideal candidate will have knowledge and demonstrable experience of SaaS contracts, with a proven track record as an effective terms negotiator. Proven experience in UK and EU law and working knowledge of US law (specifically New York and Texas law) will be a distinct advantage.

This progressive role presents the opportunity to establish yourself as a trusted business partner and thought leader in the company, achieving the best possible outcomes for Brightpearl.

Your Day-to-Day will include:

  • Partner with our Go To Market teams with the preparation, drafting and negotiation of non-standard terms for strategic customer contracts, support the closure of deals in the most efficient manner whilst managing risk, and educate Brightpearl’s representatives to effectively sell our standard legal terms and conditions:
  • Provide legal and practical advice in the drafting, negotiation and execution of all types of agreements and contracts on behalf of the company, with Customers, Alliances and Vendors;
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and subject matter experts to ensure that legal agreements and policies are aligned with business objectives;
  • Assist in the implementation and enforcement of contracting policies, directives and strategic initiatives, supporting litigation and dispute resolution as required;
  • Manage the “legal” aspects of Company Secretarial duties;
  • Deliver professional and practical advice and administrative support throughout Funding rounds and associated due diligence processes;
  • Anticipate and flag legal risks and issues, resolve sensitive legal projects effectively, and handle difficult situations diplomatically and independently;
  • Keep stakeholders updated on status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with relevant legal matters;
  • Provide cross-functional legal and compliance assistance to other departments, on a variety of legal issues, and where appropriate, liaising with outside counsel;
  • Institute company-wide compliance processes for all areas of the business, including data privacy, security, employment practices, vendor relationships, and Intellectual Property management;
  • Ongoing maintenance and review of Enterprise License Agreement, Privacy and Security Policies, Terms of Use, NDAs, Employment Agreements etc;
  • Design, implement, and oversee processes for scalable legal operations;
  • Address other ad-hoc or specialised legal issues in conjunction with Brightpearl leadership, peers and/or outside counsel.

Requirements

To be successful as our Global Corporate Counsel you will have:

  • Relevant experience: At least 6 years of experience in UK practice, a US law firm or corporate law department, with working experience in commercial contracts, data privacy and data protection;
  • Qualified to practice in the UK and also ideally New York State Bar Certified;
  • Experience in SaaS business preferred;

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong ethics and integrity is a must;
  • Preference to work as a self-starter who works comfortably in a fast paced and deadline-oriented environment, and manages priorities objectively;
  • Executes with high standards of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: can interact professionally with our internal Brightpearl teams, as well as with Brightpearl’s Customers, Alliances and Vendors;
  • Effective communication skills, with a proven ability to work constructively with counterparties to find mutually agreeable solutions in negotiations;
  • Ability to break down complex legal problems into business and legal risks, and explain legal issues and consequences clearly, to business partners and stakeholders, and assist decision making and action;
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and take on tasks, both big and small. This is the first in-house legal role for Brightpearl, afterall.
  • Confidence and pragmatic with a strong sense of ownership, keen to make a positive, cross-functional impact, and achieve the best possible outcomes for Brightpearl.

Benefits

Brightpearl Perks - check out our UK and US specifics here

  • You’ll be joining an award winning SaaS Company
  • We offer a competitive salary, stock options and a pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave, plus long service awards and volunteering days to give back to the community
  • We promote health and well-being through comprehensive medical insurance packages and subsidised gym memberships
  • We support work-life balance through flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to collaborate and share success through company wide socials and All Hands and lots of effective and inclusive feedback channels
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Location

Located on 7th and Brazos, there's a great selection of lunch spots and coffee shops. We're also a short walk to the train stop!

An Insider's view of Brightpearl

What are some social events your company does?

The Company is transparent with employees offering weekly stand up meetings, monthly all-hands meetings & Friday happy hour in the office. In addition, we have monthly lunch-and-learns, volunteer opportunities & friendly departmental competitions. Holiday parties & group team building activities are an optional way to get to know your colleagues!

Sarah

Head of HR US

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Brightpearl has given me an amazing opportunity to see creative collaboration, support, and teamwork across departments where even the execs aren't afraid to dive in to assist and support our customers. I am so proud of my company for getting on the Built in Austin's Best Places to Work list, it was well deserved.

AJ

Professional Services Project Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

You have to be a self starter and vocal about what you need. Management wants you to be successful and will help you along the path to success, so don't be shy.

Nikki

Office & Operations Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's great to be a part of a company where your contributions are recognized and encouraged. From day one, I've felt support from the team and have consistently been provided insight on Brightpearl's trajectory. I'm incredibly excited for both the future of my career here, and the future of Brightpearl.

EJ

Presales Engineer

What are Brightpearl Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Company offers paid volunteer opportunities annually for employees to work together on a community project.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Brightpearl offers the opportunity for employees to save money on a pre-tax basis for things that they are already paying for on medical, dependent care and commuter expenses.
Disability Insurance
Brightpearl pays 100% of the cost for Short-term and Long-term disability benefits.
Dental Benefits
Brightpearl's dental plan pays 100% of the cost for preventive care 2x in a 12 month period. The employee premium is covered at 100% by the Company.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan is through one of the largest network of providers. Brightpearl pays 100% of the employee premium for this benefit.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have two Medical plans. A High Deductible Plan with a HSA option which the Company contributes to every pay period. Also a traditional PPO plan. Both employee premiums paid 100% by the Company.
Life Insurance
Brightpearl pays for 1x base annual salary for every employee.
Onsite Gym
Our Austin office has access to an onsite fitness facility for all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Our 401K plan is currently through Vanguard and offers a wide selection of funds to choose from to round out your saving options. We also offer a ROTH choice as well.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Our PTO plan gives employees 120 hours of time to use for vacation or personal reasons.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Brightpearl offers 12 holiday days including the employee's birthday!
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Brightpearl focuses and the work that the employees contributes and supports each employee to come to work in a casual office dress.
Company Outings
Brightpearl has team-building events, Company-wide holiday parties, a BBQ family-friendly event and many opportunities for happy hour as well.
Stocked Kitchen
Brightpearl has a stocked kitchen with coffee, tea and snacks.
Some Meals Provided
The Company will host frequent lunch and learn opportunities for the employees.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
Parking is reimbursed up to $150 per month for parking in Austin.
Fitness Subsidies
We have partnered with Gold's gym to offer our team discounted rates!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

The Company also pays for a College Assistance Program which offers free access to professionals to help you with college planning and debt related to education. Also, Brightpearl has an Employee Assistance Program which provides free and confidential counseling and financial advice.

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