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In-House Commercial Contracts & Procurement Lawyer - Glasgow

Commercial Contracts - In-House
Ref: 451 Date Posted: Monday 13 Sep 2021
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Leading intentional law firm are looking to hire a Commercial Contracts Lawyer to join their innovative in-house function. The role can be based in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Birmingham. 

Role Profile:

  • The Central Procurement and Contracts team combines procurement and legal contract expertise working together to support the firm in its sourcing, contracting and management of 3rd party suppliers, both in the UK and other jurisdictions where the firm has a presence. On the contracts side, the team currently comprises a Legal Director, three Senior Contracts Lawyers and a Senior Training and Contracts Lawyer, all permanent roles. 
  • On the procurement side CPC has a Head of Procurement, two Category Managers, a data analyst and an apprentice.   A dedicated Team Coordinator/PA provides support for all CPC members. The team operates a centre of excellence approach working with representatives across the various business functions (referred to as the 'buying community') using established policies, procedures and work practices to provide a 'best practice' approach to sourcing, contracting and supply management. 
  • The role of the Contracts Lawyer is generally to draft, review, negotiate and advise on a wide range of commercial contracts in support of the procurement, contracting and supplier management activities undertaken by CPC and the buying community. CPC also assists fee earners with procurement and contracting activities, to the extent that practice groups have sourcing requirements.
  • Review, draft, amend and negotiate contracts from low to high value for all the business operations that CPC supports (as indicated above) handling the legal aspects in an autonomous fashion and seeking input from the senior lawyers in the team where required.
  • Apply a pragmatic, commercial and, in some cases, risk management approach to all contract work, often against tight deadlines.
  • Work with members of CPC and the buying community to understand and reflect business and commercial requirements into contracts and recognise key issues and priorities.

Candidate Requirements

  • Circa 2-5 years PQE in a general commercial or IT role is preferable, either in-house or private practice in a substantial, well established organisation, but we will consider those with less experience or newly qualified-lawyers if otherwise ideally suited for the role.
  • Candidates seeking a part-time 4 day a week position or a flexible-working role are also invited to apply. 
  • Technical excellence in contract drafting and amending and ability to apply skills to a wide range of commercial contracts for services and equipment  
  • Experience dealing with all legal aspects of commercial agreements. In particular, experience of IP, data protection and employment related aspects highly desirable. Ability to formulate and draft service requirements and service level agreements based on buying community input.
  • Commercial awareness and ability to prioritise and make sound judgements on contract issues and level of acceptable risk.
  • Enthusiastic and proactive.
  • Solution driven - ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.

On Offer:

On offer is a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson, Director

Tel: 0141 244 0260

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com