Commercial Counsel

Employer
Project 44
Location
Chicago
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 02, 2024
Closes
Apr 30, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Counsel
Contract Type
Permanent

Why project44?

At project44 we're on a mission – to make supply chains work.

project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end–to–end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world's leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, in FreightWaves' FreightTech 25, and the Customer's Choice in Gartner Peer Insights' Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast–growing, global workforce.

If you're eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let's talk.

Commercial Counsel

project44 is seeking a commercial attorney to join our global legal team. This role will provide critical legal support and guidance on all commercial engagements with a focus on supporting the legal aspects of the entire contract lifecycle, including data, privacy and general commercial engagements. This position will also work collaboratively with the other legal team members on various matters including general corporate issues, compliance and risk management, tax and governance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support for project44's commercial agreements and relationships. This will include reviewing, drafting and managing SaaS/cloud agreements, strategic partnership agreements, services agreements, terms of service, statements of work, end–user agreements, data processing agreements, order forms and vendor and procurement agreements. This support will range from basic support using standard terms and conditions to complicated engagements with significant international counterparties.
  • Support company's procurement function with legal review of all vendor agreements.
  • Develop, recommend and update standard/recommended legal language for internal client use.
  • Negotiate effectively and constructively with internal partners, external clients and other third parties
  • Provide practical and understandable analysis and counsel on various legal issues and agreements including commercial transactions, data, privacy and intellectual property.

Requirements & Preferred Skills

  • Strong knowledge of SaaS (Software as a Service) agreements (both in a vendor and buyer role), data and privacy laws required
  • Experience with implementation and/or operation of a contract management system
  • Must be organized, responsive and extremely detail–oriented
  • Experience delivering practical advice under pressure and prioritizing work
  • Flexibility, teamwork and people skills essential
  • Tech savvy with a pragmatic and can–do mindset
  • Thrives in high performance culture
  • Excellent command of written and verbal communication skills
  • Can easily apply strong analytical and creative problem–solving skills to legal, business, and operational issues

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from accredited law school
  • 2 or more years of experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements with a variety of third parties involving enterprise software and software as a service
  • Prior in–house experience preferred
  • Prior start up high–growth technology company experience preferred

Diversity & Inclusion

At project44, we're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. As we work to deliver a truly world–class product and experience, we are also intentionally building teams that reflect the unique communities we serve. We're focused on creating a company where all team members can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We're building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for, and our journey of becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, where all have a sense of belonging, is shaped through the actions of our leadership, global teams and individual team members. We are resolute in our belief that each team member has an equal responsibility to mold and uphold our culture.

project44 is an equal opportunity employer seeking to enrich our work environment by creating opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we'd love to review your application!

For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email . Even if you don't meet 100% of the above job description you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role's requirements.

More about project44

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continues to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we've created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world's leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences.

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