In-House Contract Lawyer - Associate or Solicitor, Leeds
DAC Beachcroft
England
12h ago

Role Responsibility

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts with suppliers, working with our in-house Procurement team;
  • Working closely with the business to draft and negotiate terms of engagement with clients;
  • Assisting our Bids team with the contractual aspects of client bids and pitches;
  • Working with the PG&R International team to support consistent contracting arrangements where services may be required in different jurisdictions;
  • Ensuring any risks in contracts are highlighted and mitigated where possible;
  • Supporting effective governance processes surrounding contractual relationships from inception to renewal and termination;
  • Ensuring that the legislative and regulatory requirements (e.g. data protection and information security) that the Group needs to comply with are covered off in contracts;
  • Maintaining awareness of legal, regulatory and compliance changes which impact on the Group's contracts and ensuring knowledge is shared with others in the team;
  • Assisting with the development of template documentation and keeping it updated in light of new developments in law and regulation;
  • Assisting with the completion of client due diligence questionnaires and the review and risk assessment of supplier due diligence responses; and
  • Assisting with developing and promoting an understanding of the regulatory and professional environment in which the Group operates by building relationships within the Group.
  • The Ideal Candidate

    You will be have the following :

  • 0-3 years PQE.
  • Ability to analyse information and to use the results of that analysis to make effective decisions and find solutions.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Responsive to the demands of the Group, clients and suppliers and have the ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to plan and organise effectively in order to meet business priorities.
  • The ability to form working relationships with others, both inside and outside of the PG&R team.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.
  • A good team player who is supportive of others within the PG&R team and wider Group.
  • A confident decision maker.
  • Responds positively to change and adapts easily to new processes and initiatives.
  • Good IT skills with a knowledge of Microsoft Office packages although further training can be given if required.
  • Flexibility to travel to other offices as required - this can involve staying away from home.
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