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Legal Counsel



United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

About the Opportunity

Contentful is seeking a highly motivated commercial transactions attorney to join our global Go-To-Market (GTM) legal team reporting to the VP, Deputy General Counsel, GTM Legal. In this pivotal role, you will participate in shaping all legal facets of our go-to-market strategies, including drafting and negotiating various types of revenue, strategic partnerships, and purchasing transactions. We are looking for a curious, action-oriented, and strategic thinker who can navigate the complexities of the commercial landscape while ensuring compliance and fostering sustainable growth. If you enjoy finding solutions to novel challenges and building strong relationships, we’d love to hear from you!

What to Expect

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including software/SaaS/Cloud services agreements, data processing agreements, professional services agreements, partner agreements, reseller agreements, government contracts, and service level agreements.
  • Work with Procurement and cross-functional teams to draft, review, and negotiate vendor agreements for various goods and services, such as Software/SaaS tools, consulting services, and subscriptions.
  • Work closely with the Field organization to creatively solve problems and manage the negotiation cycles, ensuring alignment with business goals and risk appetite, streamlining the negotiation process where possible, and delivering engaging enablement training.
  • Advise all business clients on legal issues, risks, varied deal structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures, IP issues, negotiation strategy, and other related issues.
  • Support the continuous innovation, development, and improvement of templates, policies, workflows, playbooks, and training tools to support GTM initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of current and proposed legal and regulatory developments, trends, and requirements.
  • Analyze, and provide legal advice on compliance with global commercial and regulatory requirements (e.g., data protection, security, digital content services).
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners.

What you need to be successful

  • Law degree from an accredited law school in the United States and eligibility to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction(s).
  • Minimum 3-5 years of commercial law experience in SaaS technology transactions.
  • Proven success negotiating complex commercial deals with global Fortune 100 enterprise customers under tight deadlines.
  • Experience in the tech industry or SaaS business is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional analytical, drafting, communication, and project management skills with a strong attention to detail and ability to synthesize and communicate legal concepts to stakeholders.
  • Experience and enthusiasm to work cross-functionally and cross-culturally, cultivate strong relationships with business partners, and serve as a trusted resource within the department and beyond.
  • Aptitude for innovative and creative problem-solving, coupled with practical business judgment.
  • Collaborative, highly responsive, and service-oriented attitude.
  • Familiarity with legal tech tools and solutions for enhancing department efficiency.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company
  • Comprehensive healthcare package covering 100% of monthly health premiums for employees and 85% of costs for your dependents.
  • Fertility and family building benefits, including a lifetime reimbursable wallet to support your growing family.
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, sick days, compassion days for loss, education days, and volunteer days
  • Company paid parental leave to care for and focus on your growing family
  • Use your personal annual education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual and in-person events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties
  • An annual wellbeing stipend to care for your physical, financial, or emotional health
  • A monthly communication stipend and phone hardware upgrade reimbursement.
  • New hire office equipment stipend for hybrid or distributed employees. Get the gear you need to work at your best.

This role will need to be conducted in a state in which we are currently registered to do business.

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Who are we?

Contentful is the intelligent composable content platform that unlocks all of an organization’s digital content to deliver impactful customer experiences, making content a strategic business asset. The Contentful Platform, Contentful Studio, and the Contentful Ecosystem combine the flexibility of composable content with the intelligence of AI, empowering digital teams to drive business momentum through collaboration, speed, and scale. Contentful powers innovative content experiences across brands, regions, and channels for organizations around the world, including nearly 30% of the Fortune 500. Nearly 800 people from more than 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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