Legal Associate – Contract Management

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1366467

 Job Description

Axiom, a pioneer in the legal industry and a leading, global provider of technology-enabled legal solutions, is seeking a Legal Associate II for a permanent position within a commercial contracts team in our Belfast office

Legal Associate, Contract Management II, Belfast

Closing date: 16th Oct 2018

 

Axiom

 

Axiom, a recognized leader in the business of law, is a new category of professional services firm and the world’s largest provider of tech-enabled legal, contracts, and compliance solutions for large enterprises. Axiom is pioneering change, innovation, and value in one of the world’s largest economies that has not yet fully yielded to innovation and modernization. The Financial Times ranked Axiom #1 in business of law, #1 in innovation in corporate strategy and #1 in innovation in law firm efficiency, while The New York Times said Axiom is “rewriting the law firm business model.” We’re comprised of over 2,000 passionate Axiomites who serve over half the Fortune 100 across 17 offices globally (…and growing!).

The Role

This is a permanent, full time opportunity to join a team which is dedicated to supporting our client, a leading telecommunications company.  The team will provide support to our client’s procurement function in the drafting, negotiation and management of its commercial contracts.            

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be part of a team committed to overall delivery of services and compliance with all delivery commitments to the client including drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial procurement contracts;
  • Assist with development of templates, playbooks and other tools for use by the team and the client; 
  • Be part of a team committed to continually developing process improvements and continuously improving the service to the client;
  • Work with the client to ensure that the delivery of services is in accordance with agreed processes and standards;
  • Ensuring reporting tools are accurately and regularly used.

 Successful Candidates

 

Successful candidates must be fit for Axiom’s unique operating environment and culture: high-growth, innovative, lean, and values-driven. As such, successful candidates must be highly capable in each of the following dimensions (among others): adaptability, curiosity, resourcefulness, analytical thinking/problem solving, proactivity, collaboration, technological savvy, and operating with/through a lean team (for people leaders: must be comfortable in a player/coach role.)

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Law degree
  • Min of 2 years’ experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts within a law firm, as part of an in-house legal team, within professional services or within Axiom
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Regular client-facing experience
  • Good commercial awareness, working directly with business managers
  • The legal knowledge to act as an advisor to our client
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite – especially Microsoft Word
  • Organisational fit for the Axiom culture – exhibiting the core values of Irresistible, Fresh, Committed and Thoughtful
  • Legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience drafting the following contracts; contracts for procurement of services such as software services; SaaS services; digital media buying services; recruitment services
  • Operates with minimal supervision
  • Experience of working with or for a telecommunications client preferably in a volume contracting function.
  • Working with a recognised matter management system as part of daily routine

 

 At Axiom we are incredibly selective in our hiring. Shortlisting for this vacancy will be completed on the basis of merit and candidates should tailor their CVs to reflect our essential criteria.

As part of ISO certified organisation the candidate will be required to follow the policies and procedures on Information Security Management Systems in place at the Belfast Centre and globally at Axiom. You will also be subject to the client’s policies and procedures and security requirements. As a member of your team, you will have access to various company and client assets and will be required to maintain the level of security as identified for each asset.

Axiom is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.