Senior Counsel - Commercial Attorney

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Career Site Team: Legal

Job Description

NielsenIQ seeks to hire a talented, enthusiastic and business-oriented lawyer to join the Legal Department as Senior Counsel.  The successful candidate will primarily work on client and vendor agreements relating to data, software, technology, and custom analytics services at the forefront of the evolving retail and manufacturer landscape, as well as providing general legal support and counsel for the NielsenIQ business. 

The ideal candidate is eager to roll up their sleeves and creatively solve problems and is someone who thrives in a dynamic and versatile environment with frequently shifting priorities. The Counsel will work in a collaborative culture and be asked to support the existing legal team working to draft, review and negotiate agreements with customers and vendors.

Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following and Others as Assigned:

  • Draft, review, negotiate and manage commercial contracts, including license agreements, master services agreements, statements of work, data license agreements, RFP responses and supporting documents;

  • Support other legal team members and coordinate with other functional groups (Finance, Security, IT, Tax) in complex commercial contracting matters;

  • Provide quick, practical and business-oriented legal advice to internal business teams, providing information on legal issues (and appropriate risk assessment of such issues), company policies and procedures;

  • Support business in all legal matters that arise from time to time, including policy creation and enforcement, dispute resolution, and litigation support.

                                 

Qualifications:

 

  • Juris Doctor and a member in good standing of the bar in any U.S. state;

  • 6+ years of experience (experience at a law firm and/or in-house is preferred);

  • Experience negotiating complex commercial contracts regarding data, software, technology, and/or custom analytics;

  • Ability to draft and negotiate commercial agreements (with acute attention to detail), with minimal support from senior staff;

  • Demonstrated ability to think and decide quickly, and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely to lawyers and non-lawyers alike;

  • Understanding of the need for responsiveness and an eagerness to work directly with internal business partners to answer questions and give guidance as needed;

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a remote environment, within a globally distributed team and a fast-paced business environment.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.  We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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