Associate General Counsel- SaaS (Sales Support)

  • London, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Legal

Company Description

Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.

Job Description

About The Role

Tradeshift is looking for a seasoned, pragmatic and motivated team player to serve as Associate General Counsel, Commercial based in EMEA, supporting its sales of B2B SaaS solutions, including marketplace, invoice automation, small business solutions and other B2B platform offerings. This position has a great deal of responsibility and will report to the Tradeshift General Counsel, who is based in the US. 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • You will be helping to supervise and set standards and policies for the sales process and will provide legal counsel for drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, platform integrations, early customer agreements for new product launches and some strategic partnerships.  You will be the face of legal at sales kick-off events and sales training activities.  

  • You will also advise clients on the various legal risks, business strategies and other issues related to commercial transactions and general operations in EMEA, often helping to coordinate and manage outside counsel in EMEA on other topics such as litigation and human resources.   

  • Tradeshift’s EMEA employee base and customers are primarily located in Denmark, France, the UK, and Romania.  We are looking to fill this role with someone who is fluent in both English and French (German or Spanish is a plus) and located in Western Europe, preferably, Denmark, UK or France working primarily remotely if in France or the UK.  This is a great opportunity to join an evolving legal team and work on ever-evolving fin-tech and SaaS offerings.  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD/equivalent from an accredited university, licensed to practice in France, Denmark, or UK (the country in which you are located)

  • 7+ Years of relevant SaaS transactions experience for a technology company in Europe (preferably at least 7 years in-house and 2+ years at a global law firm)

  • Fluency in French & English

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and excellent drafting skills

  • Legal negotiation fluency in English and French

  • Experience drafting, negotiating and managing B2B software deals (e.g., technology licensing, data protection/governance agreements, SaaS products subscription agreements, consulting service agreements, platform integrations, etc.)

  • Experience leading negotiations opposite large companies and coordinating legal counsel addressing multifaceted legal issues such as data protection and privacy, sanctions compliance, competition and other global legal frameworks

  • Experience working on, prioritizing, and managing numerous projects and deals simultaneously under competing deadlines

  • Experience working effectively and collaboratively cross-functionally, exercising sound business judgment with a solution mindset

  • Working knowledge of online software industry applicable laws and regulations

  • Willingness to travel within Europe and occasionally to the US (10%)

Preferred (Nice to Have) Qualifications:

  • Technology transactions experience at or for a fintech platform company or online marketplace company

  • Fluent in French (Spanish & German would be a plus)

  • Experience providing counseling to internet companies offering products integrated to financial services

  • Experience drafting custom agreements from scratch (i.e. not from existing templates)

  • Working knowledge of Spanish or German

  • Experience with data governance/machine learning/AI product counseling

  • Experience with a Europe or US based company with operations in China, India or other Asia pacific locations

Additional Information

Location: Remote...but not alone.
Your colleagues are wicked smart and some of the kindest and nicest people around. You’ll be given the opportunity to do creative problem solving for issues that actually matter, and have a real impact on the projects you are driving.

Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock. 

TradeShifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

We value diversity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you might like working here:

  • You love autonomy and the freedom to get your work done how you want 
  • You like sharing your opinions and feeling like they matter
  • You want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day: brains, heart, and guts.
  • Career and professional development opportunities

  • A competitive compensation package + equity

  • Wellness and volunteer Programs

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

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