Newgistics Inc.

  • Senior Counsel/Assistant General Counsel

    Location US-TX-Austin
    ID
    1889
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Corporate Services
  • Overview

    We are looking for a detail oriented individual with superior drafting skills, advanced client management skills such as responsiveness, diplomacy and approachability with clients at all levels of the company, other Legal Department team members, and outside counsel.  The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to work successfully both independently and as part of a team.  Other specific qualities include the following: 

    • Strong negotiating skills.
    • The ability to provide legal advice in a manner that is simple, straightforward and actionable.
    • The ability to handle multiple projects at one time, prioritizing and organizing them in an effective manner.
    • The ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral form, to business unit leaders and all individuals in a company.
    •  Excellent judgment in terms of balancing risk in both business and legal matters.
    •  A willingness to learn and work in areas of less familiarity.
    •  A no-drama, levelheaded work style.
    •  Unwavering integrity.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Have responsibility for general legal matters, including commercial legal advice and contracts, in support of the Commerce Services segment of Pitney Bowes, which includes internet based offerings, cross-border transactions, parcel logistics, fulfillment and related services, and software licensing. 
    • Be responsible for supporting other corporate functions or business units. 
    • Will work both independently and under the supervision of the business unit General Counsel.
    • Draft, review and negotiate complex agreements, both U.S.-based and with international partners and clients, including structuring and negotiating global master agreements with Fortune 100 companies, parcel logistics and fulfillment agreements, complex licensing and services agreements, OEM/Technology in-licenses, web based terms and conditions, reseller and distribution agreements, payments-related agreements, non-disclosure agreements and various other types of agreements.
    • Advise business unit clients regarding various legal matters and potential disputes.
    • Work on general commercial matters for the business unit, both independently and with other members of the Legal Department.
    • Communicate and negotiate with clients and vendors.
    • Evaluate and act on compliance needs.
    • Work on special projects with senior management and other members of the Legal Department.
    • Consult with subject matter experts, internal and external, as needed.
    • Manage outside counsel.

    Qualifications

    As Senior Counsel/Assistant General Counsel you should have:

    • A minimum of 6-7 years of commercial legal experience with background and interpersonal skills necessary to function successfully in a visible and challenging position. 
    • A background that ideally includes a combination of law firm training and in-house counsel experience.     
    • A diverse corporate legal background, including negotiation experience, general corporate exposure to sophisticated corporate matters, and success in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work on a wide range of complex commercial transactions and go-to-market alliances, preferably related to a range of technologies, products and services, including technology/software licensing and web-based offerings, including ecommerce-related solutions.
    • Cross-border international experience, including for example, experience in a legal environment supporting operations for a global company with frequent dealings with transactions/issues in multiple jurisdictions.
    • Experience in fulfillment, FDA, transportation and/or Logistics is a plus. 
    • A law degree from an accredited United States law school and be a member in good standing of the bar of a US State or District of Columbia.

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