Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £80,000.00 - £90,000.00 gross per year
  • Whiteley


REED Legal are pleased to be working with a renowned specialist recruitment agency operating in more than 100 countries across the world.

Our client is looking for a permanent, full time Head of Commercial toprovide commercial legal advice and support to the Group.

Location: Whiteley, Hampshire - with opportunity for some home-working

Job Purpose: To provide commercial legal advice and support to the Group. Reporting to the General Counsel, responsibility includes the provision of solutions-focused and pragmatic legal advice in relation to the commercial legal and regulatory aspects of the Group’s commercial and operational affairs

Key accountabilities:

- Responsible for recruiting, managing and overseeing the Commercial team, including effective performance management and coaching
- Responsible for the Group's the UK and international commercial contract review process, to manage risk and commercial reward in our agreements with our clients, contractors and suppliers
- To understand the Group's strategy, its operational and commercial needs and, accordingly, its needs for commercial legal advice
- Acting as a trusted commercial legal adviser to the leadership population
- Working with the Legal & Compliance Operations Manager to plan and prioritise all legal work and, where necessary, instruct external legal counsel to provide value-for-money support
- Delivery of commercial legal services on time and budget
- To effectively identify, assess and manage legal risk and to influence stakeholders
- To ensure appropriate reporting on, and escalating of, key legal matters
- Development and maintenance of effective relationships between the Commercial Team and other Group functions
- To work collaboratively with others in the department, utilising the expertise of other teams as required, and fostering a collegiate and collective approach
- Working with the Legal & Compliance Operations Manager to develop and maintain appropriate internal know-how and expertise, together with continual improvement and benchmarking

Key knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required:

- Professional qualification in Law
- Minimum of 8 years' post qualification experience ideally gained within a business, or as a commercial or corporate associate in a law firm
- Experience of leading and managing teams of lawyers
- Keeps up to date with relevant legal and industry developments;
- Strong stakeholder management, influencing and relationship building skills including experience in building strong relationships of trust with senior stakeholders and/or clients

Behaviours and competencies:

- Ability to work quickly in a fast-paced environment, with demanding stakeholders;
- Ability to manage a heavy workload, to balance and prioritise multiple time-sensitive tasks, and manage competing priorities effectively and independently, including driving results and delivering to deadlines and budgets;
- Ability to adapt in a changing business environment and to embrace and implement change;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to think strategically whilst managing the details, and to make clear recommendations;
- Acts with honesty and integrity at all times;
- Accepts responsibility and takes a learning approach to decisions and activities that turn out to be flawed or mistaken;

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