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Vice President – Legal

Boston, US / Remote

We are hiring a collaborative, agile, business-focused Vice President – General Counsel, who will report to the Chief Executive Officer. This position will work closely with various executives and department leaders on strategic partnerships and commercial transactions.

Your Mission

  • Manage a high-volume contract portfolio
  • Oversee and assist with complex global, regional and country-specific commercial agreement negotiations of various licenses and services, service agreements, and other technology and business agreements with customers and corporate partners
  • Draft, negotiate, and finalize specific contracts across a wide range of supply chain subjects and offerings
  • Advise and provide guidance on legal risks and exposures, providing creative and legally sound solutions for risk mitigation and to resolve issues presented in contract negotiations
  • Actively work with relevant global, regional, and country sales team members in helping move sales opportunities forward, while identifying potential obstacles
  • Manage business approval process for contract terms and review and approve any variances
  • Evaluate and provide advice on issues and complex global transactions such as those involving data privacy, data security, partnerships, and intellectual property rights
  • Develop legal processes and templates that promote quick and effective execution of contracts and agreements
  • Analyze and provide strategic legal advice on new business objectives
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in sales, finance, technology, and operations to identify market risks and help implement effective business solutions
  • Identify risks and implement effective mitigation strategies for price changes, supply chain disruption, geo-political and regulatory changes
  • Evaluate, monitor and assess practical implications of ToolsGroup efforts from a variety of government affairs perspectives
  • Manage outside legal counsel to ensure high-value, efficient and cost-effective representation


You Are

  • A highly collaborative person who works and communicates effectively and respectfully across all functions, cultures and organization levels
  • Someone with practical and customer-centric orientation and negotiation style
  • A strong engaging leader with the presence and ability to engage with leadership, influence, manage effectively and inspire colleagues
  • Organized and able to effectively prioritize multiple complex concurrent issues in a fast-paced matrixed environment
  • Resourceful and solution-oriented


Your Experience Includes

  • JD from an accredited U.S. law school; licensed to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction
  • 10-15 years of relevant law firm and in-house legal department experience with a SaaS company
  • Standardization of terms and conditions globally, working with colleagues in different countries to ensure compliance with local laws and yet achieving consistency in best practices and contractual terms
  • Highly skilled in drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex commercial agreements with clients, partners and vendors with minimal supervision in a fast-paced global environment
  • Ability to build relationship with and manage outside counsel
  • Participation in M&A deals and engaging outside counsel as required
  • Experience with launching and maintaining a database of legal documents for the company
  • Business-minded attorney with strong initiative, excellent client counseling, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • A business partner, who likes working side-by-side with business teams and is receptive to all views and feedback
  • A focus on client needs with a commitment to timing, quality, and client service.
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously