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Vice President, Commercial – San Francisco Bay Area
Solutus Legal Search
May 31, 2018
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Full Time - Other
10+ years experience
Our client, a publicly traded technology company with skyrocketing growth and revenue has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for the company’s top commercial lawyer. Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the ideal candidate will possess 15+ years of legal experience including significant experience negotiating and managing software licensing and SaaS agreements with large customers and partners, with significant experience in leading, growing and managing a commercial transactions legal team to support and scale a high-growth software business.
Management experience is a must – as this attorney will lead, manage and grow a team of sophisticated commercial attorneys and contract negotiators. Proven and demonstrative management and leadership skills are required. The VP, Commercial will be responsible for: drafting and negotiating a variety of domestic and international commercial agreements and other agreements including software sales (including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, as well as more traditional software sales models), channel, OEM, partnership and inbound marketing, with a particular focus on direct agreements with large customers and partners; implementing systems, policies, processes and playbooks to help manage the growth of the legal team and the business; and creating form agreements for the sale and license of an ever-changing portfolio of software products and services. This role will partner closely with peers on the legal team and support legal operations initiatives, privacy/GDPR matters as well as support of day-to-day business operations. S/he will also work closely with other internal executives to execute on company business objectives and drive legal departmental initiatives.
Culture fit with our client and the legal department is essential. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a strong team of sales and other company business units and is expected to “roll up their sleeves” and help enable the growth of the business. The successful candidate will work efficiently with attention to responsiveness, and will independently manage his/her own workload while managing others. S/he must be a self-starter who possesses a strong work ethic, be highly organized, be able to handle multiple activities simultaneously. S/he must not only be able to take a risk-based approach to solving current problems to maintain momentum, but also understand and develop what is required to achieve the longer-term goals of the business. This attorney will also have excellent time management skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and continuously changing environment. Excellent academic credentials as well as strong technology and significant in-house experience are required. Local candidates only will be considered at this time (San Francisco Bay Area).
Compensation is competitive. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a dynamic company and high caliber legal department. The role is compelling and is fitted with a great deal of responsibility and autonomy.
Solutus Legal has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to email@example.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.
About Solutus Legal Search
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe.
For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.