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Corporate, General Commercial/Contracts, Technology
Information Resources, Inc. (“IRI”) is a global leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies to grow their businesses. IRI has the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based visualization platform, IRI Liquid Data®.
IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients, (including more than 95 percent of Fortune 100 CPG and retail companies around the world) in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market-leading growth. IRI goes beyond data to ignite extraordinary growth for clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses across sales and marketing.
IRI delivers client value through six key offerings: Market Performance and Strategy, Consumer and Shopper Services, Analytics and In-Market Execution, Media, Retail, and Big Data Technology. IRI's solutions create substantial return on investment for its clients through improved marketing, category management, product placement, product innovation, inventory management, and pricing decisions.
Purchased by New Mountain Capital in 2011, IRI has made and continues to make investments in technology and people that are driving its continued growth. In 2018, New Mountain Capital and Vestar Capital Partners signed an agreement through which Vestar led a new investment in IRI, which further strengthens IRI’s ability to provide superior client service, and will give IRI even more resources to help clients deliver profitable revenue growth.
Located at IRI’s corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago, and reporting to IRI’s Chief Legal Officer, this is a unique position for a strategic and pragmatic commercial generalist with good organizational ability, keen negotiating skill and strong business acumen to globally support IRI’s technology offerings, as well as handle a variety of other commercial matters arising out of IRI’s operations. Currently, the legal team is working from home. A return to the office has not been scheduled.
Review, draft, negotiate and interpret a variety of key complex agreements, including but not limited to, software, technology, media and data licensing agreements with retailers, data suppliers and customers.
Provide ongoing and proactive strategic advice regarding contractual and business risks and counsel on contract interpretation and potential dispute issues.
Ensure that all agreements accurately reflect IRI’s business objectives and comply with all laws and regulatory requirements.
Work closely with IRI management and law department on strategic initiatives affecting contracts and commercial issues.
Participate as a member of IRI’s legal department in providing advice and counsel on a variety of commercial legal matters that may arise out of IRI’s business.
J.D. degree from an accredited law school with proven academic success.
A minimum of 8 years relevant commercial generalist experience, including hands on experience reviewing, drafting, negotiating and interpreting a variety of key sophisticated agreements, specifically, software, technology and data licensing agreements. Law firm experience followed by in house experience is desirable, as is industry experience in business services, technology, software and/or professional services. Global experience is a plus.
Ability to provide pragmatic advice and counsel on antitrust matters as they arise.
Strong business acumen and the ability to understand IRI’s business, to quickly focus in on the aspects of an agreement or transaction that matter the most to the business, and be proactive in addressing potential issues.
Exceptional verbal and written communication
Excellent client management skills, with the ability to inspire confidence and trust with senior management and other professionals at all levels of the organization by virtue of professional competence, personal integrity and personal style.
Outstanding judgment, flexibility and strong analytic ability, with an ability to proactively determine, prioritize and resolve issues. Creativity and resourcefulness, with a drive to achieve positive results.
A dedication and commitment to practicing law in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
About Insight Executive Search Partners, Inc.
Insight Executive Search Partners is a boutique, woman-owned, retained executive search firm with a specialty in legal search. Insight is headquartered in the Chicagoland area, and has a national search practice. Insight conducts searches in a variety of functional areas, with a client base that includes Fortune 500 as well as smaller, privately-held companies. What distinguishes Insight from other search firms is that it provides unparalleled high-touch, value added services to its clients, which results in longstanding client relationships and repeat assignments. Insight prides itself on delivering more than bargained for, and often assists its clients on an ongoing basis with their organizational development needs. What also makes Insight stand out among the many firms in the industry is its ability to strategically partner with its clients to find, attract and close the right candidate. Insight’s clients appreciate its singular focus on really understanding its clients’ culture and strategic growth objectives so that it can match the right person to the role, and help drive its clients’ businesses forward.
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