Our Client:

Morgan Philips Specialist Recruitment are presently representing a purchasing, procurement, and business services organization operating within the food and beverages space in their search for an In House Commercial Lawyer to join their busy legal team as soon as possible. This business handle the purchasing and supply of specified and approved food, packaging, equipment and business solutions for a major, globally operating restaurant franchise.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the General Counsel, the successful candidate will be a  visible and integral member of a cohesive legal team and will be a key contributor in ensuring the team deliver on its strategic objectives. You will be a trusted legal adviser to the business, delivering a wide range of legal services and support across the company. 

Key Accountabilities:
  • Working collaboratively with the internal stakeholders to advise on, draft, negotiate and execute a wide variety of commercial contracts including framework agreements, purchase contracts, distribution agreements, services contracts, trial contracts, IT contracts, NDA’s, letters of intent, termination notices.
  • Drive self-service programme by delivering tools to support the business, including templates, protocols, guidance documents and delivery of legal training
  • Proactive in driving continuous improvement to create efficiencies and mitigate risk by simplifying processes, defining roles & responsibilities and championing best practice
  • Ensuring good governance at all levels of the organisation
  • Identifying and managing legal risk for the business and its members
  • Providing sound and solution-orientated legal advice to all functions
  • Having strong team synergy

About You:    
  • Qualified UK Solicitor 
  • Commercially astute and technically excellent commercial legal professional with broad and substantial experience
  • Experience in retail, supply chain & procurement or fast paced environment (with an international footprint being an advantage)
  • Extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts
  • Broad technical understanding of all aspects of commercial law, including contract law, agency, competition law, data protection, intellectual property
  • Having an eye for detail whilst delivering clear and pragmatic advice
  • Critical thinker when approaching tasks and initiatives 
  • Strong problem-solving skills whilst working at pace with competing demands 

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Morgan Philips Group is a global talent solutions business that disrupts conventional thinking in executive search, recruitment and talent consulting. We operate in over 20 markets in Europe, North & South America, Asia, and the Middle East & Africa. We understand that the future is digital and social, so we embrace the latest technology, including video ads and CVs, as well as social recruiting. Our innovative services are tailored to the new world of work yet we do not lose sight of the fact that employees be they existing and potential are ultimately human beings.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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In House Commercial Lawyer - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract - Immediate Start
High Wycombe, Northern Home Counties - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom | Fixed Term Contract