The job holder will be accountable for drafting and negotiating contracts in respect of business conducted primarily in the United States and, to a lesser extent Europe and Asia. The role will include responsibility for the following:
Provides overall contractual support (review, drafting, negotiation and interpretation of T&Cs and other contractual documents) to assigned projects for Procurement and Sales agreements for a variety of transactions (products, services, equipment); Standard terms and conditions, update templates and develop negotiation playbook; Secrecy agreements;
Identifies and mitigates risks connected with non-standard conditions and customer direct changes in proposed contractual documents; Communicates concerns and issues clearly to the organization; Advises internal clients (sales/purchasing and purchasing managers) concerning legal and contractual requirements.
Develops and maintains strong working relationships primarily with assigned customers, and stakeholders within organization ensuring high customer satisfaction.
Ensures compliance with corporate policies and procedures applicable to contracting and contract management.
Conduct extensive preventive training on a wide variety of topics, including commercial contracting, writing dos and donts, commercial concepts, etc., policies and practices.
- Supervise a team of 2 contracts lawyers based in Bangalore
The individual will be a qualified lawyer with experience of commercial and corporate law and practice in India, with mix of experience between major law firm and a corporation of repute (preferably a multinational corporation). Approximately 7 years post qualification experience.
Must have working knowledge of commercial law and experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements (e.g. for consulting/professional services, custom equipment, standard equipment, equipment leases, contract manufacturing, consulting, services agreements, non-disclosure agreement, distribution, agency and sales).
Experience in the specialty chemicals or oil and gas sectors will be desirable
Supervisory skills of a team of 2-3 lawyers will be desirable
Excellent English language drafting and speaking skills
Ability to draft and interpret English language contract provisions under U.S. law and explain meaning and consequence to business clients via telephone and email
Comprehensive knowledge of contract law. Understanding of U.C.C. (Uniform Commercial Code) is a plus
Ability to respond to requests at short notice and willing to stretch.
Willingness to adjust work day to fit United States time zones (preferably 10am 8pm)
Integrity and good judgment are extremely important.
Ability to set priorities for oneself. Ability to work independently and aggressively drive key initiatives at a distance from direct supervisor.