Legal Counsel, Commercial

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! Location? You decide!

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Our Birds choose where they work from in the region we’re hiring in — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely so long as it’s within a complementary timezone.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get s**t done”. We expand our flock without geographical restrictions. This allows us to attract and assemble an industry leading team from a huge variety of backgrounds & cultures,  making us more nimble, creative, and efficient!

Legal Counsel, Commercial | Remotely from EMEA

You will act as a trusted legal advisor to our sales organisation, negotiating all types of complex commercial contracts (customer, vendor, and supplier). You will also support the implementation of scalable contracting processes contributing to a more seamless sales cycle. You are a dealmaker ideally with prior experience within the SaaS technology industry. This role will report to the Lead Counsel, Commercial. 

What you’ll do:

  • Negotiate a wide range of commercial transactions, from sales / supplier agreements to partnership deals and everything in between.
  • Engage with internal business clients to develop a streamlined, efficient, and scalable contracting process, including a contract management system.  
  • Actively shape and develop the legal commercial strategy to support our product offerings and sales strategy. 
  • Advise internal stakeholders regarding key issues and risks in our commercial contracts, and ensure that our agreements reflect our internal standards and guidelines.  
  • Proactively manage vendor relationships and procurement policies and procedures.
  • Provide proactive legal support across the legal department and sound advice across the company. 

What you’ll bring:

  • Law degree; and 4-7 years experience in a law firm and/or in-house environment, with particular focus negotiating customer, vendor, and partnership agreements. Prior background with an international software company preferred. 
  • Familiarity with contract management tools and processes, including implementation and training.
  • An understanding and appreciation of privacy, data protection, and IP related issues. 
  • A start-up mentality; a willingness to roll up your sleeves, clear blockers, think creatively, prioritize effectively, support the business, and get the job done. 
  • A collaborative, flexible, and positive attitude.  
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and build strong client relationships, including expressing legal concepts in plain language. 
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to balance the deadlines and short-term contract requirements with the long-term vision and objectives of the business. 
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills in English; additional languages are a plus. 

What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate across 10 international hubs and we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 700 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. You can learn more about our story and life as a Bird via #messagebird.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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