Contract Counsel

Virtual Req #553
Friday, May 13, 2022
Aquent is a privately held services organization with 30 years of experience in the Creative, Marketing and Digital solutions space. From staffing solutions and outsourced creative solutions, to innovations in online platforms, Aquent is dedicated exceptional customer service and the delivery of quality flexible workforce solutions to companies around the world.


We’re looking for a highly organized person to serve on our Legal Team as in-house Contracts Counsel. This position is remote virtually supporting our teams throughout North America with various aspects of our contracts-review process. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of in-house experience with a focus on customer contracts.


Responsibilities

  • Review, interpret, draft, revise and negotiate terms in customer and vendor contracts

  • Revise update and maintain the master service, non-disclosure, and other standard form agreements

  • Provide guidance to business team members on contract issues

  • Focal point for all communication with legal, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes

  • Provide support to the company’s sales team, in coordination with the legal, finance and sales support teams

  • Maintain database of review requests and signed agreements

  • Other Legal projects as assigned


Skills

  • Ability to draft and negotiate legal terms in moderate to complex contractual instruments

  • Good presentation, leadership and team-building skills

  • Ability to provide quality work under tight deadlines

  • Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues

  • Strong to excellent analytical and communication skills

  • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills

  • Ability to understand, identify and explain contractual risk

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills; and ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

  • Highly organized and attention to detail; able to multi-task a large number of complex issues

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Qualifications

  • J.D. required

  • Strong interpersonal skills 

  • Business oriented, with the ability to identify acceptable risks

  • Ability to establish oneself as a “trusted expert” among colleagues

  • Desire and ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Self-motivated and efficient, with good business judgment and analytical skills

  • Familiarity with intellectual property law, data privacy, and employment is helpful

  • Experience with professional services, staffing, software, technology preferred

  • Experience with contract review and negotiation in support of sales, as a member of a corporate Legal or Contracts Department is preferred


About Aquent:

We are a global workforce solutions company that helps organizations find, grow, and support their most valuable resource - people. More than 30 years ago, we invented the creative and marketing staffing speciality. We continue to be the largest creative staffing firm in the world. By challenging conventional wisdom, we continuously innovate across talent, services, and technology within the creative space and beyond. 

 


Vitamin T/Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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