The Vonage Commercial Legal Affairs (CLA) Team comprises trusted legal advisers and business partners collaborating with our internal clients to exceed their business goals.  Through savvy negotiation and thoughtful strategic counsel, the CLA Team efficiently facilitates transactions to drive results, while prudently mitigating risk and pursuing compliance excellence. We value different perspectives to spark innovative thinking and identify creative solutions. We respect each other’s voices, appreciating that our differences make us stronger. We embody the Vonage Values – Accountability, Collaboration, Trust, Excellence.

The role and why it matters:

In recent years Vonage has embarked on an ambitious and exciting growth strategy which has led to a significant transformation of the business and most recently, it led to the acquisition by global Telco powerhouse Ericsson.

The Commercial Legal Affairs team is looking to hire a full time legal counsel to support Vonage’s Procurement organization.  This role supports Procurement’s successful closure of contracts which includes new contracts, renewal orders,  amendments, SOWs, and DPAs within the tight timelines necessary to support Vonage’s global business needs.

You will work closely with the Vonage procurement team, providing support with drafting, review, negotiation, and management of our procurement contracts.  You will:

  • Provide comprehensive legal support for global procurement activities.
  • Focus on dynamic legal challenges in a global technology environment.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts, ensuring compliance with Vonage policies, processes and risk tolerances and mitigating risks.

This role will report to the Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Commercial Legal Affairs and be a part of the  Commercial Legal Affairs team within the Legal Department.

Legal and Business experience :

You will have experience and possess proven ability in:

  • negotiating a wide range of procurement agreements, including complex technology agreements
  • Working either as a lead legal support or sole legal support in a global technology company
  • Successfully managing multiple negotiations concurrently within strict deadlines
  • Providing procurement legal support for complete procurement lifecycle including new vendor agreement, renewals, amendments, new purchases, terminations and management of procurement related disputes.

IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU, CONTINUE READING BELOW…

What’s required for application:

  • Minimum of 7 years of post qualification experience qualified to practice in the US
  • Prior experience in successfully supporting procurement  activities in a fast paced, dynamic technology company
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong team player
    • Established  record of employing diplomacy and gravitas to drive consensus and results
    • Proactive and self motivated
  • Strong transactional and management skills, a high level of integrity and  commitment to the highest ethical standards.
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