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Legal Counsel

Perth

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced legal counsel to work at Empired, an ASX listed IT Services company.

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced legal counsel to work at Empired, an ASX listed IT Services company.   Based in Empired's Perth CBD offices the position will work in collaboration with a small team as part of the Corporate Office.   The role is focused on reviewing, advising, and negotiating legal contracts.   You will work closely with the business in interpreting, understanding, and drafting legal and contractual documentation.  This is a key role in ensuring that contractual risks are identified and amicably negotiated with existing and potential customers, as well as Empired’s suppliers.   Experience with reviewing and negotiating IT Professional Services contracts is an essential attribute and experience with IT vendor/partners will be an advantage.     The role will also undertake ad-hoc legal work and some compliance matters.
  
This role reports to the CFO/Company Secretary and is offered on a permanent basis either full-time or 4 days a week part-time.  Remuneration will be offered commensurate to skills and experience.

What you'll need to be successful for the role:
  • Law degree or relevant tertiary qualifications
  • 3 to 5 years legal experience in a commercial legal role
  • Recent experience in reviewing and negotiating IT Professional and Managed Services contracts
  • Experience with ISV partnership and reseller agreements would be preferable  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and the Empired Executive to achieve required outcomes
  • Highly efficient administration skills
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience in commercial contracts backed by a strong commercial business background
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, problem solving and high attention to detail
  • Flexibility, initiative and the ability to quickly acquire and apply new skills
  
What you will be doing in the role:
  • High level, extensive consultation with both external and internal customer representatives as well as Empired’s partners and suppliers to arrive at successfully negotiated contractual outcomes
  • Oversight of legal and contractual compliance processes
  • Engage with pre-sales/commercial solutions teams to ensure that tender responses and negotiation occurs within relevant timeframes. 
  • Responsibility for annual renewal of corporate insurance policies 
  • Dealing with various ad-hoc legal matters such as property leases, employment law matters, privacy matters and briefing external Counsel where required
  • Assist in developing processes and procedures for the efficient negotiation of commercial agreements and adoption of new legislative requirements
  • Assist with Company Secretary matters

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