Legal Counsel

Chef Software

Chef Software

Sofia, Bulgaria · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

We are Progress (Nasdaq: PRGS) - the trusted provider of software that enables our customers to develop, deploy and manage responsible, AI powered applications and experiences with agility and ease.
We’re proud to have a diverse, global team where we value the individual and enrich our culture by considering varied perspectives because we believe people power progress. Join us as a Legal Counsel and help us do what we do best: propelling business forward.
In this position, you will provide legal support to the company’s global purchasing of products and services. Responsibilities include reviewing a broad range of vendor contracts and serve as a first Legal point of contact for the procurement team in Bulgaria. The successful candidate needs to be a qualified lawyer with strong business experience willing to work as a self-starter in an environment that is fast-paced, business and results-oriented and team-based.
In this role you will:
  • Partner with procurement and business leaders to negotiate a broad range of vendor/procurement agreements, including technology, professional services, events, sponsorships, subscription, and content services agreements to maximize benefits and minimize risks for the company.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to identify the objectives, goals, risks, and business context of various agreements under negotiation.
  • Ensure that vendor/procurement agreements align with company policies and risk tolerance and advise stakeholders and internal business teams regarding associated risks, applicable to vendor onboarding and purchases.
  • Participate in cross-functional Vendor Risk Management Council, comprised of representatives from Legal, Procurement, IT operations, InfoSec and internal audit.
  • Develop and maintain template contract documents and provisions, playbooks with acceptable alternatives for routine and recurring purchasing and licensing transactions and process improvements.
  • Maintain a document repository consisting of various contract templates and policies associated with the procurement function.
  • Use ticketing systems and assign to self or allocate to other team members legal related support.
  • Work with the procurement team to identify and implement process changes.
  • Ensure compliance with US and international laws and regulations dealing with privacy and data protection in relation to the company’s engagement with vendors, suppliers and sub-processors.
Your background:
  • A qualified attorney admitted to practice in Bulgaria and a member of local Bar(s) in good standing.
  • 5 or more years of experience with drafting and negotiating contracts, including technology and technology related contracts.
  • Experience in international environment and working with international vendors and contracts.
  • Working knowledge of data privacy and security requirements.
  • In-house experience with a publicly traded company and/or demonstrated knowledge of best practice internal controls, procedures, risk surveillance, dispute management and escalation (experience in the IT industry is desired).
  • Excellent oral and written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Solid negotiation skills and proven analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex legal issues and solutions to clients clearly and succinctly and develop credibility at all levels of the business organization.
If this sounds like you and fits your experience and career goals, we’d be happy to chat.
What we offer in return is the opportunity to experience a great company culture with wonderful colleagues to learn from and collaborate with and also to enjoy:
  • Generous remuneration package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Enrollment
Vacation, Family, and Health
  • 30 days paid annual vacation.
  • An extra day off for your birthday.
  • 2 additional days off for volunteering.
  • Premium healthcare and dental care coverage.
  • Additional pension insurance.
  • Well-equipped gym on-site with CrossFit equipment and a climbing wall.
  • Co-funded Multisport card.
  • Daycare Center for your little ones onsite.
Аnd even more perks:
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home allowance.
  • Free underground parking with a designated space for bikes, motorbikes and electric scooters.
Apply now!
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