Acronis is hiring a

Contracts Counsel II

Oslo, Norway
Contractor

Acronis is a world leader in cyber protection—empowering people by providing them with cutting-edge technology that enables them to monitor, control, and protect the data that their businesses and lives depend on. We are in an exciting phase of rapid-growth and expansion and looking for a Contracts Counsel who is ready to join us in creating a #CyberFit future and protecting the digital world!

As the Contracts Counsel, will drive to be responsible for supporting the Chief Contracts Counsel by drafting, reviewing and negotiating sophisticated customer and vendor contracts for this cloud Cyber Protection company. The Contracts Counsel has a significant impact on the business and works closely with many different departments across the organization. They will coordinate with Company stakeholders in departments such as Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Support, Product Management and Data Center Operations to help draft, review, and negotiate contracts with customers and vendors. The Contracts Counsel may also be asked to assist with human resources, litigation, governance, intellectual property, tax, finance and other business support-related matters. 

The ideal candidate will have at least two to five years comparable experience and be admitted to a bar. The candidate must be very detail-oriented, organized, and highly motivated. They must possess a strong work ethic and eagerness to learn. They must be hands-on, dependable, and committed - someone who is results oriented and can be relied upon to execute organizational goals with the utmost urgency and commitment.  They must be committed to supporting and assisting other members of the legal team, building cooperative relationships and ensuring the success and cohesion of the team as a whole.

Every member of our “A-Team” has an instrumental role and impact on the success of Acronis innovative and growing business, so we are looking for someone who enjoys working in dynamic, global teams and thrives in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment. Just like everyone at Acronis, the ideal candidate will embody all of our company values: responsive, alert, detail-oriented, makes decisions, and never gives up.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Review, interpret, draft, revise, and negotiate commercial contracts, including: intellectual property partnership agreements; SAAS contracts; cloud reseller, distributor & OEM agreements; software licenses; cloud master service provider agreements; data center agreements; and consulting and services agreements
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure accuracy and completeness of contract documents, compliance with contractual obligations, and adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Respond to requests from other departments by summarizing and communicating legal concepts, and advising on agreement structures and interpretation, approval processes, and company policies and procedures
  • Assist with the design, development, implementation and monitoring of corporate policies, procedures, and related training in collaboration with other departments and other members of the legal team
  • Help review, update and maintain standard form templates
  • Review non-standard agreements for compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements

WHAT YOU BRING

  • At least 2 to 5 years of substantive prior SAAS and Cloud contracts review and negotiation experience.
  • Big firm experience and/or experience as in-house counsel in a global technology/software/cloud company.
  • Advanced knowledge of contract law, with strong knowledge of licensing and distribution channels.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in contract management discipline, process, strategy, and execution, and drafting and negotiating key intellectual property provisions
  • Able to confidently and independently lead complex negotiations, and to raise and resolve issues directly, with client, partner and supplier representatives, in diverse global situations.
  • Juris Doctor or LLM from a US or foreign accredited university, and in the US, admission to a bar.
  • Superior interpersonal and presentation skills, with demonstrated ability to work well and communicate effectively with peers, all levels of management, and external resources in a hybrid/virtual team environment, and proven ability to work with, influence, and inform diverse groups.
  • Able to effectively deal with a high-volume workload, rapid cycles, multiple assignments, concurrent deadlines, and changing priorities, with flexibility to work outside of business hours with geographically dispersed colleagues, clients and suppliers. 
  • Previous sales experience is highly preferred.
  • Strong internal customer focus with desire to learn all aspects of the business
  • High level of discipline, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while still maintaining a high-level of accuracy
  • Outstanding organizational, problem solving, and multi-tasking skills
  • Team-player and positive attitude, eager to do more and help out, views challenging situations as opportunities
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Passion and commitment to succeed by working hard and never giving up

 

We are currently working under a hybrid model that permits remote work at least 3 days a week. 

 

WHO WE ARE

Acronis is revolutionizing cyber protection by integrating backup, disaster recovery, storage, next-generation anti-malware, and protection management into one solution.  This all-in-one integration removes the complexity and risks associated with non-integrated solutions and offers easy, complete and reliable data protection for all workloads, applications, and systems across any environment—physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile—all at a low cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis is truly a global organization with more than 1,900 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses, including 100% of the Fortune 1000 companies. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 30 languages. Acronis is in an exciting phase of growth and expansion, recently receiving a $250 million investment from CVC Capital Partners, bringing the total valuation to more than $2.5 billion.

 

Acronis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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