Creating original and innovative luxury soft toys, Jellycat combines luxurious fabrics with quirky and cute designs and sells its products online and via stockists throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
As part of Jellycats ambitious growth plans we are looking to appoint a Commercial Contracts Lawyer to support the sales business in the USA, LATAM and Canada.
Reporting to Global HQ based in London UK, the chosen candidate will be responsible for drafting a variety of commercial agreements with customers, vendors and external partners and have also have specific experience with IP related contracts.
Providing high-quality, risk-based legal advice across a wide range of legal matters.
A self-starter, able to build relationships of trust with stakeholders across the business, provide pragmatic advice and manage risk along the way
Advising teams on various matters such as legal rights, and new and existing laws and presenting innovative solutions
Leading and actively managing complex commercial matters to drive them to completion at pace, identify creative solutions to legal problems and future proof our contracts
Reviewing and drafting a variety of commercial contracts e.g. brand partnerships, sales agreements, agent agreements
Drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising the business on agreements such as brand partnerships, customer agreements, terms and conditions, manufacturing, supply agreements, confidentiality agreements.
Proven PQE with an established law firm before moving in-house to a well-regarded in-house legal team
Experience of working with consumer brands, working in the media/entertainment space is desirable but not essential
International legal experience – working on legal matters in other jurisdictions
Excellent review and legal drafting skills, with demonstrated competency in commercial contracts
Experience in competition law, consumer law, data privacy.
Experience leading complex commercial transactions
Confidence with drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts, confident in free-drafting and happy to take the lead in a negotiation
Strong experience in handling a high volume of activity involving multiple, often complex transactions simultaneously
Ability to negotiate, provide clear advice and communicate at all levels of the business.
Ability to work independently, with an acute sense of responsibility and accountability
Experience managing outside counsel and advising the business on the above on a global basis, with input from local counsel as needed
Excellent verbal & written communication skills with a fluency in English
All employees are eligible for a discretionary annual bonus based on the success of the company.
Medical, Dental, and other Benefits
Jellycat offers medical coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN (along with a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution) and dental coverage through Delta Dental of MN. Jellycat also offers company paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Basic Life Insurance, and the opportunity to elect additional voluntary life insurance.
Safe Harbor Employer Contributions
Upon eligibility, Jellycat contributes 3% to the 401k investment account independent of the employees' elections for individual contributions.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Jellycat offers up to 30 days of combined vacation and sick time at the start of each calendar year.
We value work-life balance highly, therefore we offer hybrid working with Thursdays being an all employees in the office day.
Employee Assistance Program
Committed to the health and wellbeing of all our employees, we offer a comprehensive and confidential support program.
Paid Parking & Other Building Amenities
Full-time parking space is provide and paid for by the company in the TractorWork’s covered ramp attached to the skyway. TractorWork’s offers several amenities for employees including an on site medical clinic and pharmacy, state of the art work out facility at no charge, both Bar La Grassa and Snack Bar are located in the building, Foodsby delivery daily for lunch, and several great coffee shops, lunch spots and walking paths within minutes of our door, and excellent morning coffee served as you walk in the building at no charge.
Regular Social & Team Events
We have a very imaginative and active social committee who meet regularly to put on events that help us mark special occasions and celebrate our successes as a team.