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Legal Counsel - Commercial Contracts

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Legal
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Our Legal and IP teams protect our profit and keep us competitive by ensuring our technology stays unique for as long as possible. They work directly with our engineers who invent the technology and our commercial team who develop the messaging, to create and defend the most compelling performance claims in each market.


Joining our supportive Legal Counsel team in this commercial contract role, you will join at a time of transformation. Working across a range of complex commercial contracts, across IT outsourcing, supply chain, construction, media buying through to Research Design & Development (RDD) manufacturing arrangements. Whilst this is a 12 month fixed term contract, we’re keen to hear from you if you are looking for a permanent opportunity.


About the role

Our Global Legal Operations team is based in the UK and Singapore, providing legal support in relation to Dyson’s global supplier relationships and manufacturing operations.You will become a trusted business partner through delivering commercially orientated, solution-driven legal advice on a range of long-term projects and ad-hoc requests to support a dynamic growing business. 


You’ll be based at our technology campus in Malmesbury and form part of a dynamic, ambitious and welcoming legal team committed to enabling Dyson’s continued success. You will also be:

  • Providing expert advice on commercial and contractual issues, helping the business navigate complex legal issues and resolve contract disputes with suppliers

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on the terms of complex commercial contracts with Dyson’s suppliers

  • Building relationships with stakeholders in Dyson’s business, procurement, and the legal teams

  • Collaborating as part of a cross-functional team to provide commercial and contractual legal support on important projects

  • Helping to deliver relevant legal training programmes

  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of developments in relevant areas of law and contribute to the Legal team’s sharing of know-how, along with helping to maintain template documents and create appropriate guidance notes


About you

With significant experience of providing legal advice on commercial contracts and a solid grasp of contract law, you’ll have around 3 years of post-qualification experience in a role focused on commercial contracts, obtained either in-house or in private practice. You will enjoy being a trusted business partner building relationships within a complex evolving organisation, along with:

  • A background in contract law and an ability to apply that knowledge in a pragmatic way

  • Strong drafting skills and experience of leading the legal aspects of contract negotiations

  • Commercial awareness and enthusiasm for actively contributing to business discussions

  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels

  • The ability to work autonomously, with limited supervision, in an exciting, fast-paced, and constantly evolving environment

  • The confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions and actions when required


Benefits

Financial

  • Performance related bonus scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail discounts

  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon)

Lifestyle

  • 27 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Free on-site lunches, fruit and hot drinks

  • Free on-site sports centre, gym, hair-salon, lifestyle assist (concierge)

  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

  • Ability to purchase additional holiday

Health

  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee assistance programme, digital GP, prescription service, fertility treatment support


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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.