Head of Legal (Commercial)

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Head of Legal (Commercial)
Based in Reading

Would you like to be the spark that ignites our network? We are looking for a Head of Legal (Commercial) to join our innovative legal team. The successful candidate willreport directly to the General Counsel and will be a key member of her team, driving forward the Company’s corporate goals in terms of customer experience, a highly engaged workforce, financial performance and strategic change, in a way which role model’s innovation, stakeholder engagement, collaboration and excellence in execution.  

Working in our state-of-the-art offices close to Reading train station we pride ourselves on enabling bright, diverse and talented teams to reach their full potential, through access to stimulating work, top notch development opportunities and a flexible, fun approach to getting work done.

What’s the role about? 

  • Ensure that strategic and business as usual activities across the Legal function are managed and delivered appropriately.

  • Supporting the General Counsel to translate business initiatives into a vision for the team and to identify, develop and deliver the roadmap for the Legal Directorate

  • Gather and understand their customers’ needs (both internal customers and shareholders) and the needs of the business, to socialise and gain commitment from their suppliers, and set stretching service level agreements.

  • Translating the wider team’s vision and roadmap for their area of the business.

  • Constructively challenging MBNL’s Senior Management Team and Business Leadership Team, to ensure MBNL creates a positive working environment with a focus on people and delivery. 

 Skills/Experience required to be successful in this role:

  • A current practising certificate and 15+ years PQE as a commercial lawyer (solicitor or barrister) qualified to practice in England and Wales, preferably 10+ years to have been served in-house in the UK - Please note PQE is a guide only, and any applicant who can demonstrate the required skill set will be considered regardless of PQE.

  • Demonstrable and significant experience of drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts and of complex stakeholder engagement in closing these contracts

  • Demonstrable and significant experience of being the lead lawyer on multi-million-pound procurement and outsourcing deals

 Nice to have:

  • An understanding of, or interest in, the telecoms sector

  • Experience of developing teams

  • Experience of innovation in a legal / contractual context

  • An enjoyment of closing multi-million-pound contracts (negotiation and drafting)

Why should you apply

Unique roles, a flexible working environment and exceptional training and development opportunities are just a few of the perks on offer, along with a great benefits package.

If you want to make a difference within a forward thinking and dynamic company apply today and be a part of the MBNL success story! We are waiting to hear from you

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