|Job Title:||In House Jobs Senior Legal Counsel|
|Job Category:||General Corporate / Commercial [ View All General Corporate Jobs ]|
|*entails drafting and negotiating high value complex commercial customer and vendor transactions in respect of the sale by Group of a range of communications products, services, and solutions and requires management and prioritisation of concurrent matters under pressure of deadlines. *requires close liaison and collaboration with the Deal Desk (part of the Commercial Operations Group), as well as the ability to strategise and structure transactions for the benefit of Group’s customers, whilst mitigating and managing legal, contractual, commercial, operational and business risks to Group. *entails providing counsel in supporting the management and maintenance of Group’s existing infrastructure / network and assisting the company in network and business expansion opportunities.
Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.
Dual-Qualified Irish / UK Solicitor or Barrister – 5-8 years’ PQE
Senior Legal Counsel (Permanent)
Based Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Flexible Working Arrangements
Reporting directly to the General Counsel (Europe).
The role of Senior Legal Counsel at Zayo Group involves thinking and behaving as a true business partner to, and providing high-quality, timely strategic and operational legal advice, guidance and support to, Zayo Group’s business units, namely:
Sales Channels – Enterprise, Wholesale, Government and Public Sector, Indirect, and Inside Sales;
Operations (Deal Desk);
Vendor Management (Procurement);
Network Infrastructure and Optimisation;
Rights of Way;
Finance (Credit Collection);
Dispute Resolution; and
The role entails drafting and negotiating high value complex commercial customer and vendor transactions in respect of the sale by Zayo Group of a range of communications products, services, and solutions and requires management and prioritisation of concurrent matters under pressure of deadlines.
The position requires close liaison and collaboration with the Deal Desk (part of the Commercial Operations Group), as well as the ability to strategise and structure transactions for the benefit of Zayo Group’s customers, whilst mitigating and managing legal, contractual, commercial, operational and business risks to Zayo Group.
The role also entails providing counsel in supporting the management and maintenance of Zayo Group’s existing infrastructure / network and assisting the company in network and business expansion opportunities.
Whilst the role is primarily focussed on providing counsel to Zayo Group’s business units regarding existing, and expansion of, operational activities in the Republic of Ireland, the position also supports Zayo Group’s business activities in the United Kingdom alongside other dedicated counsels.
The role also requires liaison and collaboration with personnel from Zayo Group based in the USA and other parts of the World.
Based Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Flexible Working Arrangements.
Standard Business Hours: 09:00am to 5:30pm – Mondays to Fridays (inclusive).
Drafting and negotiating high-value complex commercial customer and vendor transactions in respect of the sale by Zayo Group of a range of communications products, services, and solutions, such as Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, Ethernet, IP, Transport, Private Dedicated Networks, WANs, Cloud, and Data Centre Facilities and Colocation.
Providing legal advice, guidance and support in connection with the following:
product development and contractualisation;
legal and commercial risk management;
supply chain management and compliance;
strategic network and other infrastructure build and optimisation;
maintenance and improvement of operational business environment;
effective management and maintenance of rights of way and real estate covering Zayo Group’s existing and new infrastructure / network, including assisting the company in network and business expansion opportunities;
debt recovery and credit management;
customer and vendor relations and disputes; and
marketing and brand awareness initiatives.
Managing and prioritising concurrent matters under pressure of deadlines.
Analysing, managing and negotiating customer and vendor disputes, including settlements.
Working collaboratively with internal business units and external customers and vendors to negotiate and draft acceptable legal and commercial contract terms and assist in the management of risk and good corporate governance.
Leading ad-hoc cross-functional projects.
Providing creative and innovative solutions to legal and commercial issues.
Working independently, but collaboratively within and outside of the wider fast-paced Zayo European Legal Team.
Focusing on enhancing the customer experience, whilst mitigating and managing legal, contractual, commercial, operational and business risks to Zayo Group.
Education, Skills and Experience
Dual Qualified Irish / UK Solicitor or Barrister with 5-8 years’ PQE.
Preferably either currently working in, or have had experience of working in, an in-house legal environment. Applications are also welcomed from individuals currently working in Private Practice who can offer relevant skills, experience, expertise, knowledge and know-how.
Ideally, experience of working in a mid-senior legal advisory role in the following Industry sectors or providing legal support to such sectors:
Real Estate; or
Good written and oral communications skills.
Excellent legal, drafting and negotiation skills.
Attention to detail, accuracy and precision.
A strategic thinker.
Possessing commercial nous, business acumen, expertise, knowledge, know-how, and sound judgement with a pragmatic common sense approach.
Good organisational capabilities.
Ability to prioritise with good time management skills.
Ability to work on own initiative, but collaboratively within and outside of the wider fast-paced Zayo European Legal Team.
Demonstrable experience advising clients in structuring highly complex commercial transactions and possess the gravitas to advise various levels of management (including the Executive Leadership and Senior Management at a both European and Global level) across business units within Zayo Group.
Possessing a “can do” attitude and demonstrating and displaying positive, collaborative and excellent behaviours and behavioural skillsets – a real team player within own team and across multiple business units.
Highly motivated and with a zeal on being customer-centric, placing the customer at the centre of everything that Zayo Group does.
Passionate about offering and enhancing a differentiated customer experience to drive profitable growth, whilst mitigating and managing legal, contractual, commercial, operational and business risks to Zayo Group.
Competitive with excellent benefits.
Are You Orange Material?
Entrepreneurial. Effective. Energetic. In three words, that’s us. We’re as passionate about The Three E’s as we are about cultivating a dynamic, diverse and inclusive culture that empowers Zayoites to do their best work while having fun. If you’re a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can turn complex challenges into innovative solutions then you’ve got Orange Material written all over you.
Zayo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Senior Legal Counsel
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|Employment type:||Full Time|
|Job Location:||Ireland, United Kingdom|