JOB PURPOSE :
To support and advise the business on legal issues, client and supplier contractual matters, and to ensure compliance with relevant ADP policies.
KEY OBJECTIVES :
Provide advice and support on all contractual matters on UK.
Provide advice and support on all matters requiring legal review and sign off
Maintain and update terms and conditions
Ensure compliance with ADP policies
Liaise with members of the ADP Legal Department and share best practises
KEY DUTIES / TASKS :
Work closely with the UK Legal Director, identifying, analysing and taking action to resolve legal and risk-related issues which may impact the reputation of the business.
Identify legal and compliance risks, advise on the implementation of risk management strategies using strong thought leadership and support of the business in managing such risks
Contribute to the business strategy using specialist knowledge and experience, helping to define and shape how strategic, complex and business critical contracts are structured.
Understand and continuously improve business performance through the integration of people, departments and processes
Negotiate, advise on and draft all types of legal agreements and provide guidance and advice on legal matters impacting the business
Develop and implement compliance policies, procedures and training on a variety of regulatory and business matters
Assist in the development and implementation of compliance policies, procedures and training on a variety of legal, regulatory and business matters
Manage external lawyers appropriately to obtain cost effective, high quality legal advice.
Review and provide advice on contractual issues and disputes with clients
Ensure protection of ADP Intellectual Property through monitoring adherence to trademarks and patents rules
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE :
Fluent in English
Must possess excellent communication / relationship building skills and be able to influence at all levels both internally and externally.
A self-starter with a strong drive for results and a strong sense of ownership, but also a willingness to take direction.
An efficient and organized worker with an ability to multitask on a multitude of matters under time pressure.
Must possess sound judgment, and strong interpersonal, project management and organizational skills coupled with precise attention to detail.
Will have acquired in-depth knowledge of contract law, compliance regulations and negotiation processes.
Will be able to demonstrate solid understanding of the sales process and have ability to relate to and educate the sales force in best practice and compliance.
Strong drafting skills will be required as well as an ability to fine tune existing templates to reflect local requirements.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE :
Must have at least three years of relevant legal experience since qualification in a corporate law firm and / or as an in-house counsel with specific emphasis on contract negotiation, drafting, interpretation and contract process management.
Experience with software licensing and other technology-related contracts is also useful.
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