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Commercial Counsel
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Locations
Chicago, IL, USA • New York, NY, USA • Atlanta, GA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Sales
Communications
Requirements
  • JD and bar admission to practice in any US state
  • 5 + years of professional experience preferably in-house
  • A solid understanding of commercial contract law
  • The willingness to learn how to negotiate contracts in logistics, international trade, shipping, maritime, transportation, freight forwarding, and / or supply chain
  • Desire to expand to support additional business teams as required by Company growth
  • Practical experience and solid knowledge of commercial and contract law
  • Comfort with handling topics such as privacy and data protection in the commercial contract context
  • Interact with internal clients while addressing complex issues in an accurate, clear, and thorough manner
  • A passion for closing deals
  • The ability to multitask, work on your own, and prioritize multiple, often competing for deliverables while managing expectations meeting deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate effectively and gain trust and confidence with personnel at many different levels
  • Ability to work as a team member of the legal department in a scalable, autonomous and accountable manner, demonstrating flexibility across deal types and time zones
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with both internal departments and external business clients while addressing complex issues in an accurate, clear, and thorough manner
  • The ability to build relationships and to establish myself as a trusted advisor and business partner across the Company
  • The willingness and drive to learn freight forwarding and all of its intricacies
Responsibilities
  • Negotiate contracts with customers and vendors (G&A) across all industries, segments and geographic locations
  • Support and coach sales and various business teams on deal structure and contract negotiations (for customers and vendors)
  • Advise a multitude of business teams on risk, negotiating points, and agreement structures
  • Collaborate with leadership in Sales, Finance, Risk, Insurance, Compliance, Operations, and teams (including but not limited to the Legal Team) across the Company to close deals
  • Be the central point of contact for any new and updated agreements with customers and vendors
  • Work with our Business Technology and Demand / Sales Teams to aid in building, revising, and improving the current customer contract intake process flow. Conduct internal training on an as needed basis
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and business partner across the Company by providing counsel and guidance for accomplishing Flexport's overall business objectives
Flexport

1,001-5,000 employees

Global freight forwarder and logistics platform
Company Overview
Flexport's mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. The company operates a digitally enabled freight forwarding platform that helps other businesses to transport and store goods across the globe.
Benefits
  • Free Food
  • Company Social Outings
  • Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • PTO / Vacation Policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Financial Benefits
  • 401K / Retirement Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Company Core Values
  • Empower Your Client
  • Play The Long Game
  • Fill The Gap
  • Embrace Change
  • Practice Candor