What you’ll be doing...

This position is for a Legal Counsel with sound legal knowledge and experience to provide legal support and advice primarily to Verizon Enterprise Solutions' sales channels in France. The role also includes the provision of commercial legal support for other areas of the business including Procurement and Product Marketing in the development and preparation of customer facing order documentation and product-specific contractual documentation.

Verizon has implemented its own end to end quoting, contracting and order processing IT system and therefore the position requires someone who is IT literate and comfortable working with such a system. The successful candidate can be domiciled in Paris (or local to Paris) or we will also consider a candidate who is domiciled in the UK. Note that a UK domiciled candidate will be required to travel regularly to the Paris office – at least twice a month and/or as needed for meetings with customers.

  • Providing legal support/advice for sales channels and internal clients in France.
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting sales, teaming, non-disclosure, commercial settlement, novation and contract change agreements and ancillary legal documents.
  • Providing legal support to sales, bid management and other groups in the preparation of high quality responses to RFPs from large enterprises.
  • Conveying sound and pragmatic legal and business legal advice to the business in France at all levels along with clear and articulate drafting.
  • Working with EMEA Product Management and the Legal Products team on the development and production of all customer-facing contractual product documentation and assessing legal risks where it concerns France.
  • Working with the Third Party Vendor (‘TPV’) Management team when a customer contract includes TPV services. Drafting flow through terms from customer contract and drafting flow up terms from the TPV for inclusion on the customer contract.
  • Liaising with other subject matter experts within the business and ensuring that business transactions are sound and comply with company policies and laws and regulations.
  • Traveling for face to face meetings as necessary to support contract negotiations.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • JD degree and relevant work experience.
  • Bar membership and needed licenses.
  • Post-qualification experience in a law firm or in-house at a multinational corporation, preferably in the telecommunications/IT industry.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and French.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, preferably for telecommunications/ IT services.

Even better if you have:

  • IT knowledge and ability to work with and understand the processes behind IT systems used for contract generation and order processing.
  • High level of motivation and a team player approach.
  • Ability to professionally manage time and prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong business acumen, pragmatic approach to problem solving and ability to rapidly assess potential risks and consequences of business and legal decisions and effectively counsel internal clients.
  • French law qualification.
  • Experience working with or in other European jurisdictions.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.