Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial

Ribbon CommunicationsPlano, TexasFull TimeRemote

Job Description:

About Ribbon (Nasdaq: RBBN)

We deliver global real-time communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today’s smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, agility and automation and includes optical and packet networking, core to edge IP solutions, UCaaS/ CPaaS cloud offers, and leading-edge software security and analytics tools.

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Position Title: Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial

Location: Plano, TX

Position Summary:

We are looking for Attorney with more than six years of experience in supporting primarily commercial sales transactions, preferably for a global corporation selling telecommunication productions and services to telecommunication carriers and enterprise customers. Your primary legal duties would include preparing, negotiating, and managing commercial sales contracts and related legal documents in support of a Sales organization for direct sales and indirect channel partner sales transactions, as well similar agreements and documents for purchases of products and services by the company.

  • Prepare sales contracts
  • Negotiate contract terms with customers, partners, and vendors
  • Review and update existing contracts
  • Explain terms and conditions to managers and interested parties
  • Ensure that employees understand and comply with company contracts
  • Analyze potential risks involved with specific contract terms
  • Coordinate with the legal department and other internal cross-functional company groups as needed
  • Maintain organized system of physical and digital contracts for archive repository
  • Create language standards for existing and new contracts

Required Experience:

A successful Commercial Contract Attorney will demonstrate a strong attention to detail and knowledge of contracting terms and conditions along with the ability to identify and minimize potential financial and legal risks and exposures under commercial sales contracts. You should also analyze contracts with an eye toward reducing costs and increasing profits, while ensuring compliance with the law. Our ideal candidate has previous experience independently negotiating and managing contracts and is familiar with contract terms and conditions for various types of sales and vendor agreements and related documentation.


  • Proven work experience as a Commercial Contract Attorney
  • Extensive contracting experience
  • Knowledge of contracting law and principles
  • Ability to work with varying seniority levels, including staff, managers and external customers, partners, and vendors
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Keen attention to detail, with an ability to spot errors
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills


Please Note:

'All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.'

US Citizens and all other parties authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.
From: Ribbon Communications

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