Commercial Counsel

Motorola SolutionsIllinois, MassachusettsFull TimeRemote


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Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home.

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department Overview

By becoming a part of the Motorola Solutions Legal team, you become a part of helping public safety and commercial customers obtain the products and services needed for the moments that matter. From the legal procurement team working with subcontractors and vendor to obtain the supplies needed to run the business, to the software legal team analyzing new product offerings, to the legal pre-sales team negotiating contracts with customers, to the post-sales project team to complete our contracts as contracted on time and on budget, our team assist supports and facilitates the innovation and business efforts of Motorola Solutions.
 
Job Description

*This position can be remote anywhere in the US*

The Commercial Counsel is responsible for the preparation of Request for Proposal responses, the negotiation, interpretation and/or administration of contracts, subcontracts and licensing agreements; prepares contracts for review and ensures compliance with company policy as well as applicable laws/regulations. A key responsibility of the position will be to drive and implement robust Risk Management. This role develops negotiation strategies with internal business partners, evaluates risk exposure, and makes recommendations to business partners or legal counsel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, edit, finalize and negotiate routine (and sometimes medium complexity) transactional agreements to meet business and legal requirements. Agreements include sales/supply; end user license agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work (SOW), OEM agreements, strategic alliance agreements, maintenance agreements, consulting and advisory agreements, outsourcing and hosted services agreements, software as a service (SaaS) customer agreements, and other technology related agreements.

  • Manage contract documentation/approval flows to ensure consistency with internal processes.

  • Assist with the development of streamlined, organized and efficient policies and procedures for contracts, including establishing playbooks, and standard template language to be used in contracts.

  • Assist with contract disputes, including understanding the issues, providing guidance on solutions, drafting settlement agreements.

  • Research and responds to general legal inquiries from the business that may relate to contract disputes, regulatory issues and new business initiatives.

  • Advise and coordinate with multiple stakeholders across marketing, product, finance, implementation and sales throughout the pre-sales, sales and post-contract cycle on a broad range of legal and compliance issues for the Motorola Solutions portfolio of products and services.

  • Provide pragmatic counsel and guidance for the accomplishment of overall business objectives of the Company, while fully complying with applicable laws and regulations and avoiding unacceptable risks; perform informed cost-benefit analysis when identifying risks under tight deadlines. This includes supporting the business and product development processes by providing key inputs and advice on legal risks and issue, prioritizing risks and ensuring compliance with government and customer-imposed requirements.

  • May provide support on non-commercial practice area issues (labor and employment, corporate governance, ethics, etc.).

  • Proactively develop and maintain technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices.

  • Works somewhat autonomously and seeks management input in unusual situations, high complexity issues and matters that may post some legal, financial and/or reputational risk to the company.

  • Exercises reasonable judgment to determine when to escalate complex matters or decisions to more senior level counsel or manager.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • In-house legal experience preferred, including supervision of outside counsel.

  • Requires a Juris Doctor Degree and 2-4 years of experience in corporate transactional, contracts negotiation and/or commercial transaction experience preferably with background in technology matters, government contracts and/or intellectual property.
  • Some experience working with legal policies and procedures and demonstrated ability to identify potential legal issues.

  • Experience approaching legal matters with a sense of pragmatism and flexibility to recommend solutions that enable our company’s success while protecting its legacy and future.

  • Excellent negotiation, consultation, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, sound judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (including written and verbal).

  • Ability to participate and collaborate in meetings with customers, vendors, attorneys, management, and other third parties with regard to negotiation of agreements and general problem solving.

  • Experience applying knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities.

  • Business acumen, with ability to understand the company’s business objectives and anticipate the legal issues that could arise.

  • Well organized, detail oriented and adept in a fast-paced environment

  • Work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and balance a heavy workload.

  • Required to work with the highest level of ethics and discretion.

  • Drive results and execution: Identifies issues and raises them so that appropriate actions can be taken to resolve problems or improve the client experience; takes personal ownership to follow through on commitments and achieve results with high quality; and demonstrates a strong bias for action and is able to balance priorities to keep plans on track.

  • Think strategically: Aligns own work with broader business strategies and goals; stays aware of the business implications of market and industry trends;

  • Collaborates: Ensures understanding of how own role fits into the bigger picture, and works with others to advance individual and team goals; seeks information and other points of view, respectfully listens and considers them, even if they are different from one’s own; and quickly responds to needs and promotes ideas with energy, urgency and personal commitment.

  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial and SaaS sales agreements and proficiency in third-party hosted and cloud-services issues, service level agreements, industry trends and best practices.

Motorola Solutions is a U.S. Federal contractor and must comply with the recent U.S. Government Executive Order requiring that Federal contractors ensure that their U.S. employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, Motorola Solutions requires all US employees, even those working from home, to be fully vaccinated unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious belief.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a qualified medical condition or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation prior to moving forward with the recruitment process. As a part of this process you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, an offer for employment will not be made.


Basic Requirements

  • Requires a Juris Doctor Degree and 2+ years of experience

  • Admission to the Bar of at least one state

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions is a U.S. Federal contractor and must comply with the recent U.S. Government Executive Order requiring that Federal contractors ensure that their U.S. employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, Motorola Solutions requires all US employees, even those working from home, to be fully vaccinated unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious belief.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a qualified medical condition or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation prior to moving forward with the recruitment process. As a part of this process you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, an offer for employment will not be made.

Travel Requirements

None
 
Relocation Provided
None
 
Position Type
Experienced
 
Referral Payment Plan
Yes

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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