Global Head of Legal, eCommerce

TikTokNew York, New YorkFull TimeOn Site

$ 320,000 - 492,000USD Annually

Company Summary:
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, Mountain View, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. Why Join Us: At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok. 
About the Team:
Our legal team provides key support for all of TikTok’s innovative initiatives, state-of-the-art products, and integrated platforms servicing our global video market. We help our technological and business teams enable their vision by providing integrated legal guidance and support. The TikTok legal team is growing fast and is seeking highly experienced, bright and capable legal professionals to join the team. One of the critical challenges is the need for our team to provide exceptional legal support for Tiktok's eCommerce business. The following describes the responsibilities and requirements for the role.
Responsibilities: You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering excellent stakeholder service to achieve pragmatic solutions for the business. In doing so you will:
- Serve as the lead eCommerce attorney globally.
- Lead, manage, and continue to build out a growing team of eCommerce legal professionals within Global Legal.
- Provide strategic legal counseling for eCommerce matters with a focus on consumer protection, business-to-business, and business-to-consumer engagement, advertising, influencer marketing, and intellectual property.
- Support the business in understanding and complying with legal and regulatory requirements when launching new products, features, and initiatives globally.
- Partner closely with local and international stakeholders in legal, privacy, and public policy, to deliver projects against short timeframes, setting appropriate priorities and managing legal risk.
- Develop internal policies and processes to increase the legal practice's efficacy and efficiency.
- Provide strategic legal guidance to executives and business clients on key growth initiatives.
- Work closely with company leaders in other disciplines, including compliance, public policy, communications, HR, and other global, regional, and subject matter legal teams.
- Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent) with membership in good standing in a US State Bar
- 15 plus years of legal experience; preferably with substantial in-house experience at a company that provides an eCommerce platform
- Deep understanding of eCommerce business models
- Deep familiarity with data privacy law
- Expertise in privacy, intellectual property, and other legal domains germane to counseling the development of a complex and regulated social media and entertainment platform.
- Expertise in advising on digital platforms, in particular e-commerce platforms and online marketplaces. Understand how the law is developing to regulate them, and have the versatility to advise across a broad range of commercial workstreams.
- Extensive experience in leadership roles, including as a team builder who can successfully manage teams and employees at all levels.
- A passion for creating a modern legal organization that combines people, process, and technology for maximum scale.
- The ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, including the C suite. - Demonstrated judgment, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong documentation, presentation, and communication skills in a cross-functional and global role. - Exceptional initiative and proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in a hyper fast-paced environment.
- Proven ability to handle multiple simultaneous high-impact projects and function well under pressure.
- Excellent communication skills, including exceptional legal writing skills and the ability to craft persuasive and concise briefs
TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too. TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at
Job Information
„ÄźFor Pay Transparency„ÄĎCompensation Description (hourly)

The hourly rate range for this position in the selected city is $320000- $492800.‚Äč

Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.‚Äč

At ByteDance/TikTok our benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support ByteDancers to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees: ‚Äč

We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care. ‚Äč

Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off(PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.‚Äč

We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.

$ 320000 - 492000 USD Annually

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