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Legal Counsel

ShowpadIllinoisFull TimeRemote


About Showpad

At Showpad, we empower others to be at their best. As a business, that means the Showpad sales enablement platform allows revenue teams to engage buyers through industry-leading training and coaching software as well as innovative sales content and engagement solutions. We provide sales and marketing with the software and support they need to enable their teams, drive more revenue and deliver incredible buying experiences. 

Founded in 2011 in Belgium, Showpad is a team of more than 400 people working from our headquarters in Ghent and Chicago or regional offices in London, Munich, San Francisco and Wroclaw.

As an employer who understands the importance of diversity, we are committed to proudly representing the various identities of the communities in which we work and the clients that we serve. We have been recognized as a top workplace by Built In Chicago, Built In San Francisco and Inc. Magazine,  as a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5000 Europe list and won the award for “Most Sustainable Growth Company” by Deloitte Belgium.

About the Legal Counsel US position at Showpad

As Legal Counsel US (Commercial) with Showpad, your primary responsibility will be advising our Sales Team and driving commercial contract negotiation with our prospects and customers with the objective to find common ground and help close deals. You will help maintain sales-related contract templates and playbooks. Your focus will be on the US but you will also have global exposure.

This position will give you the opportunity to act as a business-minded legal professional that is inquisitive and flexible, has a high degree of emotional intelligence, and wants to grow along with a global SaaS company backed by renowned investors. 

Key Responsibilities for a Legal Counsel US at Showpad

  • Support our commercial and sales teams across the US in drafting and negotiating SaaS deals and related agreements (MSA, SLA, NDA, partnerships, ...) 
  • Guide, assist and advise our internal teams (e.g. finance, information security, compliance, procurement, …) on a variety of matters (e.g. contracting, regulatory, data protection, IP, risk assessment, ...).
  • Offer legal advice, perform due diligence and offer support for specific or ad hoc legal projects that help to drive and maintain our high growth (including Privacy, IP, M&A, …).
  • Review, manage, and update our templates, terms & conditions, contract documentation, and policies as needed to align and comply with legal requirements.
  • Support post signature contract management activity, including collecting meta-data and maintaining our filing system.
  • Commit to continuous learning and innovation

Required Skills for a Privacy Counsel at Showpad

  • J.D. degree and license to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction
  • Deep understanding of SaaS (Software as a Service) contracting and commercial models, and international contracting best practices and standards
  • Ability to negotiate complex commercial agreements with sophisticated software buyers
  • 3+ years of legal experience, including at a law firm and/or in-house experience with an internet or technology company 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Has a sense of urgency and responsibility.
  • Enjoys working close with the business and keeping the focus on a positive outcome
  • Motivated and dynamic team player with an eye for detail and an eagerness to learn.
  • Well-organized, and able to balance multiple projects at the same time and communicate with stakeholders accordingly
  • Able to meet tight deadlines 
  • Critical and creative thinker with a growth mindset

What you can expect from Showpad

We welcome every voice and are committed to building a truly inclusive environment where your differences are not just welcomed, they are celebrated. We’re building a best-in-class experience for our employees and are always identifying opportunities to encourage our team to be their authentic selves. Whether that’s paid parental leave, paid holidays (including Juneteenth and paid time off to vote), paid time off to volunteer at non-profit organizations, personal development opportunities or professional stretch assignments, you can expect Showpad to support you. 

Showpad’s commitment

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organization and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other dimensions of identity.

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