VP, General Counsel


Orem, UT, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 06/03/2021
  • Website: avetta.com
  • Company Address: 17701 Cowan #140, Irvine, CA, 92614

About Avetta

Avetta is building the connections that build the world.

Avetta provides a cloud-based supply chain risk management and commercial marketplace platform. Our global solution is uniquely designed to connect the world’s leading organizations with qualified suppliers, driving sustainable growth. We build trustworthy bonds through responsive technology and human insight. Our process is collaborative. Our global reach is complemented by our local expertise.

Job Description

The Opportunity

New position at Avetta!  This exciting legal role puts you at the center of key initiatives that drive the business, and calls for a smart, dynamic individual who is collaborative, creative, and functions well in a fast-moving, constantly evolving environment.  Avetta is a fast growing global software organization.  Location is flexible, but ability to be in one of our U.S. offices frequently is important – TX Orem, UT or Houston, TX.

You will be providing a broad spectrum of advice to business teams, contracting, corporate governance, risk management, global regulatory compliance, employment matters, IP, privacy, security, M&A, and working with outside counsel.. Your role will include:

  • Provide proactive, forward-thinking, and creative practical legal advice and support across the business, including to the executive team, sales, marketing, product development, engineering, human resources, tax and finance teams
  • Advise on, draft, negotiate, and review general commercial contracts, terms and conditions, technology agreements, licensing agreements and service agreements
  • Handle regulatory matters and compliance with regard to a global SaaS business, including privacy, GDPR, CCPA, data rights, IP, transfer pricing, etc.
  • Collaborate with external legal teams to provide consistent advice that keeps the big picture in mind
  • Develop short and long-term legal priorities and implement operational efficiencies to improve our ways of working
  • Assess and develop internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Lead special projects/initiatives and other duties as may be assigned
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility

Ideal experience will include

  • Ability to provide advice and support in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to commercial, consumer protection, intellectual property, data sharing, M&A, and regulatory matters
  • Proven experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating expense and revenue contracts with third party service providers
  • Outstanding legal and analytical skills, including rapid issue spotting and working with the business to prioritize, analyze, and mitigate risk effectively
  • Selection and implementation of a contract management system

Main Requirements

  • Bar membership in Utah and/or Texas, or able to be admitted, and in other jurisdiction(s) needed to serve in the role.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience, with general knowledge of business practices at large national or international company preferred
  • Experience inside a PE owned high growth company
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
  • Flexible and agile problem solver, with the ability to tolerate ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to balance legal and business risk with commercial opportunity
  • Strong communication skills and comfort working with all levels of an organization
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and capable of working with minimal direction
  • Ability to navigate large teams, collaborate effectively, and drive decision making
  • Good sense of humor and a genuine interest in relationship building across teams

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.