Instacart

Senior Commercial Counsel

Instacart

March 19, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US


OVERVIEW
As Senior Counsel, Commercial, you'll work closely with teams like business development, marketing, communications, brand partnerships, engineering, and operations to help solve thorny legal problems and enable the business to scale and grow. You'll be drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial arrangements with retail and advertising partners as well as vendor contracts.
You'll also be providing sound legal advice to clients with respect to commercial terms, business operations, marketing, and communications. You'll need to be proactive and engaged, able to work well cross-functionally both internally and externally, excited about technology and e-commerce, and ready to roll your sleeves up and dig into tough legal problems to reach a creative solution.
Every day we solve incredibly hard problems to create an experience for our customer that is absolutely magical. Join us!
ABOUT THE JOB
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement major partner agreements, across all areas of the business
  • Track contract review requests and agreed upon business terms in executed agreements
  • Provide strategic and legal advice to your internal business clients
  • Lead and take charge of special legal projects from start to finish
  • Implement strategic sourcing best practices
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant industry, consumer protection, advertising, IP, and privacy laws and regulations to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound compliance advice
  • Work closely with our marketing and communications teams to provide advice on legal issues that arise in innovative growth campaigns
  • Work closely Draft terms, policies, and disclosures, and implement related processes
  • Create and update our form legal agreements
  • Work on international agreements and counseling
  • Think ahead, see around corners, and help to prepare for legal issues that may arise in the future

ABOUT YOU
We rely on our values to guide our decisions: Solve for the Customer, Every Minute Counts, This is Your Baby, Go Far, Together and Of Course, But Maybe. What does this mean for your role? We are looking for someone who has:
  • A J.D. from a top-tier law school and membership with at least one state bar (preferably California)
  • A minimum of 8 years of related experience working at a leading law firm or in-house legal department (in-house experience, especially at a tech company or retailer, a plus)
  • A successful track record of managing strategic partner negotiations and contract drafting from start to finish
  • Strong negotiation presence and the ability to lead teams working towards a goal
  • Sound and practical business judgment and ability to manage multiple, high priority, competing priorities
  • Strong experience with legal issues affecting the Internet and e-commerce spaces (such as copyright and trademark, marketing & advertising, privacy, data security, employment, SaaS, and payments)
  • The ability to provide clear, concise legal advice, work effectively cross-functionally to drive to results
  • Experience in consumer marketing law, pharmaceutical law, alcohol law, and/or privacy and data security laws (including GDPR and US-EU Privacy Shield) a plus
  • A team player