Associate General Counsel - Vendor Management Legal

Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in Financial Services

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Associate General Counsel - Vendor Management Legal

Location: US National (Hybrid or Remote)

We're committed to your flexibility and wellbeing. As part of our global team, you'll be working with colleagues across different time zones and so your working pattern will be a collaboration between you and your manager. For this position we're ideally looking for someone based close to one of our Computershare offices in the Eastern or Central time zones

We give you a world of potential

Computershare is a global financial administration company, employing over 14,000 people around the world. We provide services in over 20 countries to more than 25,000 clients and 75 million customers and manage subsidiaries in more than 25 jurisdictions. Computershare is built on our share registry business and has expanded into employee equity plans, stakeholder communications, corporate governance, fund services, corporate trust services and deposit protection.

The Global Legal team supports Computershare to meet its strategic objectives by expertly managing legal risk and providing smart, commercial, effective, and efficient legal solutions. This role sits within the Global Legal Corporate function, which is accountable for the provision of specialist legal support to the Computershare group across a variety of areas of legal expertise, including Regulatory, Data Privacy, Employment Law, Litigation, Vendor Management and M&A.

A role you will love

This role reports to the Global Legal Head of Vendor Management. The Vendor Management Legal team is responsible for vendor contracts for services and goods vendors relating to all Computershare business lines globally. The team partners with the various business lines and Computershare's procurement function to draft and/or negotiate agreements, on-line terms and conditions or licensing agreements. The team identifies and manages legal risks for the delivery of services from vendors across business lines and jurisdictions and provides support on a full range of vendor management legal issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.

The Associate General Counsel - Vendor Management Legal US (the Associate GC) will provide subject matter expertise to negotiate vendor contracts, and provide advice in relation to appropriate strategies, policies, processes and foreseeing legal implications. The role will also include collaborating with legal counsel in other jurisdictions.

Key Responsibilities

The Associate GC will contribute to achieving both corporate and business unit strategic goals as a proactive member of the Corporate Legal team, working in close partnership with business executives and other personnel, legal stakeholders and other support functions.

Key accountabilities:

  • Managing vendor contracts and find solutions and strategies to limit / mitigate global legal risks in dealing with vendors, providing advice in relation to appropriate strategies, policies, processes and foreseeing legal implications.
  • Partnering with the Computershare's procurement function and applicable business lines to draft and/or negotiate agreements, on-line terms and conditions or licensing agreements.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of vendor contracts and responding to vendor contractual questions globally.
  • Negotiating vendor agreements, on-line terms and conditions or licensing agreements, serving as a trusted advisor with the ability to balance and deal with multiple parties and competing interests.
  • Providing support on a full range of legal matters relating to the vendor management aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advising on policies and processes in relation to dealing with vendors.
  • Supporting business unit counsels with respect to vendor issues in contract negotiations and client relationships.
  • Providing legal advice on contract disputes and other contractual matters arising from vendor agreements and engage with Corporate Litigation team as necessary in the event of disputes leading to formal litigation.
  • Monitoring legal developments such as new laws or regulatory guidance impacting vendor services and providing analysis of same as needed to the business units. Tracking emerging risks.
  • In conjunction with the Data Privacy function, Privacy Office and applicable business line lawyers, providing support and solutions relating to management of client and Computershare data across the supply chain, including in respect of cloud deployment.
  • Championing and promoting integrity and ethical decision-making in the business.

What will you bring to the role?

The Associate GC requires knowledge of fundamentals of contract law and ability to work on and negotiate a wide range of vendor contracts. Further knowledge in reviewing, developing, negotiating and managing vendor contracts as well as foreseeing legal implications of contractual terms and providing legal advice accordingly. Further expert knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to corporate matters.

Additional requirements:
  • At least 6 years of legal experience working within a reputable firm, ideally with in-house experience working on structuring major contracts and procurement, including advising on and negotiating vendor contracts. The role holder will also be a corporate commercial lawyer. Further a track record of developing and maintaining client / stakeholder relationships.
  • Law school graduate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in at least one state jurisdiction of the United States.
  • Experience in legal analysis and delivering advice in the context of broader commercial strategy and an ability to work with and manage outside counsel.
  • Has a proven track record of developing and maintaining client / stakeholder relationships.
  • The Associate GC will not directly supervise or manage others; however, they will be required to demonstrate commitment and loyalty to people and project. They will have business savvy with a strong team spirit to work collaboratively with other team members and engage proactively with stakeholders.
  • The Associate GC will be self-driven and proactive in taking on responsibilities and solutions-oriented in delivering results. The role requires excellent organization skills, attention to detail, mature attitude and able to multi-task and work independently under pressure in an otherwise very collegiate environment. The role holder will strive for work efficiency with solution to build or improve operation process. Further the role holder will be a results focused, analytical problem solver and decision maker when assessing legal risks. They will have solid judgement and a flexible problem-solving approach.
  • The role holder will be willing to be flexible to attend occasional global calls during after-office hours given the global nature of CPU's business.

Rewards designed for you

Paid parental leave, flexible working and a caring and inclusive culture.

Health and wellbeing rewards that can be tailored to support you and your family, including medical, dental and vision.

Invest in your future with 401k matching and tax-advantaged flexible spending plans, including healthcare, dependent care and commuter.

Income protection. Our package includes short and long-term disability benefits, life insurance and supplemental life insurance.

And more. Ours is a welcoming and close-knit community, with experienced colleagues ready to help you grow. Our handbook will help you find out more about our rewards and life at Computershare, visit

Compensation. The typical base pay range for this role is $150,000 - $165,000. This base pay range is specific to these locations and may not be applicable to other locations: US National. This range reflects our good faith effort to pay fairly based on our job evaluation of this role and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's relevant knowledge, skills, experience, and other job-related factors.



A company to be proud of

We're a global leader in financial administration with over 14,000 employees across more than 21 different countries. At Computershare, it's more than just a job, our open and inclusive culture means that we will help you to grow, to move forward and make the most of our world of opportunities.

A diverse and inclusive place to work

Computershare celebrate the diversity of our people, and we welcome applications from everyone. We believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential in delivering good results. Attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse workforce where employees feel valued, respected, and empowered allows people to reach their full potential. As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our customers' needs to allow us to drive better outcomes.

We are happy to accommodate individual needs during your application journey. If you require disability accommodations or adjustments, please email us at detailing your requirements and contact information.

Computershare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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