Why We Work at Dun & Bradstreet
We are at a transformational moment in our company journey - and we're so excited about it. Each day, we are finding new ways to strengthen our award-winning culture, and to accelerate creativity, innovation and growth. Our purpose is to help customers improve business performance with Dun & Bradstreet's Data Cloud and Live Business Identity, and we're wildly passionate and committed to this purpose. So, if you're looking to make an immediate impact at a company that welcomes bold and diverse thinking, come join us!
Reporting to: Managing Attorney, Head of Legal UK&I and WWN
Why We Work at Dun & Bradstreet
Life here at Dun & Bradstreet is changing - for the better. With almost two centuries of experience and a new modern vibe, work at D&B has never been more exhilarating. Our purpose is to grow the most valuable relationships in business by uncovering truth and meaning in data. We're wildly passionate about our purpose, and it has us evolving everything we do - from how we engage with our customers to how we energize one another. So if you thrive in a fluid, agile culture but want the solidity of a storied and commanding brand, come join us!
About the role
Join a small team of attorneys responsible for providing legal guidance to the UK and Ireland (UK&I) businesses and globally to D&B's Worldwide Network (WWN).
The attorney role is based in D&B's London office (Paddington) and will join existing UK&I-based members of D&B's Global Legal Team.
Key responsibilities include:
- Partner with: (i) D&B's UK&I Sales teams to advise and manage deals to conclusion, including advising on commercial deal structuring, negotiating and drafting contracts with D&B's customers (often through their procurement professionals and attorneys), and (ii) other D&B business units based in the UK&I to negotiate and document contracts with licensors, distribution partners, and suppliers;
- International work, in the form of providing advice and support globally to the WWN. This includes assisting in the structuring, negotiation and project management of international and cross-jurisdictional WWN deals. Providing business-focused advice on deal execution, advising on commercial deal structuring and negotiating/drafting global contracts;
- Provide general advice and support to the procurement function (including the preparation of standard form templates for use with vendors and where required negotiate and draft vendor agreements);
- Provide advice and support to the UK&I Customer and Data teams in connection with data purchasing, data quality management and complaints handling, including where required contract negotiation and drafting, and complaint/litigation advice and management;
- Provide advice and support to the UK&I Finance, Revenue, and Order-To-Invoice functions, including advising on processes, documentation, and revenue recognition issues;
- Work with other internal constituents (e.g. product management, product development, marketing, vendor management, data & operations, pricing, finance) to support business initiatives that affect contract management and compliance;
- Lead initiatives to enhance and improve D&B's standard contract forms and processes, and producing new standard contract forms;
- Assist the company secretary with the management of the company secretarial function for D&B's UK&I companies (to include maintenance of statutory books, filings and Board meeting support);
- Supporting cross-functional strategic initiatives relating to ongoing commercial relationships with WWN partners, including new product introductions, data innovation, technology improvements and commercial arrangements with respect to global customers and global alliance partners;
- Liaise with colleagues in the in-house Global Legal Team and local outside counsel, for specialised and/or localised support as needed (e.g. complaints handling/litigation, M&A, tax, etc.); and
- Keep the business abreast of legal and regulatory developments, in order that the leadership teams can react accordingly and coordinate actions.
- An English qualified solicitor or barrister with experience of negotiating a wide range of contracts directly with customers, suppliers and other parties. Previous experience at a recognized law firm and/or within an in-house environment is preferred.
- Strong academics and training, including legal drafting and relationship management.
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contract law, intellectual property licensing and commercial contracting concepts is essential.
- Demonstrated ability to advise and influence internal partners at all levels.
- Previous experience of supporting a sales function/organisation desirable.
- Strong organisational, analytical, oral and written communication, problem solving skills, intellectual curiosity, a positive attitude and a high level of integrity are crucial.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a global team.
- Excellent computer skills (use of Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, etc.).
- Fluent in English.
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