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Senior Legal Counsel

Req id:  23959

Reading, GB



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management.  



We have an exciting opportunity for a professional legal person with sound commercial acumen and IT experience, ideally in-house to join the OpenText legal team in the UK.  We are looking for someone who can provide a distinct perspective on legal and commercial issues faced by the business, providing legally sound solutions.


About OT
We are a global leader in the provision of information management systems.  On-cloud and off-cloud, our solutions span a wide range of software and associated services, allowing our customers to make better use of their information by managing the lifecycle, distribution and use of information across their organisation: from capture through to archiving and disposal.
•    Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms 2020 for the 17th year in a row
•    Global Canadian company with over 14,000 employees in 35 countries 
•    Friendly and supportive global legal team spanning Europe, APAC and the Americas.


What would you be doing?
-    This role involves drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements including cloud, license and professional service contracts across a wide range of software and cloud offerings.
-    Providing dedicated legal support to 2 or 3 sales teams based in Northern Europe, helping them to close deals in a quarter driven environment.
-    Thinking on your feet to work with the business to solve issues as they arise.
-    Working as part of the global legal team on initiatives to improve legal provision across OT.
-    Building positive working relationships with stakeholders across the business to enable you to obtain up to date information and provide excellent solutions to negotiation issues.
-    Working towards a deeper knowledge of our business and how best to support it.
-    Handling general corporate matters; resolving commercial disputes and dealing with data protection considerations. 

Who are we looking for?
-    We are looking for a fully qualified lawyer, preferably qualified in English or Dutch law.  You might be moving from private practice or already in house and should have significant legal experience, being 4 – 7+ years PQE.
-    You will be commercially minded, with sound legal and business judgment and be keen to learn about the business and embed yourself as a key part of it.  Experience working with technology sales would be an advantage.
-    You will be enthusiastic, positive, hard-working and enjoy working in a team environment.
-    You should be able to manage your own case load and be confident and assertive but flexible and professional.
-    Someone with strong drafting skills who can also bring internal stakeholders and customers to creative solutions.
-    Someone with the ability to communicate clearly, solve problems and provide commercially focussed advice in a time pressured environment.
-    You should be comfortable amidst ambiguity and adept at managing competing priorities.
-    Dutch language skills would be an advantage.




At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and potential. Become an OpenText Navigator.

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