Legal Counsel - Commercial (German-Speaking) (d/f/m)



Amsterdam, Netherlands · Dublin, Ireland · London, UK · Munich, Germany · Multiple locations · Madrid, Spain · Amsterdam, Netherlands · London, UK · Dublin, Ireland · Barcelona, Spain · Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
The Role: How you'll make an impact at Personio

This position can be hybrid office-based from one of the following countries: Germany, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, or the UK.

Bring your knowledge. Be a partner. Join our Finance, Strategy, & Legal team and use your subject-matter expertise to investigate problems, define solutions, and guide decisions as Personio’s co-pilots.

To support us on this journey and fuel our growth, we are looking for a Legal Counsel with Commercial focus. As such, you will provide commercial legal support primarily to the DACH region, as well as across other regions.
Role Responsibilities: What you'll do
  • Responsible for various legal-related matters involved in selling our software, with a focus on supporting the Go-To-Market and Growth teams.
  • Support the business teams on legal issues and risks, business strategies, deal structures, approval process and other issues related to SaaS arrangements.
  • Collaborate and contribute with other internal teams to the development of procedures and guidelines to align with legal requirements and industry best practices.
  • Review and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements and documents (SaaS terms, DPA, NDA, Partner agreements and RFPs, bonus points for EVB-IT) to support our sales and customer experience teams in collaboration with internal business stakeholders.
  • Manage legal aspects of disputes or conflicts that may arise, seeking resolutions through negotiation or other appropriate means.
  • Support and work on wider projects and initiatives, including training, development and maintaining guidance documents, CLM tool management and staying up-to-date on relevant legislation and regulations in our industry.
Role Requirements: What you need to succeed
  • A fully qualified German lawyer (with both state exams or a bachelor and master’s degree in law).
  • 4+ years post qualification legal experience (preferably in a technology company) with experience supporting a high volume sales organisation with commercial contracting matters;
  • A flexible self-starter and proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant customer contact.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills are essential. Ability to clearly present information, respond to questions from customers and internal stakeholders, with focus on pragmatic solutions.
  • Able to manage conflicting demands from multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong negotiator with proven track record in supporting a sales organisation and in negotiating a wide array of commercial agreements, including DPA, SaaS subscription and licensing agreements;
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English skills; Spanish or further European languages are a plus.
Why Personio

Personio is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We embrace uniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.

Aside from our people, culture, and mission, check out some of the other benefits that make Personio a great place to work:

  • Receive a competitive reward package – reevaluated each year – that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Enjoy 28 days of paid vacation, plus an additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Make an impact on the environment and society with 1 (fully paid) Impact Day – one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! Most teams offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework
  • Invest in your development with an annual personal development budget to use on professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more
  • Connect with your fellow Personios at regular company and team events like All Company Culture Week and local year-end celebrations
  • Engage in a high-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
About us
Bring your best. Make your mark. We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates so that we can transform the way millions of people experience work every day. We move fast, challenge the status quo, and support our people as they shape their careers.

With over 10,000 customers and a team of 2,000 in eight offices around the world, now is the perfect time to join! We believe in hiring driven people who want to make an impact. So bring your best, and let’s build the future of HR technology together.

Discover our Personio Principles, that guide our mindset, behaviours, and the ways we work together:

Exceed Customer Expectations: We anticipate, prioritize, and solve for the needs of our customers.
Deliver Exceptional Results: We dream big and move with urgency to make great things happen.
Elevate One Another: We work together as trusted partners to amplify our collective impact.
Care to Challenge: We care personally and challenge directly to unlock our full potential.
Ignite Positive Momentum: We embrace the challenge with a positive mindset and celebrate our wins together.