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Senior Commercial Counsel- Manager

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Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel


About Digicel


As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.


Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of apps spanning sports, news, local radio and podcasts, TV streaming, enhanced messaging and marketplaces and self-care, Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.


Serving consumer and business customers in 25 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$5 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 2 million people to date.


With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 5,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.


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Primary Objective of the Role


In this role, you will join a team of attorneys working with global business partners across Digicel to support Digicel’s corporate operations worldwide. Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills and an advanced understanding of standard commercial contract terms and conditions is required. You will collaborate with other legal groups and cross-functional business teams (including Mobile, Business Solutions and Information, Systems & Technology) to strategize on, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of inbound agreements relating to logistics services, including equipment procurement, warehousing, customs clearance, software licensing, and SaaS-related agreements. Your daily responsibilities will range from cross-border negotiations and drafting of complex commercial terms, to representing Legal at business partner staff meetings and training sessions. In this role, you will handle a high-volume of projects, meet short deadlines, and enjoy working in a dynamic environment.


Main Duties/ Responsibilities:


  • Draft, review, and negotiate contractual language and standardize terms for use across vendors.
  • Develop and maintain library of such standard agreements and terms;
  • Liaise with internal legal experts and general counsel to ensure applicability and sufficiency of existing practices (e.g. GDPR, Employment, Compliance, InfoSec etc.);
  • Assist in the establishment, implementation, and communication of formal policies, processes and procedures to govern a supplier contract throughout its life-cycle;
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and improvement of systems to support the contract lifecycle management policies and process;
  • Perform industry research on legal matters related to the specific commodities and suppliers managed as well applicable legislation in various regions where the firm has offices;
  • Assist with the implementation and application of supplier risk management policies and governance, including but not limited to appraisal, assessment, on-boarding, risk and performance monitoring, policy compliance, and communication;
  • Contribute to the holistic negotiation of agreements with suppliers that achieve the optimal combination of service, cost, quality, and risk mitigation;
  • Stay abreast of and contribute to sourcing and procurement’s professional trends and functional innovation particularly around legal and contractual matters;
  • Willingness to assume additional responsibilities as needed.


Academic qualifications and/or experience required for this role:


  • Baccalaureate degree in Law- 7-10+ years of law firm or in-house legal experience;
  • 5+ years of transactional experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on commercial agreements, including logistics services (e.g., transportation, warehousing, customs clearance, software licensing, and SaaS-related agreements)
  • Strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to assess and articulate complex and nuanced legal issues clearly and concisely
  • Creative problem-solver who can take a leadership role in transactions and resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and practical ways
  • Ability to develop and facilitate collaboration by cultivating relationships and effectively counseling, collaborating, and communicating with legal and cross-functional partners
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Experience with privacy regulations and IP licensing is a plus


Functional Skills:


  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship development skills
  • Strong strategic planning and execution skills
  • Proactive, results driven, solutions oriented, and practical
  • Flexible and adaptable in a challenging, demanding and fast paced environment
  • Tenacious, robust and resilient with a high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Excellent analytical skills and conceptual thinking
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Organizational courage in the provision of independent advice
  • Fluent English mandatory, French desirable






This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may, and probably will be asked to perform other duties as required.  Each employee, regardless of classification, is required to maintain a safe, orderly and clean workplace, using safety precautions and observing safety rules at all times.

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