Director, Procurement & Inbound Licensing Counsel

Remote, US Central Time Zone Hours, United States

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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8x8, Inc.

8x8 helps businesses of all sizes empower employees and delight customers with a unified platform for contact center, business phone, video, and chat.
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As an industry leader and Software-as-a-Service provider our mission at 8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is to transform the future of business communications. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform (TM) uniquely brings together Voice, Video, Collaboration, Contact Center, and enterprise-class API solutions, helping businesses across the globe transform their customer and employee experience, and empowering workforces worldwide to work smarter.
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8x8 is a trusted SaaS provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications, collaborations, video conference, and contact center solutions to more than 52,000 businesses operating in over 150 countries across six continents.  8x8 has a transparent culture, an engaged employee base and is experiencing rapid growth. 8x8 owns all of its underlying technologies, allowing the company to have an integrated platform and be a holistic service provider to clients.  8x8 is seeking an experienced commercial attorney to support procurement and inbound licensing transactions. The ideal candidate will have a background in the negotiation and drafting of technology and other transactions, with a mix of law firm and in-house experience. This position will support 8x8’s global procurement function providing strategic counsel and oversight on in-bound licensing, out-sourced service partnerships and overall procurement related legal operations. As a 8x8 attorney, you will draft and negotiate complex licensing, out-sourcing, and procurement agreements for 8x8 while counseling internal stakeholders on all aspects of intellectual property, licensing, and contract law. This is a broad role in support of key business objectives of the company, with title and salary commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities: •           Structure and negotiate a wide variety of inbound relationships, including strategic IT and out-sourced service partnerships, technology licenses and other complex agreements. •           Counsel company executives and other internal stakeholders on contract-related matters. •           Play a critical role in scaling 8x8’s inbound legal operations team to help 8x8 achieve its business objectives faster with less risk. •           Partner with business, accounting, and technology staff to achieve business objectives in a legal and ethical manner. •           Work cross-functionally with IT, procurement, accounting, engineering, and HR in supporting 8x8’s procurement of technology, software, services and goods for its business.
Requirements: •           JD with excellent academic credentials and California bar license or ability to practice in California as a registered in house counsel. •           You have a minimum of 10 years of commercial transactions legal experience, including in a well-regarded law firm as well as in-house legal experience with a technology company. •           You have in-house legal experience focused on strategic IT procurement and out-sourced services, with the ability to independently draft and negotiate routine inbound license or service agreements. •           You have deep experience with procurement processes and legal operations, including CLM and third party risk management tools. •           You are intelligent, practical and business-oriented with experience helping companies strike the right balance between risk and reward. •           You enjoy drafting and negotiating contracts and understand how to translate business needs into contract language (including creativity in finding solutions to help resolve business issues or blockers).

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