BCL Legal is delighted to partner with The JD Group, one of the North West's largest and most successful listed businesses. The company has once again posted record revenues and continues its phenomenal growth Globally, as a result, they would like to add a Senior Legal Counsel - Technology to the legal team.
JD Sports Fashion Plc (JD) is a leading FTSE 60 international multi-channel retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands. Established in 1981, with a single store in the North West, JD now operates internationally in over 32 territories. The JD Group has over 3,400 stores across a number of retail fascias and embraces the latest online and instore digital technology, providing it with a truly multi-channel and international platform for future growth. They combine globally recognised brands such as Nike, adidas, Puma and The North Face, with strong private labels such as Pink Soda and Supply & Demand.
The role requires a lawyer with 4+ PQE who has experience of reviewing and negotiating IT / Technology and software contracts. You will work on stand alone technology contracts as well as ongoing projects across the Group. You will:
- Advise on, drafting, reviewing and negotiating IT contracts (including software licensing agreements, and software/website development agreements);
- Draft IT consultancy agreements and master services agreements;
- Work on agreements encompassing technologies such as drop shipping, customer loyalty, cloud services, and 3D design; and
- Assist the JD Group M&A team on a diverse range of corporate transactional work, including acquisitions and joint ventures, in the UK and internationally from a technology subject matter expert perspective.
PQE levels are approximate and applications are invited from individuals with relevant skills.
This role offers technology and retail experience unrivalled in the North West, as well as interaction with leading global sports fashion brands. JD has a dynamic, forward thinking culture and working environment, at the cutting edge of retail and technology. It also has an impressive and ongoing track record of making acquisitions, and it is committed to improving and maintaining high levels of corporate governance.
The JD Group office is situated in Bury, North Manchester. Hybrid working is available although office presence is required each week.