Yello is reinventing recruiting by replacing outdated practices with innovative solutions. Organizations from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth start-ups use our technologies to modernize talent acquisition processes. Our culture emphasizes collaboration and supports rapid professional growth. At Yello, employees have the opportunity to solve challenging problems and provide an immediate impact.

Associate Legal Counsel- Contracts at Yello
Company Description
Yello’s talent acquisition software enables companies to humanize the candidate experience by providing unprecedented speed and transparency throughout the candidate journey. Founded in 2008, Yello supports hundreds of organizations globally by serving as a key strategic partner in optimizing recruiting operations and talent relationship management.  

In 2017, Yello closed a series C funding round of $31 million and continues to grow quickly. We’re looking to hire people who believe nothing is impossible, love to learn and be curious, can be accountable for success, always enjoy the journey and will own their personality. If this is you, come grow your career with Yello.

About The Role
As Yello's Associate Legal Counsel, you will be the internal point person for all contract management, negotiation and renewal. You will act as an advisor to both internal staff and external partners on potential risk and available options throughout the contract writing process.  Additionally, you will act as the manager of all contract-related data in our client relationship management software.

How You'll Make An Impact
  • Draft, negotiate, and review all contracts. Contracts predominantly include master service agreements, statements of work, amendments, NDAs, and vendor contracts.
  • Provide guidance to sales, customer success, and leadership team stakeholders on terms and conditions of our current contracts with clients, on both a micro and macro level. This may include audits of all existing customer contracts in order to determine enterprise-wide positions on various issues.
  • Act as the internal legal point person for all contract renewal, negotiations, and management including evaluating potential risk, consolidating various contracts into complex renewal agreements, and providing analyses of available options throughout the contracting process.
  • Develop tools and solutions for the enhancement of contract-related processes and documentation.
  • Address all contract related issues as they arise, including inquires from clients, investors, the leadership team, and regulators.
  • Responsible for the input of contract-related data into client relationship management software, including the closing out of opportunities in the system once the opportunities are won.
What We're Looking For
  • 2-5 years of contract review experience, specifically around SaaS contracts.
  • J.D. required, License to practice law in Illinois preferred
  • Accuracy of work product is of the upmost importance. Similarly, very high level of attention to detail is a must.
  • Ability to adhere to very strict, quick-approaching deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks so as to adhere to such deadlines. Expected turn-around time averages between 3 hours and 48 hours, depending on the contract/project at hand, but will be very fast.
  • Must be extremely proficient and efficient when it comes to legal writing. Writing sample will be required, and, potentially, a written test.
  • Proven ability to negotiate contracts independently and directly with clients.
  • Effective communication and collaboration is imperative. Essential that this person can work cordially amongst various teams while performing contract-related work, including the various personalities in our sales, account management, security, marketing, HR, and leadership teams.
Additional Information

We are the trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate a colleague's birthday or a recent success. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and the whole team sports Apple laptops. Our CEO Jason Weingarten and President Dan Bartfield always have their office doors open. And with opportunities for professional advancement, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K match – Yello has you covered.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.

  • You must be authorized to work in the United States, full-time, for any employer.

  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time

  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills

  • Yello reserves the right to assign or reassign the responsibilities and requirements to this job at any time 

Company Reviews

At Yello, I’m able to solve problems, build great technologies and see projects through from start to finish. I feel like I’m part of a company where I make a difference and am rewarded for new ideas.
Derrick Neier
at Yello
As a college intern with Yello, I attended the company’s annual conference and was able to see first-hand the impact Yello’s technologies have on some of the world’s biggest companies. That’s what drew me in and now, five years later, I still enjoy working to make a difference for our clients.
Danny Davidson
at Yello
I wanted to have a big impact on a small company and really be part of its growth. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing at Yello. I genuinely have fun at work because I couldn’t ask for better colleagues, enjoy the work I do and learn something new every day.
Kerry McCourt
at Yello
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Why work with us
We are trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate our achievements and milestones. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and employee ideas are heard from day one. At Yello, team members are genuinely interested in learning from one another and solving challenging problems. If you are looking for a company that has a start-up feel, as well as solid funding and stability, then you’re a natural for Yello!
Our Loop office is steps away from public transportation, overlooks Lake Michigan and our open office offers plenty of space to collaborate with colleagues, or to work independently. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, a competitive 401k match, a reimbursement for fitness memberships and support for ongoing learning. Above all, we look forward to coming to work each day to solve interesting problems and make the impossible, possible.
Perks & Benefits
You’re covered: Yello provides Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, as well as dental and vision insurance.
Plan for retirement: Yello offers a competitive 401k matching program.
Go on vacation: With unlimited vacation, you can take time off whenever you need it.
Keep active: Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Continue to grow: Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education.
Stay healthy: Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and snacks.

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