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Contracts Attorney

| Chicago

About The Role

The Contracts Attorney is responsible for the overall legal research, advice and other legal assistance to the company. This role is responsible for contract review, negotiating and drafting any manner of agreements, including procurement and service contracts and leases. This position occasionally works closely with outside attorneys and to review and draft legal agreements and addendums. Candidates must have a strong understanding of the business and business needs. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Maintain knowledge of legal matters pertaining to contract, privacy and compliance laws
  • Responsible for compliance with federal, state and local legislation 
  • Review contracts for ambiguities and contemplate potential outcomes and provide creative solutions to business owners
  • Work closely with sales staff to accurately draft contracts that meet expectations
  • Provide insight and guidance to management on relevant legal matters
  • Negotiate legal terms with client & vendor procurement departments
  • Manage outside counsel on compliance, privacy and other matters where in-house expertise is lacking
  • Clearly communicate rationale for decisions to internal customers
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems involving the company
  • Maintain orderly records of contracts and other legal documents
  • Must be comfortable negotiating contract terms with Fortune 500 clients

What We're Looking For

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience with technology transactions, enterprise sales, or software-as-a-service (Saas) either at a law firm or in-house, preferably a combination of both
  • Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • Skilled at proactively identifying issues, providing recommendations and contributing to strategic business conversations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various teams throughout the organization, especially sales and account managers
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, embrace change, work independently and quickly shift priorities in response to a changing business environment
  • Must be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary as the volume of work can vary depending on the sales cycle
  • Ability to influence and persuade others without express authority

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 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.
  • 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
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We're located in the Loop, a block from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. Our office offers panoramic 360 degree views of Chicago.

What are Yello Perks + Benefits

Yello Benefits Overview

Health
Wellness
Financial
Giving
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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Yello has a number of committees and groups including the Flair committee as well as [email protected] and [email protected] (to name a few)
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Company sponsored short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company sponsored life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Yello provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by John Hancock. We match 3% of contributions with a 4-year vesting schedule.
Company Equity
Yello offers equity to employees at their 1 year anniversary.
Performance Bonus
Yello's performance bonus is an annual bonus of up to 10% of an employee's base salary. Payout is based on company and individual performance.
Match charitable contributions
While we don't match yet, we value giving back to causes that create a positive social impact. Through Percent Pledge, we help employees seamlessly give monthly to their favorite causes
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yello offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Yello hosts lunch and learn meetings twice per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Yello has a 'Learning Day' every 2 weeks on Friday to allow employees to set aside half a day for learning of any kind.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs. • Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education • Yello offers the benefit of a student loan repayment plan and a 529 plan through BenefitEd with an annual company match to help you or your family continue your financial health. Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and 2 fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit and snacks to keep you nourished.

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