Legal Counsel (f/m/x)

Temporary, Full-time · Berlin

About Plugsurfing
FLEETCOR is a leading global provider of fleet cards and speciality payments to businesses with an approximate market capitalisation of $18 billion, in excess of 7,000 employees and a world-wide presence. FLEETCOR is a leading issuer a fuel cards to commercial fleets, allowing them to manage their fuel spend and reclaim VAT in a simple and efficient fashion. We operate across  over 30 brands globally. We are looking for a dynamic legal professional within one of these brands, Plugsurfing.

Plugsurfing is a multi-sided platform with a broad product portfolio that spans B2B SaaS for charging point operators as well as end-user mobile and web apps for EV drivers to find chargers, see prices, start charging and complete payment. At Plugsurfing we believe in fully empowered and autonomous teams who truly own their projects and aim to bring excellent work into the world.
About the role
FLEETCOR and Plugsurfing are seeking a Legal Counsel who will assume key responsibility for all legal and contractual matters and management for their operations in Germany including but not limited to the Plugsurfing business and FLEETCOR operations in Germany.
Reporting to the General Counsel EU/ANZ, this is a key position and pivotal to the continued growth of the business. The role involves providing a variety of general commercial advice and support to a number of in-house stakeholders, managing legal business matters pertaining to the business and overseeing the continuous improvements of processes and documents over time for FLEETCOR’s business activities in Germany. The role also involves coordinating legal matters handled by outside counsel in Germany and potentially beyond.
Your role
  • Assisting the Plugsurfing and FLEETCOR WCE Managing Directors and their teams with a variety of legal matters to include aspects of contracts and commercial law, IT, data protection, outsourcing, IP, and procurement.
  • Attending and presenting at their respective management meetings.
  • Support with corporate and company secretarial matters.
  • Prepare/review contracts and various other supporting documents, including managing and improving templates. Negotiate and draft contracts liaising with sales, delivery and management representatives.
  • Support and guide product development initiatives at each iteration from inception through to market launch and post-launch review.
  • Provide opinions and advice regarding the interpretation of contract provisions, intellectual property, data protection and other legal areas.
Your qualifications
  • A qualified solicitor with a minimum of 5-8 years’ PQE or equivalent. This is a guide only and candidates with more or less experience will be considered if he/she satisfies the other requirements for the job.
  • Strong commercial law experience with some knowledge of IT law.
  • Experience of working in an in-house legal team.
  • Broad experience in general commercial matters including drafting commercial contracts, intellectual property, data protection, risk management and contract management.
  • International commercial experience desirable with exposure to European data protection and privacy experience.
  • Strong leadership potential, proactive, trouble shooter, organisational skills, detail-orientated with outstanding influence and communication skills.
  • Strong communication skills and a keen and “can do attitude” desirable.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-output, team oriented, practical environment.
  • Manages a variety of assigned legal projects.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence and provide direction on all deals.
  • A self-motivated and hard worker who can hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
What we offer
 FLEETCOR Technologies is a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions. The company helps businesses of all sizes better control, simplify and secure payment of their fuel, toll, lodging and general payables. With its proprietary payment networks, FLEETCOR provides affiliated merchants with incremental sales and loyalty. FLEETCOR serves businesses, partners and merchants in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australasia.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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