Commercial Counsel, Procurement & Legal Ops

Job at Chainalysis

New York City, NY | Washington, DC | Remote

Full time

The global financial ecosystem is changing. Revolutionary blockchain technology has unlocked the potential for people around the world to have more equal access to wealth and information. This transformation has begun with the mass global adoption of cryptocurrencies but like all new financial systems, it needs greater trust to realize its full potential and remain safe from bad actors. That’s where we come in. The Chainalysis blockchain data platform enables businesses, governments, and banks to solve the world’s most high-profile criminal cases, paving the way for an economy built on blockchains.

The Legal team at Chainalysis advises both internal and external stakeholders on the forefront of cryptocurrency and its constantly evolving regulatory landscape. Our job is to ensure the company continues its rapid growth by employing sound and efficient judgment to support operations around the company and influence a groundbreaking industry as it matures and becomes more widely adopted.

As Commercial Counsel - Global Procurement (and Legal Ops), you will be the key legal partner to the procurement team and be responsible for finalizing all procurement deals, as well as managing baseline legal operations.

In one year you’ll know you were successful if you have…

  • Become the point person for the review and negotiation of all procurement deals, including marketing, sponsorship, SaaS agreements, as well as NDAs, Assignment and Assumption Agreements, and other ancillary legal documents.
  • Created an efficient and thoughtful global procurement contracting review process/playbooks that enables the company to meet its contractual, security, and privacy commitments and initiatives.
  • Become a key partner to the Rev Ops organization in improving the RFP/bid process.
  • Become a trusted advisor to the Finance organization.
  • Overseen and improved legal lead vetting of customers and prospects.
  • Identified best in class legal operations initiatives.
  • Improved the use of existing legal operations tools, including our CLM solution, DocuSign, and outside counsel management solutions.
  • Demonstrated and developed a track record of an obsession with internal client and external customer satisfaction, while promoting scalable processes and procedures.
  • Been a team player and have become a trusted partner to other areas of the business.

A background like this helps:

  • Above all, you must have excellent judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Meaningful experience within a procurement function on a large corporate legal team. 
  • Significant experience negotiating SaaS and data agreements, as well as marketing and events agreements. 
  • Legal Operations experience and RFP/bid experience is a major plus.
  • Deep understanding of intellectual property and licensing concepts.
  • You are independent, patient, thoughtful, and adept at managing shifting priorities in a demanding, fast-paced environment, but at the same time possess the judgment to know when and how to escalate issues.
  • You are familiar with or have an interest in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

The base salary range for this role is $126,300 to $157,900 on a national basis and may be higher or lower depending on the location of the role. Base salary is just one part of our total rewards package which additionally includes equity, performance bonus or commissions for eligible roles, and competitive benefits. Individual pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, relevant work experience, skillset, internal equity, and other factors, consistent with applicable law.

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At Chainalysis, we help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions track and investigate illicit activity on the blockchain, allowing them to engage confidently with cryptocurrency. We take care of our people with great benefits, professional development opportunities, and fun.

You belong here. 

At Chainalysis, we believe that diversity of experience and thought makes us stronger. With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us. Some of the ways we’re ensuring we keep learning are an internal Diversity Committee, Days of Reflection throughout the year including International Women’s Day, Juneteenth, Harvey Milk Day, and International Migrant’s Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture. 

We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, spirituality, ability, experience and more. Additionally, if you need any accommodations to make our interview process more accessible to you due to a disability, don't hesitate to let us know. You can learn more here. We can’t wait to meet you.  

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