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Commercial Counsel



Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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We’re looking for a dynamic and pragmatic Commercial Counsel with a demonstrated passion for technology to be an indispensable partner to our internal business teams with commercial legal needs (e.g., Sales, Procurement, BD, Partnerships, Product, etc.) that are critical to Webflow’s mission and goals. You’ll be responsible for helping these teams draft, review, and negotiate a variety of inbound and outbound agreements, including customer, vendor, partnership, business development, and other sales and supply agreements.

About the role:

  • Location: Remote-first (United States)
  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Exemption status (Relevant to US only): Exempt
  • The cash compensation for this role is tailored to align with the cost of labor in different geographic markets. We've structured the base pay ranges for this role into zones for our geographic markets, and the specific base pay within the range will be determined by the candidate’s geographic location, job-related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.
    • United States (all figures cited below in USD and pertain to workers in the United States)
      • Zone A: [$179,100 - $251,550]
      • Zone B: [$168,300 - $236,500]
      • Zone C: [$157,600 - $221,400]

Please visit our Careers page for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.

  • Reporting to the Senior Managing Counsel, Commercial Legal

As a Commercial Counsel, you’ll …

  • Provide primary end-to-end commercial legal support to a variety of Webflow teams and stakeholders looking to sell, buy, or source products and/or services, including sales and revenue, operations, procurement, product, business development, and partnerships.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of complex commercial agreements on a daily basis to ensure compliance with company policies and risk tolerances, including but not limited to inbound services agreements, Data Processing Agreements, SaaS agreements, software licenses, and sponsorships.
  • Effectively identify, synthesize, and distill key contractual terms, concepts, and risks to business clients and colleagues in actionable format, including providing ongoing training and related resources to clients to enable them to self-serve and comply with internal policies and contractual requirements.
  • Collaborate with product counsel and other cross-functional colleagues to create and refine terms and templates to bring new products and features to market as Webflow’s business continues to evolve.
  • Be an integral team player helping build out Webflow’s commercial legal team so we can scale and operate efficiently at pace with Webflow’s exponential growth - including drafting, maintaining, and refining Webflow’s current agreements and playbooks, and leading and contributing to projects that improve internal processes and operational efficiencies.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, at Webflow we will support you in identifying where your interests and development opportunities lie and we'll help you incorporate them into your role.

About you:

You’ll thrive as a Commercial Counsel if you:

  • Have a JD, and at least one active bar membership.
  • 5+ years legal experience, including 3+ years of relevant experience in-house at a high-growth tech company or in a technology practice group in a top law firm
  • Have a breadth of experience drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts in a fast-paced environment, as well as developing and scaling associated processes to centralize and standardize commercial legal support.
  • Have a demonstrated working knowledge of data protection laws, including but not limited to GDPR and related US laws (e.g., CCPA).
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with an efficient, pragmatic and cooperative negotiation style
  • Have experience working cross-functionally and integrating yourself with a variety of business teams with unique commercial legal needs
  • Have a growth mindset and are interested in learning new areas of the law (e.g., generative artificial intelligence)
  • Are excited by the notion of rolling up your sleeves to contribute in any way to a lean but growing (and fun) Legal team as we build out processes and tools to help our team and our clients scale with Webflow’s rapidly growing business.

Our Core Behaviors:

  • Obsess over customer experience. We deeply understand what we’re building and who we’re building for and serving. We define the leading edge of what’s possible in our industry and deliver the future for our customers
  • Move with heartfelt urgency. We have a healthy relationship with impatience, channeling it thoughtfully to show up better and faster for our customers and for each other. Time is the most limited thing we have, and we make the most of every moment
  • Say the hard thing with care. Our best work often comes from intelligent debate, critique, and even difficult conversations. We speak our minds and don’t sugarcoat things — and we do so with respect, maturity, and care
  • Make your mark. We seek out new and unique ways to create meaningful impact, and we champion the same from our colleagues. We work as a team to get the job done, and we go out of our way to celebrate and reward those going above and beyond for our customers and our teammates

Benefits & wellness

  • Equity ownership (RSUs) in a growing, privately-owned company
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare, vision, and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents (full-time employees working 30+ hours per week), as well as Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Account, dependent care Flexible Spending Account (US only), dependent on insurance plan selection where applicable in the respective country of employment; Employees may also have voluntary insurance options, such as life, disability, hospital protection, accident, and critical illness where applicable in the respective country of employment
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing caregivers, as well as an additional 6-8 weeks of pregnancy disability for birthing parents to be used before child bonding leave (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit); Employees also have access to family planning care and reimbursement
  • Flexible PTO with a mandatory annual minimum of 10 days paid time off for all locations (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit), and sabbatical program
  • Access to mental wellness and professional coaching, therapy, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly stipends to support health and wellness, smart work, and professional growth
  • Professional career coaching, internal learning & development programs
  • 401k plan and pension schemes (in countries where statutorily required) financial wellness benefits, like CPA or financial advisor coverage
  • Discounted Pet Insurance offering (US only)
  • Commuter benefits for in-office employees

Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holiday time off, accrued paid time off, paid leaves of absence, or company-sponsored perks unless otherwise required by law.

Be you, with us

At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity (EEO)/Veterans/Disabled Employer and are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Webflow will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Please note:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Upon interview scheduling, instructions for confidential accommodation requests will be administered.

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