Iron Mountain Manager, Senior Corporate Counsel, Data Center in Annapolis, Maryland
At Iron Mountain we protect what our customers value most, from the everyday to the extraordinary. We build customer value around the world with a passion for preserving the physical, transforming the digital, and respecting the environmental. We pioneered the industry for global records and information management and have established some of the best customer relationships in the industry with 95% of the Fortune 1000 companies among our 225,000 loyal customers. Here, you’ll bring your expertise and creativity to a workplace that thrives on continuous improvement. Here, you’ll be part of a global workforce that embraces the differences among us. And here, we’ll encourage you to Climb Higher for the benefit of our customers and each other. There is so much more, but enough about us. We can’t wait to hear about YOU.
This position will be principally responsible for supporting the commercial agenda for Iron Mountain’s North America data center business, including advising the regional management, sales, procurement and tax/accounting teams on legal matters and strategic questions, negotiating, preparing or vetting and resolving legal issues with respect to complex customer contracts, licensing/reseller agreements and vendor/supplier agreements; and instructing and coordinating with external legal counsel in handling matters, including contentious disputes and claims related to the foregoing. The individual must act as a solid business partner, delivering high quality and commercially-focused legal advice, and collaborate with global legal team members, including reporting into the Director, Senior Corporate Counsel, Data Center, located in Birmingham, UK.
In addition, the role is responsible for managing 1 paralegal/contract manager.
Working with a diverse team of professionals across multiple functions, regions and time zones, and building collaborative relationships with regional and global team members.
Leading the negotiating, drafting and vetting of the above types of agreements while managing multiple business transactions in accordance with approved contracting / governance / compliance practices.
Managing issues that arise with respect to complex commercial transactions, including advising the business on implementation of contract terms and managing commercial disputes.
Developing an understanding of Iron Mountain’s business and associated legal issues, including Iron Mountain preferred positions in contracting negotiations.
Overseeing the contracting process within the designated region with support from other internal groups.
Working with Legal Operations to implement and follow the approved processes for selecting, instructing and managing external counsel, and monitoring all assignments effectively with appropriate reporting to the business and oversight of performance.
Developing strategies for handling legal issues in creative and business-centric ways; and building processes that address risk while allowing the business flexibility to move quickly.
Ability to effectively manage team members.
Main internal and external contacts will be:
Data Center management team, with a particular focus on the North American team
Global legal team, with regular contacts being the data center legal team
Sales, product and procurement teams
Customers, contractors and suppliers
Professionals – external law firms. counterparties’ lawyers, accountants/auditors, and other technical consultants
JD degree or equivalent international degree admission in good standing to the Bar of any U.S. state
6+ years of legal experience
Strong knowledge of commercial law
Strong drafting and negotiating skills demonstrated
Inhouse experience, preferably with a technology-oriented company
Consistently delivers timely results for multiple deals/projects with varying time pressures
Proven success balancing legal positions with business objectives and the business acumen to provide practical advice on resolutions and business alternatives
Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams
Flexibility, initiative and ability to prioritize work
High degree of initiative with ability to work independently and in a team environment
Confidence in advising and influencing senior management, and ability to partner effectively with other corporate functions and senior leadership
Prior management experience
Mobility Requirements: National / International Travel, if necessary.
Category: Legal Group
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