Commercial Counsel

Location: Royal Leamington Spa

West Midlands

Other information: 40 hour week

Salary: Competitive

Reference #: 129804

About the role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Solicitor to be an ambassador for the award winning legal team at Wolseley UK. You will partner with colleagues at all levels to achieve business objectives whilst managing legal risk. This is a great opportunity for an outgoing and confident team player to help evolve our legal operating model, by targeting innovation in service delivery and being an active and engaged member of a dynamic legal team.

This is a great opportunity for a solicitor already working in house or someone looking to take their first steps in a business,  to broaden their experience within a respected, forward thinking, and ambitious legal team of a FTSE 50 corporate.

Primarily, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading, supporting and collaborating with a range of colleagues to meet the business’s legal needs, providing commercial and pragmatic solutions at pace in a complex environment, to inform and promote business goals and ensure legal compliance.
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and reporting on a wide range of commercial contracts in line with governance requirements (eg customer and supplier framework agreements, IT, indirect procurement).
  • Providing strategic and legal support to material disputes, litigation and/or regulatory issues (managing external lawyers when required).

What we are looking for:

  • A commercially minded lawyer, qualified in England & Wales, with 2-6 years PQE.
  • Experience gained in a premium law firm, or large corporate.
  • First class technical knowledge, able to balance legal and commercial requirements at pace.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and focused individual. 
  • An excellent communicator,  comfortable influencing stakeholders at all levels.
  • An ambitious team player, with a willingness to innovate and determination to improve. 

About your development and benefits

We aim to unlock your potential and equip you with all the skills required to move to the next stage in your career with us, whilst earning a full salary. This all starts with your induction where you get to know us and our business and continues with relevant training and development.

Our people get benefits including:

  • Bonus
  • Pension plan
  • Holiday - 23 days
  • Staff discount  
  • Access to sharesave

About us

Wolseley UK is the UK operating company of Ferguson plc, the world’s largest specialist distributor of plumbing and heating products. We supply 1.1 million customers with 1 million products carefully sourced from approximately 52,000 suppliers.

Previously, we operated Plumb, Parts, Drain, Pipe and Climate Centre as separate businesses. As part of a major transformation programme, we  are bringing these brands together to form one specialist trade merchant called Wolseley, to sit alongside our growing infrastructure business

We are the UK’s largest plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant. Soon, our entire product range will be accessible under one roof. That means customers can easily reach all our products and specialisms, delivering on our promise of helping them achieve more.


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