Senior Counsel, Global Business Services & Licensing -- New York, NY
Major, Lindsey & Africa
January 2, 2018
New York , New York
Full Time - Experienced
5-7 years experience
General Commercial/Contracts Law
Coty Inc. has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a Senior Counsel, Global Business Services & Licensing, to be located in its corporate headquarters in New York City. Coty is an equal opportunity employer.
Overview: The Senior Counsel will join a 50-person legal department which includes 30+ attorneys and other professionals and be primarily responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide range of license and commercial agreements including brand licenses, MSA’s, work for hire agreements, development agreements, vendor and supply agreements, digital agreements, software licenses and other corporate-related agreements. He/she will also counsel internal clients on contract terms, both local and global, including advising and tailoring language to local requirements with deep knowledge of US and NY law along with the ability to spot European legal concepts. The Senior Counsel will take a lead role in developing an automated contract management system and process, including developing templates and best practices for recurring contracts and related management tools, guidelines and trainings to streamline, accelerate and automate the contract review process. This role will report to the SVP Legal-Global Business Services & Licensing.
Company: Coty Inc. is the global leader in fragrance and one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenues. It was created in Paris in 1904 by Francois Coty, who is credited with founding the modern fragrance industry. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation and creativity, Coty has developed an unrivaled portfolio of over 90 designer, luxury and professional beauty brands. Coty is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in its workforce.
Location: New York City (Midtown)
Experience: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of legal experience gained at a top-tier law firm primarily focused on negotiating and drafting a wide range of license agreements and commercial transactions including brand licenses, MSA’s, work for hire agreements, development agreements, vendor and supply agreements, digital agreements, software licenses and other types of contracts.
Process: Interested candidates should send a resume to CotySeniorCounsel@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact Coty directly; all resumes will be re-routed to MLA for handling, thereby delaying consideration of your candidacy.
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