Legal Counsel ANZ at Afterpay

Legal, Permanent Full-time, Sydney sydney legal full-time
Posted 26 days ago

Join a movement in which everyone can win. We started a movement in which everyone can win – shoppers, retailers, society and every person on our team. To play fair, trust people and reward them for doing the right thing. We see and feel the impact of our work as more and more people gain financial freedom and retailers grow across the globe.
Founded five years ago in Sydney, Australia, Afterpay has millions of active customers globally and is offered at the world’s best retailers around the world including eBay, The Iconic, Myer, Foot Locker, Adore Beauty, Mac Cosmetics, Kathmandu and many others. Afterpay is on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins.

Afterpay is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest, fees or extended debt. Afterpay empowers customers to access the things they want and need, while still allowing them to maintain financial wellness and control, by splitting payments in four, for both online and in-store purchases. Afterpay is deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers. We are focused on supporting our community of shoppers.

We trust in the next generation and share a vision of a more accessible and sustainable world in which people are rewarded for doing the right thing.

The Opportunity
As Afterpay’s Legal Counsel, you’ll report to the Head of Legal ANZ, and will provide legal support to a variety of teams across the ANZ business.  With a particular focus on our merchant sales and relationship management teams, you will be a senior member of the ANZ legal team, and a leader in your role.

Taking an active role in supporting our global merchant and revenue practice group, you will be responsible for leading on complex negotiations with our merchant partners and other third parties across a wide range of verticals. 

We are much more than our job descriptions, but here’s where you will begin….
●         Drafting, negotiating and advising on merchant and partner contracts
●         Working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders to support Afterpay’s growth while managing risk and compliance
●         Implementing process improvements that assist the Legal team and other stakeholders
●         Managing external legal advisers
●         Reporting key legal metrics for the AU & NZ business
●         Delivering training across the business as required
Who are you?
Like us, you’ll be deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers and passionate about shaping the future of Afterpay.

This role best suits a commercial lawyer who thrives in a dynamic environment. Previous in-house experience in a technology (or other business-to-business) sales-focused legal role will be highly regarded. The ideal candidate will be results-focused, commercially pragmatic and capable of managing multiple projects and competing deadlines. We are looking for someone who loves getting a deal done to help the growth of our business, and is adept at cutting through to what’s really important.
Our ideal candidate will have:
●         5+ years PQE and a valid practising certificate in Australia
●         Commercial contract drafting and negotiating skills
●         Comfort working independently and proactively in a fast-paced environment
●         Excellent communication skills 
●         Confidence working on matters in which you may have limited or no expertise in
●         A passion for consulting with other business units
●         Some experience dealing with privacy matters
You like to keep it real with your actions, be brave with your decisions, do the right thing for all our stakeholders and shape the future with excitement.

How we reward you. We are a purpose-led, outperforming organisation and will reward you for your performance. We pride ourselves on fairness and offer a competitive total reward package made up of salary, incentives and benefits including the opportunity to enrol in our share matching plan.

We have a strong focus on health and wellbeing at Afterpay as we aim to support you to succeed in both your career and personal lives, such as providing employees with a corporate membership to Headspace. We also offer a generous parental leave policy and are proud to support working parents with up to 24 weeks of paid leave.
We value diversity and a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong is important to us.

How to Apply: We don’t know what the future holds. That’s the exciting part; we show up and make it happen. If you’re brave, if you’re committed to doing the right thing and excited by this opportunity, click apply now!

Afterpay is continuing to hire for all open roles with all interviewing conducted virtually. Where possible and in line with DH Covid-19 restrictions, we are transitioning to in-office onboarding for all new starters on day one. Similarly, employees have started transitioning to 2 days per week in the office.