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Senior Corporate Counsel-Cox Business

Cox Communications Inc
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications Inc
*Job Level: *Director/Senior Director
*Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *214052
*Description*


The Senior Corporate Counsel -Cox Business serves as a legal partner to Cox Business, the provider of phone, video, Internet, transport, and cloud services to over 400,000 small, medium and large commercial retail and wholesale customers. The Senior Corporate Counsel - Cox Business will be responsible for collaborating across multiple business groups and practice areas within Cox Business. He or she will be a senior-level and independent attorney responsible for managing a broad portfolio of agreements in a fast-paced environment including providing legal advice, drafting and negotiating contracts, assisting with risk mitigation and compliance with applicable laws, and managing outside counsel. This position reports to the Assistant General Counsel of Cox Business.





The ideal candidate will have experience providing legal support for an established complex sales organization, strong background in general corporate matters (including drafting, negotiating, and interpreting contracts), robust experience across a wide range of subjects within sales, including review of RFPs and experience with complex large sales negotiations, and will have a demonstrated ability to identify, explain, and mitigate risks or impediments to sales an ever-changing environment. Having experience with communications, technology, dark fiber, IRUs, cloud services, E-Rate, and Federal, State, and Local Government sales is a plus. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience engaging and managing outside counsel in an effective and efficient manner.





*Additional Responsibilities*




* Lead legal support for a variety of Cox Business sales agreements with responsibilities for supporting many of Cox Businesss largest and most strategic deals. Must be able to provide legal support for a broad portfolio of commercial contracts.

* Advise and provide guidance on legal risks and exposures, providing creative and legally sound solutions for risk mitigation and to resolve issues presented in contract negotiations.

* Identify issues and partner with applicable subject matter experts for guidance, including, but not limited to the following: other in-house attorneys (ex. Cox employment, litigation, and IP counsel teams), Supply Chain, Information Security, Privacy, Risk Management, Finance, and internal business stakeholders to ensure exceptional legal service and anticipate special needs during contract negotiations. Must be able to work across different Cox Business affiliates, including RapidScale, BluePrint RF, Hospitality Network and UPN to align with their company directives and goals.

* Provide legal counsel and advice to ensure compliance with laws and regulations applicable to Cox Business in coordination with subject matter experts, including on government laws and regulatory requirements.

* Establish and maintain detailed knowledge of Cox Businesss products/services/brands and of the nuances of Coxs relationship with some of its most strategic customers.

* Identify and lead solutions to address difficult problems or inefficient operations that may not be solved using existing practices and procedures; may have to respond and adapt to changing conditions or circumstances, requiring enterprise alignment and new approaches.

* Train and indirectly manage attorneys, paralegals, interns, and other resources and assist in the development and growth of same.

* Effectively manage outside counsel to ensure efficient and cost-effective legal support.

* Develop and implement contract template updates, with a focus on creating a more efficient contracting process.

* Provide legal counsel and advice on a broad range of other day-to-day operational legal topics related to commercial transactions for Cox Business, including, without limitation, (i) provide key strategic advice on existing and new customer relationships and business initiatives; and (ii) assist in complex legal matters, such as partnering with client and other in-house attorneys in the creation of proactive strategies related to various Cox Business matters.

* Personality fit: A growth mentality and "can-do" attitude; calm and cool-headed under pressure.


Qualifications:

* J.D. degree, a member in good standing of at least one state bar.

* 7+ years of legal experience as a practicing attorney. In-house experience preferred.

* Proven experience providing legal counsel for an established corporate sales department, including drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements in a fast-paced environment.

* Experience in the communications and/or technology industry, and support of a complex sales organization is a plus.

* Ability to manage outside counsel.

* Ability to partner with subject matter experts and other in-house attorneys to provide a seamless experience to internal clients in addressing and resolving legal issues.

* Business-minded attorney with strong initiative, excellent client counseling, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. A business partner, who likes working side-by-side with business teams and is receptive to opposing views.

* A focus on client needs with a commitment to timing, quality, and client service.

* A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.

* Other duties as needed or required.



Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-05-12 Expires: 2021-07-19
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