As a member of the ShipBob Team, you will benefit from an environment where everything is achievable. We aim to be a place where you can:
- Write Your Career Story. Because we are solving some of the most difficult problems in global commerce, you have the opportunity to write the story that will make your career.
- Experience Global Impact and Global Connection. At ShipBob we benefit from diverse cultures and perspectives in service of the global community.
- Grow With An Ownership Mindset. We believe that great innovation comes from great transparency. We are more resilient and more creative when we have an inclusive and transparent culture where everyone knows our strengths and opportunities.
Title: General Counsel
Location: Remote in these states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, KY, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI
We are seeking a General Counsel to join our senior executive team and play a pivotal role in shaping the legal function of our global business. As General Counsel, you will be responsible for scaling and leading our legal capability, providing strategic legal advice, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements across every aspect of the ShipBob entity. We are looking for a passionate, mission-driven individual who embodies our core values while inspiring others to do the same.
Using your expertise in the E-commerce and Supply Chain/Logistics industries, you will develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative, proactive, business-centric ways and you will build processes that address risk and allow the business flexibility and freedom to move quickly.
As a company, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace as we believe that different perspectives lead to better innovation, so we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply if they feel this role would be a great next step for them.
What you’ll do:
- Lead and scale the legal function, developing strategies and initiatives that support the company’s global growth objectives and align with our core values.
- Collaborate with other executive leaders and cross-functional teams to assess and address legal implications of new business initiatives, partnerships, and acquisitions.
- Provide strategic and day to day legal guidance and support to various departments, including executive leadership, sales and marketing, operations, human resources, and finance.
- Manage and oversee all legal matters, including contracts, intellectual property, compliance, data privacy, employment law, litigation, and risk management.
- Proactively identify legal risks and implement effective measures to mitigate them, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations across global jurisdictions.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with external counsel, regulatory bodies, and relevant stakeholders including the board.
- Empower the business to grow commercially through growth related legal activities that have a commercial impact.
- Lead and mentor a high-performing legal team, fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
- Stay up to date with industry trends, legal developments, and best practices to ensure the company’s legal function remains innovative and effective.
What you’ll bring to the table:
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school and active bar membership in good standing.
- 15+ years of experience practicing law, with a focus on corporate, commercial, and/or technology law, preferably within a global ecommerce business environment.
- Expertise in the Supply Chain/Logistics industry strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated experience building and managing legal teams and functions, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and inclusion.
- Significant experience in corporate securities and operating as a public company.
- Strong knowledge of relevant global legal frameworks, regulations, and compliance requirements in the US, EU, India, and Australia.
- Successfully led reporting and strategy for Environmental, Social, and Governance law.
- Proven track record of providing strategic legal advice and partnering with executive leadership and the board to drive business outcomes.
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and navigate complex legal issues.
- Deep knowledge of the ecommerce and logistics industry preferred.
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders.
- High level of integrity and ethics, with a commitment to upholding the highest professional standards.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment and adapt to changing priorities.
We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
At ShipBob, we’re looking to bring on board people who embody our core values:
- Be Mission-Driven. We want team members that are passionate about helping entrepreneurs improve their business, and bring that passion every day.
- Be Humble. We have ambitious goals, and our team members understand that success or failure depends on us working together and leaving egos at the door.
- Be Resilient. Logistics is a complicated business. So is software. We value team members that never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
- Be a Creative Problem Solver. As a startup, we value smart, innovative solutions to complex problems. We fall in love with the problem, not our “favorite” solution.
- Be Safety Minded. It’s not just talk; it’s the way you work.
ShipBob is a cloud-based logistics platform that partners with over 7,000+ e-commerce businesses to help make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. We offer a full suite of fulfillment solutions for our merchants, including the ability to improve their transit times, shipping costs and deliver best in class experience to their customers. With an almost 100% accuracy rate in fulfilling orders and orders shipped on time, our merchants can count on us to deliver excellent service.
As one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago with over $300M+ raised from blue-chip investors like Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, our goal is to continue to be the #1 best fulfillment technology in the industry.
ShipBob provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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