Sr. Corporate Counsel

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in business spend management (BSM), has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work organization. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

Do you want to work for Coupa Software, the world’s leading provider of cloud-based spend management solutions? We’re a company that had a successful IPO in October 2016 (NASDAQ: COUP) to fuel our innovation and growth. At Coupa, we’re building a great company that is laser focused on three core values:

1. Ensure Customer Success – Obsessive and unwavering commitment to making customers successful.
2. Focus On Results – Relentless focus on delivering results through innovation and a bias for action.
3. Strive For Excellence – Commitment to a collaborative environment infused with professionalism, integrity, passion, and accountability.

Coupa Software is seeking an experienced commercial attorney.  This is a tremendous opportunity to join a small but mighty legal team and add immediate value to one of the fastest growing Cloud companies.  Reporting to the VP of Legal, this challenging role will encompass a wide range of legal matters, especially contract review and negotiation with customers.  This role can be based out of your U.S. West Coast home office and/or out of Coupa’s HQ office in San Mateo, CA. 

The ideal candidate will be a team player with highly collaborative interpersonal skills.   This individual will take pride in personal excellence, display a high level of proactivity and independence, and possess a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple projects, sometimes under pressure, remaining proactive, resourceful, efficient, and positive.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Draft and negotiate SaaS/Cloud agreements in support of fast-paced North American sales transactions
  • Resolve legal issues and contract interpretation matters that arise in existing commercial relationships
  • Draft and negotiate alliances agreements in support of alliances transactions
  • Work with business executives and other departments’ stakeholders on a broad range of complex legal, business and strategic issues as they arise
  • Tasks can be varied, and may include intellectual property, drafting documents, and developing policies and processes that will scale as the company grows. 
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    Requirements:

     

  • Creative, flexible, proactive, and experienced commercial attorney with business-oriented outlook
  • Strong experience in cloud services/SaaS business model and SaaS negotiations with customers
  • 10+ years of relevant experience preferred, with at least 4 years in-house.  Experience at a premier law firm is a plus.
  • Highly collaborative and able to independently organize and manage projects with multiple stakeholders and groups
  • Fast learning, self-starter with an outstanding record and demonstrated ability to work with the Sales and executive team
  • Tactful with strong external negotiation skills. 
  • Detail oriented, well organized and technically adept
  • Talent for thinking outside of the box in confronting new issues and pursuing novel approaches to old problems
  • Accredited U.S. law degree and a current law license.
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    At Coupa, we have a strong and innovative team dedicated to improving the spend management processes of today’s dynamic businesses. It’s our people who make it happen, and we strive to attract and retain the best in every discipline.
    We take care of our employees every way we can, with competitive compensation packages, as well as restricted stock units, an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families, retirement and savings plans with employer match, a flexible work environment, no limit vacations for exempt employees, non-exempt employees are on an accrual basis for PTO, catered lunches…And much more!
    As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Coupa is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.
    Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.