Senior Commercial Counsel (Procurement)

Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments - when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments - when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn't miss the school bus home.

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department Overview

By becoming a part of the Motorola Americas Commercial legal team, you become a part of helping public safety and commercial customers obtain the products and services needed for the moments that matter. From the legal procurement team working with the business, subcontractors and vendors to obtain the supplies needed to run the business, to the legal pre-sales team negotiating contracts with customers, to the post-sales project team to complete our contracts as contracted on time and on budget, our team assist supports and facilitates the innovation and business efforts of Motorola Solutions.

Job Description

*This position can be remote anywhere in the USA*

The Commercial Counsel is responsible for the preparation of Legal Review, Negotiation, Risk Mitigation, and Approval of contracts, subcontracts and licensing agreements; ensuring compliance with company policy as well as applicable laws/regulations. A key responsibility of the position will be to drive and implement robust Risk Management. This role develops negotiation strategies with internal business partners, evaluates risk exposure, and makes recommendations to business partners or legal counsel. The full-time position may be remote.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Draft, review, and negotiate vendor contracts, primarily technology-related agreements, such as license agreements, hosting agreements, software development agreements, SaaS, and managed service provider agreements.
  • Advise and provide solutions to internal business clients on issues specific to vendor contracting and relationships.
  • Provide legal advice regarding negotiation strategies, contractual terms, intellectual property matters, supplier relations and compliance matters.
  • Work with Supply Chain and Procurement colleagues and other internal personnel to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Lead, advise and coordinate with multiple stakeholders across marketing, product, finance, implementation and sales throughout the pre-sales, sales and post-contract cycle on a broad range of legal and compliance issues for the Motorola Solutions portfolio of products and services.
  • Develop streamlined, organized and efficient policies and procedures for contracts, including establishing playbooks, and standard template language to be used in contracts.
  • Manage contract disputes, including understanding the issues, providing guidance on solutions, drafting settlement agreements.
  • Provide counsel and guidance for the accomplishment of overall business objectives of the Company, while fully complying with applicable laws and regulations and avoiding unacceptable risks; perform informed cost-benefit analysis when identifying risks. This includes supporting the business and product development processes by providing key inputs and advice on legal risks and issue, prioritizing risks and ensuring compliance with government and customer-imposed requirements.
  • May provide support on non-commercial practice area issues (labor and employment, corporate governance, data privacy, ethics, etc.)
  • Proactively develop and maintain technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices.
  • Exercises reasonable judgment to determine when to escalate complex matters or decisions to more senior level counsel or manager.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:
  • Substantial experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial and SaaS sales agreements and intermediate proficiency in third-party hosted and cloud-services issues, service level agreements, industry trends and best practices.
  • Experience working with legal policies and procedures and demonstrated ability to identify potential legal issues.
  • Experience approaching legal matters with a sense of pragmatism and flexibility to recommend solutions that enable our company's success while protecting its legacy and future.
  • Excellent negotiation, consultation, and analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (including written and verbal)
  • Ability to participate and collaborate in meetings with customers, vendors, attorneys, management, and other third parties with regard to negotiation of agreements and general problem solving
  • Experience applying knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
  • Strong business acumen, with ability to understand the company's business objectives and anticipate the legal issues that could arise
  • Well organized, detail oriented and adept in a fast-paced environment
  • Required to work with the highest level of ethics and discretion
  • Lead change and take responsible risks: (1) looks for ways to personally affect change and is not risk averse; (2) seeks to understand the change and enables change to succeed; and (3) sees change as an opportunity, considers associated risks, then promptly commits to it.
  • Drive results and execution: (1) identifies issues and raises them so that appropriate actions can be taken to resolve problems or improve the client experience; (2) takes personal ownership to follow through on commitments and achieve results with high quality; and (3) demonstrates a strong bias for action and is able to balance priorities to keep plans on track.
  • Think strategically: (1) aligns own work with broader business strategies and goals; (2) stays aware of the business implications of market and industry trends; and (3) recognizes the impact of his/her/their work on overall organizational strategy.

Basic Requirements

  • Requires a Juris Doctor Degree and 6+ years of experience
  • Admission to the Bar of at least one state

Vaccine Requirement

As an employer of 100 or more employees, Motorola Solutions has implemented a policy requiring all U.S. employees reporting to a workplace (anywhere you are performing services on behalf of Motorola Solutions) where other people are present (including coworkers and customers) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by February 9, 2022. Any employees not fully vaccinated by this date will be required to participate in periodic COVID-19 testing.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated, you may apply for a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious belief. Any offer of employment will be contingent on candidate's ability to demonstrate proof of vaccination (unless approved for a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious belief) or willingness to participate in periodic COVID-19 testing.

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Relocation Provided


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Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S.Benefitsinclude:
  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, VisionbenefitseffectiveDay 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • GenerousPaidTime Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PaidParental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.


Chicago, IL