FinTech Legal / Negotiations Operations - Team Leader
New York, NY
Posted Jul 1, 2021 - Requisition No. 91886
Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that come with being the world’s leading financial news and Information Company. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value and importance of giving back to our communities, as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program!
The FinTech Legal / Negotiations team is responsible for negotiating licensing agreements with Bloomberg's customers, which range from major financial institutions to government entities across a wide range of fin-tech products and services that are dynamic and often cutting-edge. Our colleagues depend on us to gain deep product and commercial contract knowledge in order to support them in closing the deal, while protecting our businesses from undue legal risk.
Based in Manhattan, you will lead and manage a Legal Operations team, which supports 60+ colleagues within the FinTech Legal team and manage several cross-functional projects, including development of an internal CLM platform that leverages machine learning and natural language processing. You will drive, advocate for, and lead initiatives that improve operations, and streamline processes and technology between us and our business partners. Significant stakeholders will include Engineering, COOs, Finance & Administration, and the Contracts department. You will report to and work closely with the Global Head of Legal Negotiations and Operations, also acting as chief of staff (e.g. business planning) for the Legal Negotiations team. You will be responsible for leading all strategic initiatives, with a focus on business process improvement, business planning, and building new systems and enhancing and maintaining existing ones.
We'll trust you to:
Be a superb and experienced Project Manager, able to lead and multi-task across a large number of projects at a time
Be a thought leader, able to advocate for new and innovative ways of operating, while also enhancing and streamlining existing process and systems
Have high technical and operational acumen with advanced Excel skills to support your analyses and recommendations
Be a very quick learner who will thrive in a fast paced and fluid environment
Work in close partnership with Legal Negotiations Specialists, Counsel, Engineering, Contracts, Finance and Accounting
Operate in an open and communicative way while also using excellent judgment when faced with sensitive matters around resources, budgeting, people development and more general business planning
You’ll need to have:
A bachelor's degree or equivalent (a masters or law degree is a plus)
5+ years experience in an operations leadership role (legal or technology ops. preferred)
Strong leadership skills and high emotional intelligence
Excellent time management skills
Superb written and oral communication skills with the ability to influence others
Strong attention to detail
Superb work ethic and high emotional intelligence
Advanced Excel skills (SQL experience a plus)
We'd love to see:
Ability to quickly learn and navigate Bloomberg’s proprietary technology that is an integral part of the contracting process
An independent and strategic thinker who takes ownership, is service-oriented, and is forward-thinking
Strong interpersonal skills, confidence and a solution-based mind-set
A leader who is responsive and reliable, and leads by example
Someone with a positive can-do attitude and who enjoys a fast paced, challenging, highly innovative and ever-changing environment
A self-starter who is proactive and perseverant, equally comfortable with a little or some direction
If this sounds like you:
Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are!
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.