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Commercial Counsel (Supply Chain)



Legal, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA · United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024
Waabi, founded by AI pioneer and visionary Raquel Urtasun, is an AI company building the next generation of self-driving technology. With a world class team and an innovative approach that unleashes the power of AI to “drive” safely in the real world, Waabi is bringing the promise of self-driving closer to commercialization than ever before. Waabi is backed by best-in-class investors across the technology, logistics and the Canadian innovation ecosystem.
With offices in Toronto, San Francisco, and Dallas, Waabi is growing quickly and looking for diverse, innovative and collaborative candidates who want to impact the world in a positive way. To learn more visit: www.waabi.ai
You will...
- Lead and support legal contract negotiations on a variety of transactions including master supply agreements, service agreements, license agreements, NDAs, and more.
- Develop and maintain contract templates.
- Collaborate closely with Waabi’s global supply chain team on contract databases and contract processes for Waabi.
- Expand your knowledge of regulatory compliance as it applies to Waabi’s operations and assist with day-to-day compliance management.
- Manage day-to-day insurance matters.
- Draft business policies and lead yearly reviews of policies.
- Be part of a team of multidisciplinary operations managers, procurement professionals, commercial negotiators and policy leaders among others, using an AI-first approach to enable safe self-driving at scale.
- Juris Doctor and qualified to practice law in at least one U.S. state, with California, New York or Texas preferred.
- 5-8 years of experience in commercial contracting at an automotive company, fast-paced hardware technology company and/or in private practice (business law).
- Demonstrated experience tackling thorny issues in hardware and part supply contracts.
- Solid understanding of how to balance contractual risk with sustainable contracting provisions based on company stage.
- Ability to handle multiple competing priorities under time pressure, rapidly develop relationships, and identify the most important issues that will impact Waabi’s business.
- Dynamic problem solving skills and great business judgement when provided with incomplete information.
- Open-minded and collaborative team player with the willingness to help others.
- Demonstrated willingness to flex and grow into new areas.
- Meticulous attention to detail & passion for contracts!
Bonus/nice to have:
- Experience working in automotive, autonomy, or hardware-focused technology companies.
The US yearly salary range for this role is: $122,000 - $226,000 USD in addition to competitive perks & benefits. Waabi’s yearly salary ranges are determined based on several factors in accordance with the Company’s compensation practices. The salary base range is reflective of the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Note: The Company provides additional compensation for employees in this role, including equity incentive awards and an annual performance bonus.
- Competitive compensation and equity awards.
- Health and Wellness benefits encompassing Medical, Dental and Vision coverage.
- Unlimited Vacation.
- Flexible hours and Work from Home support.
- Daily drinks, snacks and catered meals (when in office).
- Regularly scheduled team building activities and social events both on-site, off-site & virtually.
- As we grow, this list continues to evolve!
Waabi is a technology start-up building technologies to transform the way the world moves. Join our talented team to be a part of the future and to make an impact!
Waabi is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive, and accessible workplace for all our employees. We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, caregiver status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We make workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know.