Senior Counsel at Perch

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Perch is creating the next generation Consumer Products company by becoming the first technology-based scale operator of top eCommerce microbrands.  Microbrands selling through marketplaces like Amazon are already transforming global retail - Amazon’s 3rd party marketplace alone was $300B in 2020.  Perch is disrupting and accelerating this space by acquiring great brands and making them even better.  We look for successful, profitable businesses that sell top-ranked products with differentiated customer feedback.  The Perch platform integrates those businesses into a scale operating company and accelerates the products to the next level of sales and profitability.  We are a key resource for entrepreneurs who want liquidity and a key partner for Amazon and other retail channels by offering exceptional products, great customer service, and great value. 

Central to our success is the ability to rapidly grow and scale in an effective, responsible manner. As such, we’re seeking to hire an In-house Senior Counsel who can create and manage the commercial contracts function and related compliance functions, as well as support and advise on other legal matters, including M&A, intellectual property, marketing and employment.

Responsibilities

This person will partner with the legal team to develop a thoughtful strategy, understand trade-offs, and deliver outcomes related to all legal matters.  Responsibilities include:

  • Create and manage the commercial contracts function at Perch, including developing systems, processes and templates to allow for rapid growth in an efficient and business-friendly manner.
  • Provide generalist corporate support on a range of legal topics including commercial contracts and related compliance functions (e.g. privacy, security international trade, etc.), M&A, intellectual property, marketing and employment, etc.
  • Support and lead template development activities including confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, letters of intent, supply chain and distribution agreements, etc.
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts. 
  • Support Perch’s high-growth M&A processes and help with diligence and post-acquisition integration matters.
  • Work with business executives and other departments and stakeholders on a broad range of complex legal, business and strategic issues as they arise in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment while balancing corporate policies, business procedures and legal compliance 
  • Research legal issues, assist in drafting company policies, playbooks and guidelines and metrics to track success.
About You

We are looking for a creative, action-oriented Senior Counsel with a proven track record of success working in legal departments of high growth companies who wants to have an impact as we rapidly scale to grow our business.  This person also has a track record of bringing structure and process to something that is inherently messy, has great attention to detail, is able to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of people, and is excited at the prospect of being a part of a rapidly growing company.

Qualifications:

  • JD degree with strong academic record, current license to practice in MA
  • Minimal 8 years of related, progressive experience, 2+ years negotiating
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Practical and business-oriented approach to problem solving
  • Proven contract management and contract negotiation skills
  • Experience with creating and managing contract systems and tools 
  • Experience with consumer products and related contract needs a plus
  • Self-starter who is organized with attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Must be a team player, able to handle ambiguity, anticipate and react to changes quickly in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to handle pressure and deadlines

About Us

Perch is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce companies in Boston. Perch acquires and develops great eCommerce brands. We are backed by amazing investors (SoftBank, Spark Capital, Tectonic Ventures, and Boston Seed). Our team has deep expertise in eCommerce, technology, and M&A. We are disrupting one of the largest and most exciting spaces of eCommerce and are building an industry-shaping platform. Our aim is to have a workplace and company that positively impacts the lives of others, including our employees, their families, the entrepreneurs and vendors we work with, and our end customers.


Perch is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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Location

Our "nest" is located in the heart of Back Bay. Just steps away from Copley Place, MBTA, Newbury St., Boston Common... the best of Boston awaits!

An Insider's view of Perch

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're in a race to scale; how do we scale our business to be equipped to acquire, integrate, & run what could be an infinite amount of brands? The thought of being a part of this growth & innovation is extremely inspiring. I believe we have the potential to be the pioneers of scale in this industry. It is a challenge we are facing head-on each day.

Amy

Senior Operations Associate

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career looks nothing like it did when I started at Perch in the best way possible. I joined to manage brands and was quickly so impressed by my colleagues that I volunteered for projects to engage and support the team. It was so rewarding that I am now in a dedicated HR role. I love Perch’s flexibility for continuous improvement outside your JD!

Carrie

Employee Experience Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Perch is an incredible startup to join if you want to learn & grow quickly. As the 16th hire at Perch, I've worked on 2 different teams & started hiring my own team. Perch focuses on hiring smart and humble people who have a bias towards action. I feel fortunate to work with colleagues each day that enjoy tackling difficult challenges.

Grace

Senior Manager, EU Launch Strategy

What are Perch Perks + Benefits

Perch Benefits Overview

We prioritize providing full-time employees and their families a full range of excellent benefits.
Our range of benefits includes Medical/Dental/Vision, flex spending accounts, 401k, a flexible PTO plan,
commuter benefits, employee discounts, and more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a rapidly growing and evolving company, we make it a priority to continually evaluate our benefits against the needs/desires of our employees. We also offer our employees a discount on Perch-owned products!

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