Legal Counsel

Job Title

Location: Fountain Street, Manchester

Reporting To: Legal & Compliance Director

Location: Manchester City Centre

Rentalcars.com - the world's largest online car hire booking service - seeks to recruit a commercial solicitor to work as Legal Counsel at our offices in Manchester city centre. We are a leading e-commerce company and we are part of the multi-billion dollar NASDAQ listed travel company Priceline Group. 

The Company

Rentalcars.com is the world's largest online car hire booking service - arranging over 8.5 million rentals a year in more than 50,000 locations worldwide. We employ over 1500 people from 64 countries across 3 sites in Manchester city centre and we are growing at a significant pace. 

As a part of Priceline Group - a multi-billion dollar NASDAQ travel company - we are a member of the world's leading and most valuable travel group. Other group companies include: Booking.com, Priceline.com, Kayak, Agoda and OpenTable. Priceline is the third largest e-commerce company in the world (behind Amazon and Alibaba) and has in recent years consistently been one of Fortune's four most admired tech companies (alongside Google, Amazon, and Facebook). We have been busy recruiting some of the biggest names in the tech sector to come and join us in Manchester and we are now looking for an additional lawyer to join our team. 

The Role

We are looking for an experienced practising solicitor to join our great team of lawyers, working in Manchester's coolest offices right here in the city centre. We want and need our lawyers to be involved in everything that we do - and we are doing a lot! Not only are we growing exponentially we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to be involved in the customer journey of ground transportation and car rental. Involve leading technology and you get a glimpse of the vision we have for the future of our business. You will assist the Legal & Compliance Director with the provision of legal services to all parts of the business but with a primary focus on supporting our product and commercial teams with supplier negotiations.

Key Responsibilities

In this role you will be involved in a number of projects and legal matters, including: 

- Drafting and negotiating global supply contracts 
- Assisting with the development of new product streams 
- Dealing with our commercial team regarding new suppliers and sales queries 
- Assisting the business in relation to the consumer journey and consumer protection issues 
- Assisting with regulatory queries relating to the development of 'add on' products 
- Various corporate related matters including governance and general administration 
- Become the first point of contact for legal queries for your dedicated areas of work 

Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree standard.
  • Practising Solicitor.
  • 3 - 5 years PQE experience either gained with a reputable law firm or in-house (other PQE experience will be considered).
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Confidence in your ability to provide commercial advice and guidance.
  • Able to demonstrate commercial awareness and understanding of the business requirements.
  • Provision of coaching and training.
  • Professional and collaborative approach.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • A high standard of knowledge and use of Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organisational skills. 

Who we are looking for is just as important if not more important than your current skill base. You should be a commercially minded lawyer that looks to question the usual way of doing things, be interested in working in a tech led environment and be someone that is looking to take control of projects - not just waiting to be told what to do.

Special Features

  • Role may include some foreign travel between group companies.