Legal Counsel

November 20 2023
Industries IT: Services
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator,
Ottawa, ON • Full time

Company Description


Assent is the leading solution for supply chain sustainability tailored for the world's top-tier, sustainability-driven manufacturers. Hidden risks riddle supply chains, many of which weren't built with sustainability in mind. That's where we step in. With insights from experts, Assent is the tool manufacturers trust for comprehensive sustainability.

We've grown from $5 million to $85 million ARR in just six years. With our recent $350 million funding led by Vista Equity Partners, we're poised for even greater expansion and are on the lookout for outstanding team members.

Being a Certified B Corporation, we don't just advocate for sustainability - we live it. This certification underscores our commitment to environmental, social, and governance excellence. At Assent, your work will directly amplify transparency, sustainability, and fair practices worldwide.

Hybrid Work Model

At Assent, we proudly embrace a remote-first work model, valuing the flexibility and autonomy it provides our team. We also acknowledge the intangible benefits of occasional in-person workdays. For team members situated within 50 kms/31 miles of our five global offices in Ottawa, Eldoret, Penang, Columbus, and Amsterdam, you can expect to come into the office one day a week. Similarly, those near our co-working spaces in Nairobi and Toronto are encouraged to work onsite once a month.

Job Description

Position Summary

Reporting to Assent's General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will be responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating a diverse range of commercial agreements supporting Assent's Sales, Partnerships, Product and Procurement teams. Additionally, the Legal Counsel will support the General Counsel in advising on marketing and employment matters as well as corporate risk management.

Key Requirements & Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts, including but not limited to, SaaS agreements, partnership and procurement related agreements, professional services agreements and software and intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Providing counsel on a diverse range of legal issues related to employment matters, RFP/RFIs, marketing and general corporate risk management and governance
  • Assist with other legal matters as assigned by Assent's General Counsel


Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Active membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (or law society of another Canadian province)
  • At least three years of experience ideally in a law firm specializing in business law and/or as in-house counsel in a technology company
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented
  • Ability to assess legal, practical and business risks in a fast-paced environment and provide sound advice under tight deadlines
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - you are able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse range of internal stakeholders, including senior management
  • Strong work ethic, analytical and drafting skills

Additional Information

Life at Assent

Wellness: We believe that you and your family's well being is important. As a result, we offer vacation time that increases with tenure, comprehensive benefits packages (details vary by country), life leave days and more.

Financial Benefits: It's not all about the money - well, it's a little about the money. We understand that financial health is important and we offer a competitive base salary, a corporate bonus program, retirement savings options and more.

Life at Assent: There is purpose beyond your work. We provide our team members with flexible work options, volunteer days and opportunities to get involved in corporate giving initiatives.

Lifelong Learning: At Assent, curiosity is not only valued but encouraged. You will receive professional development days that are available to you the day you start.

Find Your Balance with Us: We get it - you need work and life to mesh in a way that feels right for you. That's why we're big on remote work and flexibility. But hey, if you're within 50 kms/31 miles of our main hubs in Ottawa, Eldoret, Penang, Columbus, or Amsterdam, we do ask that you pop into the office just once a week. And for our folks near the co-working spots in Nairobi and Toronto? A monthly visit is all we ask.

At Assent, we are committed to growing and sustaining an environment where our team members feel included, valued, and heard. Our diversity and equal opportunity practices are guided and championed by our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion includes recruiting and retaining team members from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and fostering a culture of belonging where all team members are included, treated with dignity and respect, promoted on their merits, and placed in positions to contribute to business success.

If you require assistance or accommodation throughout any part of the interview and selection process, please contact and we will be happy to help.

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