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JOB POST: Vacancy in Urban Company (UrbanClap) for Head of Legal

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Why are we building UrbanClap?

The local and home services industry is very fragmented and unorganized. Prior to UrbanClap, hiring a plumber, beautician, yoga trainer, math tutor etc. was a painful process. There were no standards, no concept of trust, pricing inefficiencies etc. In a nutshell, the industry was shackled in the “yellow pages” era, and had seen no fundamental innovation for far too long.

The UrbanClap team is young and passionate, and we see a massive disruption opportunity in his industry. By leveraging technology, and a set of simple yet powerful processes, we wish to build a platform that can organize the world of services – and bring them to your finger-tips. We believe there is immense value (akin to serendipity) in bringing together customers and professionals looking for each other. In the process, we hope to impact the lives of millions of service entrepreneurs, and transform service commerce they way Amazon transformed product commerce.

Job Responsibilities

  • We work extremely closely with all teams across all geographies. You will need to understand the priorities of each team and the challenges they are facing. You will work with each internal team to co-create solutions with them to strengthen Urban Company and mitigate all legal risk.
  • You will also be responsible for building and managing all of our compliance processes.
  • Continue to build the Legal function by improving existing processes and also instituting new Legal and compliance processes.
  • Enable business growth by providing effective, practical and commercially feasible legal advice.
  • Be part of the core team to take Urban Company to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the next 3 – 5 years.
  • Define the overall legal roadmap and manage prioritisation of legal requirements across the organisation.
  • Be a trusted advisor to every part of the business and not just manage but proactively mitigate risk.
  • Advise the Trust & Safety team on critical incident responses as well as help build a proactive risk avoidance & mitigation framework.
  • Advise on all public policy/governmental relations priorities as well as engage with regulators/government bodies to drive public policy objectives for the Organisation.

Job Requirements

  • 10 – 12 years’ of experience in a law firm and/or in-house. The ideal candidate will have a good mix of both law firm as well as in-house experience.
  • The ability to think logically and articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner.
  • You are not concerned with organisational hierarchy and are comfortable speaking with everyone from the junior most to senior most levels.
  • Able to understand and talk technology. An early adopter of new apps, a fan of how things work.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and craving the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment. If you’ve worked on a startup or as an early member of a startup, you already know what to expect.
  • Prior experience working with (or advising) e-commerce companies is not essential but will be good to have.
  • Prior experience with litigation/dispute resolution and experience working/liaising with international law firms are good to have.
  • You must not only be comfortable with uncertainty, but will thrive in ambiguous situations.
  • You must not only identify problems but also find solutions that are practically feasible and don’t require radical/widespread changes to the existing business processes.
  • You must be a great teamplayer – your legal advice and solutions will be based on a deep understanding of your internal clients needs.
  • Your advice will always take into account all business priorities and risks irrespective of the specific team you are advising at any given point of time.
  • You should be able to communicate clearly and succinctly.
  • You should be decisive – a fast growing business needs people who can take decisions quickly.
  • You should be a self-starter who is keen to build a strong legal function.

What can you Expect

  • You will, not only, create impact for your internal clients with each of their business priorities but you will also improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of customers and Partners
  • You will work closely with some of the smartest people you will ever meet, and learn from the best in the business.
  • You will have the ownership and freedom to drive legal requirements in an environment where the best solution wins, not titles or hierarchies.
  • You will learn how the best marketplace companies in the world solve problems, and co-create solutions that hold up against them.
  • You will be a valued Urban Company alumnus for life, with access to a great mentorship network and constant opportunities to work on cutting-edge technology problems.

How To Apply:

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