Director & Associate General Counsel, Commercial Law at Instacart

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ABOUT THE JOB

  • Be a great manager to your team 
  • Set the strategic vision for the commercial law function at Instacart
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement all major partner agreements, across all areas of the business
  • Set up a scalable solution for tracking contract review requests and agreed upon business terms in executed agreements
  • Provide strategic and legal advice to your internal business clients 
  • Advise clients in structuring complex commercial transactions
  • Lead and take charge of special commercial projects from start to finish 
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant industry, consumer protection, advertising, IP, and privacy laws and regulations to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound compliance advice
  • Work closely with our product and engineering teams to provide advice on legal issues during development of new products and features
  • Draft terms, policies, and disclosures, and implement related processes
  • Create and update our form legal agreements 
  • Work on international agreements and counseling
  • Think ahead, see around corners, and help to prepare for legal issues that may arise in the future

ABOUT YOU

As Director & Associate General Counsel, Commercial Law, you will head up our commercial law function at Instacart by working closely with internal client teams like business development, engineering, product, marketing, and operations to help solve thorny legal problems and enable the business to scale and grow. You’ll be drafting, negotiating, and implementing a wide variety of commercial arrangements with our major partners including retailer and advertising agreements. This attorney will report to the Deputy General Counsel.

You’ll also be providing sound legal advice to clients with respect to commercial terms, business operations, and product development. You’ll need to be proactive and engaged, able to work well cross-functionally both internally and externally, excited about technology and e-commerce, and ready to roll your sleeves up and dig into tough legal problems to reach a creative solution. 

You have...

  • A J.D. from a top-tier law school and membership with at least one state bar (preferably California)
  • A minimum of 12 years of related experience working at a leading law firm or in-house legal department (in-house experience, especially at a tech company or retailer, a plus)
  • A successful track record of managing strategic partner negotiations and contract drafting from start to finish
  • Strong negotiation presence and the ability to lead teams working towards a goal
  • Familiarity with legal issues affecting the Internet and e-commerce spaces (such as copyright, privacy, employment, SaaS, advertising, and payments)
  • The ability to provide clear, concise legal advice, work effectively cross-functionally to drive to results
  • Keen ability to provide guidance that incorporates and balances both business objectives and legal risk
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure
  • Experience in corporate law, pharmaceutical law, alcohol law, and/or privacy and data security laws (including GDPR and US-EU Privacy Shield) a plus
  • A team player 

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Technology we use

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    • GoLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
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    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Instacart SF (our HQ) is located in the Embarcadero district—a major transit hub with views of the Ferry Building, Treasure Island, and more.

An Insider's view of Instacart

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Family—its what I think of when someone asks me about the Instacart Finance team. It is ACCR-UAL world out there but all of us have each other’s back!

Sachin

Payroll Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Our team is hyper-focused on delivering value to our enterprise customers. We are shaking up the grocery industry and every day brings a new challenge. There's never a dull moment on the technical delivery team!

Nicola

Technical Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Instacart has given me the opportunity to grow my career significantly over the last 5 years. I started as an In-store shopper, became a Shift Lead, was promoted to Site Manager. Eventually, I transitioned into a new role on my current team at HQ and am expanding my coding skills with Carrot University, our internal coding bootcamp.

Annabel

Shopper Community Lead, Field Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

"I love being a part of the Care team because we genuinely care about the customers that use our platform and our employees who work hard to ensure a great experience. I get to play an integral role in helping us turn our Care vision into reality."

Kiha

Human Resources Director, Care

What are some things you learned at the company?

As a large company that is growing quickly, there is still a huge appetite for trying new things; in fact, it's the expectation. There is no 'cookie-cutter' approach.

Tonci

Senior Technical Recruiter

What are Instacart Perks + Benefits

Instacart Benefits Overview

Health & Wellbeing
At Instacart we offer generous employer contributions to healthcare for comprehensive medical, dental, vision and mental health. From flu-shot clinics to “take what you need” time off, we provide a holistic approach to supporting our employees' physical and emotional well being.

Family
We believe in supporting every parent within the Instacart family. Paid parental leave, a grocery credit, and sweet baby swag are offered to new parents. We aim to support parents returning to work with on-site Mother’s Rooms, our Parents @ ERG, and events like Bring Your Child to Work Day.

Food
We donut take food (or food puns) lightly at here Instacart. From giving all employees a free Instacart Express membership to celebrating milestones and cultural heritage months with food, to hosting a monthly AMA with our CEO called "the Scoop" (featuring scoops of ice cream), food is baked into our daily lives.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Feeding America
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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