About Higg:

Higg is the sustainability insights platform for consumer goods businesses – delivering software and services for measuring, managing, and sharing supply chain performance data.

 

From materials to products, from facilities to stores, from emissions to working conditions, Higg unlocks a complete view of a business’s social and environmental impact.

 

Built on the leading framework for sustainability measurement, Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the single source of ESG intelligence they need to accelerate business and industry transformation.

 

Launched in 2019 as a public-benefit corporation, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, the industry-leading value chain measurement methodology developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

 

About You:

Higg is seeking an experienced counsel to help in both customer and company matters.

 

You are an experienced legal professional who will serve as Associate General Counsel advising on a variety of legal matters. You will play a critical role within our growing organization that will interface with both external and internal stakeholders on topics ranging from contracts, negotiations, regulations and other issues impacting our business. You will work closely with finance and operations and external counsel to minimize risk while maximizing business opportunities. Additionally, you will partner with the organization’s executive leaders to help them achieve their goals and objectives from partnerships to trademarks to data usage to customer contracts. 

 

You will be highly organized with a solution-oriented mindset and prior experience in a start-up or working with a firm servicing SaaS companies. You are a proactive self-starter who has a proven ability to work in ambiguous situations and create a path forward. You have the ability to thrive working in a fast paced, constantly evolving environment. You must be comfortable with a remote work environment.

 

As the first internal legal role in the company, you will shape the future legal team and external resources as the company grows. 

 

This role is US-based remote and reports into the Chief Operating Officer.

 

What You'll Do:

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  • Develop plans for managing legal matters, including activities to be performed in house or through outside counsel, to efficiently and effectively manage the company’s legal activities and budget

  • Manage and direct general corporate matters, including corporate organization, securities compliance, general transaction support, employment law, regulatory matters, compliance, and financial matters

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of agreements including commercial transactions, MSAs, NDAs, financing, license, market research, and other commercial matters with domestic and international parties including clients, partners, and vendors

  • Advise on the legal structure of key business initiatives in a manner that helps to achieve business objectives protecting legal, regulatory, and tax directives and considerations

  • Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing activities and corporate structure considerations, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities

  • Proactively address evolving regulatory and governance compliance environment, including changes in laws, regulations, regulatory focus areas and industry best practices

  • Develop and deliver materials and training to various internal groups, including engineering, product management, sales, and customer success on legal topics such as privacy, data usage, terms of use, etc.

  • Work with business executives and other departments’ stakeholders on a broad range of complex legal, business, and strategic issues as they arise

 

We'd Like to See:

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  • Expertise in commercial  matters around enterprise SaaS with a side of negotiation and dispute experience 

  • Have a deep understanding of transactional practices in enterprise SaaS, particularly in software security, compliance, and privacy 

  • Proficient at negotiating and drafting various intellectual property agreements including in-bound and out-bound technology licenses, development agreements, online services agreements, and terms of use for online services

  • Experience with a wide range of in-house legal matters including intellectual property, international, employment, litigation, and corporate matters

  • Relevant candidates will have at least five years experience working with an in-house legal team at a fast growing technology company or a firm servicing Saas start-ups

  • Be actively licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state, preferably California or New York

  • Creative, flexible, proactive, and experienced commercial attorney with business-oriented outlook and enjoy working with people at all levels in the organization

  • Highly collaborative, fast, learning, and able to independently organize and manage projects with multiple stakeholders and groups in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work autonomously and independently

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Talent for thinking outside of the box in confronting new issues and pursuing novel approaches to old problems

 

 

What We Can Offer You:

  • ·      Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance offered through multiple PPO options.  90% employee premium and 60% spouse/dependent premium covered by Higg.
  • ·      Company sponsored 401k with up to 4% match
  • ·      Incentive Stock Options
  • ·      100% Parental Paid Leave
  • ·      Unlimited PTO
  • ·      12 company holidays

 

Life at Higg

We’re motivated by the opportunity to help customers improve every aspect of the trillion-dollar industries that touch everyone’s lives. We want business to change for good, but in a way that adds up to industry-scale change, because no business can change the world alone and doing just one thing for a positive headline won't change our world fast enough. Agree?

 

  • ·      Be part of a team that includes software engineers, sustainability professionals, business leaders, marketers, designers, artists, number crunchers and more than a handful of farmers! (From backyard mushrooms to multi-acre orchards.)
  • Surround yourself with the kindest, smartest, most enthusiastic and dedicated people you’ll ever meet, who dream big, listen well, learn from their mistakes and when things go wrong, pull together to help each other out.

  • ·      Enjoy benefits including unlimited PTO, flexible working locations, benefits packaging which includes health (medical, dental, vision) and flexible spending benefits, and retirement matching plan.

Because Higg is on a mission to change how things are made, for the planet and each of us on it, we believe it’s essential to reflect the diversity of those we strive to serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally and experientially diverse team that leads and works with empathy and respect.