Senior Commercial Lawyer

Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: Northampton, GB

Company: GXO Logistics

How do you feel about joining GXO’s UK legal function which oversees legal activities for a large, diverse population of contracts and clients? Do you have commercial experience gained either from a law firm and/or in-house legal environment, ideally with experience in the supply chain sector? What if we told you there were further opportunities to develop your career within a company that truly cares about its people and their progression?


If the above appeals to your progressive nature and you believe that reviewing, drafting and negotiating multiple commercial contracts for both new customer business and customer contract renewals is something that you could do with ease, then read on – your new career awaits you.  This is a permanent role based out of our Central Offices in Northampton, with the requirement of office attendance of up to 3 days per week.


Pay, benefits and more:


We’re looking to offer a competitive salary which will be discussed further during telephone interview. In addition, we offer 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), as well as the option to buy additional days so you can enjoy a positive work-life balance. You’ll have access to a workplace pension, our GXO University which provides you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain qualifications at a pace that you’re comfortable with. Plus, many other perks such as a variety of high street discounts, a cycle to work scheme and our continued focus on internal promotions.

What you’ll do on a typical day:


  • Review, draft and negotiate multiple commercial contracts for both new customer business and customer renewals across the UK
  • Provide commercial legal support to the entire UK business to include key customer contract negotiation, significant dispute resolution (customer claims, transport accidents or other liabilities) and regulatory compliance
  • Oversee GXO’s supplier contracts and deal with general enquiries from the wider business
  • Support on other legal matters including employment, regulatory, compliance and corporate transactions as required
  • Advise and collaborate with senior stakeholders and leaders in the business to articulate risks and the benefits of legal strategy to achieve GXO’s company objectives
  • Oversee and manage litigation, administrative and other regulatory proceedings or matters in connection with GXO’s commercial contracts including the management of external counsel as required


What you need to succeed at GXO:


  • UK qualified senior commercial solicitor with strong commercial law experience, either in-house and/or in private practice
  • Knowledge of legal frameworks relevant to the transport and/or logistics sectors would be a huge advantage but not a necessity
  • Capable of providing high quality commercial legal advice in an independent and objective way as part of an engaged and integrated team with a strong business focus
  • Strong communication skills, well organised, team orientated, adaptable and enthusiastic personality with leadership potential
  • Able to build strong business relationships at all levels of the organisation including senior management and external stakeholders


We engineer, faster, smarter, leaner supply chains.


GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work. GXO is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate, support and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  We believe that diversity and inclusion in our business is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are Disability Confident Committed as part of the Disability Confident Scheme (GIS) and actively welcome applications from people with disabilities.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review GXO's candidate privacy statement here.