9154 - Corporate Counsel - Virtual USA

Remote, USA    |     Legal   |   Full-time
Job Reference: 9154 - Posted 13-Jan-2023

Your Opportunity for Impact

Counsel 1 - Troy, MI or Remote

Kelly Services, a Global Workforce Solutions company, is seeking a Counsel 1 located at the Troy, MI HQ or remote . Counsel must have a proven background in corporate and commercial contract law, and consulting and managing corporate legal matters, including demonstrated experience in the following areas:

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, negotiating, and providing legal counsel regarding commercial agreements for customers and vendors, such as staffing agreements, master services agreements, managed service provider agreements, procurement and supplier agreements.
  • Working closely with our business teams to accomplish company goals
  • Developing and improving processes that support our commercial contracts with our customers and vendors
  • Partnering with our business to ensure agreements are consistent with internal corporate policies and processes
  • Giving accurate and timely counsel to internal business partners on a variety of legal topics related to commercial transactions
  • Collaborating with management to devise efficient business strategies related to commercial transactions
  • Managing complex legal matters involving multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrating an expertise regarding our commercial contracts and providing clarification on contractual language or specifications throughout the organization
  • Advising on business and legal risks associated with various contractual requirements and business strategies
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant legislation that may impact the organization and our business relationships.


  • Law degree
  • 5-8 years of law firm and/or in-house counsel experience
  • In- house experience in contracts negotiation preferred. Experience at a staffing company or in procurement on the vendor side is a plus
  • Analytical ability. Must have exceptional attention to detail, clear written and verbal communication skills, and strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work and navigate in a high volume/varied environment
  • Must possess a “service the customer “mentality
  • Extensive experience with commercial contract matters. Staffing agreement experience or procurement agreement experience on the vendor side is a plus
  • Strong work ethic, a sense of urgency, and high level of responsiveness to competing deadlines
  • Good sense of judgment and practical business mind to balance competing legal and business considerations in order to obtain practical solutions and business-oriented results
  • Must be a team player that promotes collegiality. Ability to provide counsel and direction to junior lawyers/contract managers a plus.
  • Experience with intellectual property agreements and SaaS agreements is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge and solid understanding of, and demonstrated experience applying continuous quality/service level improvement concepts.

Our Value Proposition

Kelly connects skilled people with some of the best companies in the world through our recruiting and outsourcing practices. As advocates for the value of all workers and workstyles, we’re united by our passion to connect people to work and support them in reaching their greatest potential. Our work truly matters, and we know it. We celebrate each other’s successes, because we’re all in this together and we know that empowering others lifts us all. Come join us and you’ll see we are a group of people dedicated to breaking down barriers for all people who want to work and connecting people to work that enriches their lives.

Your Total Health

At Kelly, we design our benefits with you and your total health in mind. Our plans focus on your emotional, mental, spiritual, financial, social, occupational, environmental, and physical well-being.

Key Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off (3 weeks)
  • Holidays (8 days)
  • Sick / Mental Health / Well-Being (5 days)
  • Floating Holidays / Personal Significance (4 days)
  • Volunteer Day (1 day)
  • Healthcare – including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) Match
  • Vacation Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account / Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company Provided Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Adoption Assistance

Our Commitment

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, including, but not limited to, race, gender, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.