RELX Group Director Legal Operations & Contracts – RBI Legal – London in London, United Kingdom

Director Legal Operations & Contracts – RBI Legal – London

Category: Legal

Location: London, United Kingdom

Director Legal Operations & Contracts – RBI Legal – London

Job Description

Reed Business Information (RBI) is part of the RELX group and a leading and fast-growth provider of data and analytics, solving critical problems for businesses globally.

The RBI legal team is working on complex transaction agreements with large corporations, navigating within global legal frameworks, and giving legal advice that supports RBI’s ambitious innovation agenda.

The Director Legal Operations and Contracts will design and maintain best practice legal processes. The candidate will continuously keep an eye on removing process barriers, generating efficiencies and provide useful insight to all affected businesses and their legal business partners. The candidate will focus on ways to reduce the Legal team’s review times, redundancies, and process inefficiencies.

The candidate will support general commercial legal work, including establishing a new global contract management function. The candidate may be asked to manage general commercial lawyers as well as contract managers.


  • Oversee the creation of and manage a new contract management function, in cooperation with the RBI Global Legal team and in particular the Senior Legal Business Partners and the Associate General Counsel

  • Establish and maintain processes, templates, rules of engagement and tooling - responsible for implementation of contract management processes

  • Contribute to continuous improvement of operational effectiveness across the RBI legal team

  • Continuously identifying legal activities that could be standardized or automated, and devising and implementing strategies to standardize/automate such activities

  • Oversee and provide legal services on standard commercial legal matters across RBI, including day-to-day management of contracts by advising on the strategic direction, contract interpretation and consequences of action / inaction

  • Contribute to the management of the RBI Legal budget, and cost initiatives

  • Data Analytics: Collect and analyze relevant data from department tools and industry sources, define objectives to provide metrics and dashboards, that drive efficiencies and optimize spend

  • Ensure accurate and useful reporting on matters worked on to the RBI legal team, and their supported RBI markets and functions

  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time


  • Preferably a qualified lawyer and admitted to practice.

  • Strong operations background, and experience with systems and processes

  • Ideally six sigma or similar certified

  • Track record of building and maintaining sustainable processes

  • Demonstrable years post qualification experience

  • Advanced skills relating to: commercial levers, contract drafting, advice, negotiation and management

  • Experience of working in an international environment, preferably in or with a matrixed multi-national organization

  • A collaborative attitude, building strong relationships with all stakeholders

  • Able to drive projects to a conclusion

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills.

  • Good decision-making ability

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with business unit corporate staff and all external contacts

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong integrity and business ethics

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines, resilient and calm under pressure

  • International and cross border experience

  • Build strong relationships with senior managers and stakeholders across all areas of the supported business and into the wider RBI and RELX communities, collaborating with central functions, including Technology, Information Security, Marketing, Product, Sales, Legal, Compliance, HR and Finance

  • Excellent communication skills and EQ to navigate a complex multinational organization with multiple stakeholder groups

About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RBI General Benefits Package:

  • Pension Scheme

  • 29 Days Holiday

  • Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year

  • Life Insurance (4x salary)

  • Save As You Earn Share Scheme (SAYE)

  • Competitive Salaries