VP Legal

VP Legal

  • 1, Rue de Saint-Pétersbourg, Paris, 75008
  • CDI 
    Télétravail régulier
    Éducation : Non spécifié
    Expérience : > 5 ans

    Who are they?

    PayFit simplifies payroll management and HR processes for SMBs. Its teams have built an automated SaaS solution to help business owners and HR professionals save time and money so they can focus on what really matters: employees.

    At PayFit, they are committed to a culture of inclusion and an environment that enables fulfillment in freedom & responsibility.

    Job description

    Get to know us

    Do you want to help us shape what the future of work will look like and how it will best embrace our life's aspirations? If this sounds like a journey you want to embark on, we may have the right role for you!

    PayFit is an intuitive cloud-based payroll and employee management solution designed specifically for SMBs. Since 2015, we have set ourselves a mission to simplify payroll for SMBs and enable employers and employees to grow together. We are a European company operating from 3 main countries (France, Spain, and the UK) where we are supporting over 9500 clients. 

    Creating a fulfilling work environment and culture is also a core mission at PayFit, and our day-to-day work philosophy is reflected in our four values:


    We genuinely care for others whoever they are, whatever they think.


    We aim to improve and achieve better results every day.


    Staying humble and exchanging transparent feedback helps us to grow and improve.


    We are the architects of PayFit's success.

    A key part of our culture, and essential for our success, is also improving the diversity of our teams and building an inclusive culture where you can be yourself at work. 

    This is why our recruitment focuses on the skills you demonstrate, and not only on your academic background or previous professional experiences. At PayFit we understand that you can gain applicable skills through a variety of life experiences and we are interested in knowing them, too.

    Your role

    You will hold a strategic leadership position, overseeing all legal matters for our organization.

    Working closely with the executive team, you will be responsible for managing a talented team of legal professionals, developing and implementing legal strategies, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations across our global operations.

    You will report to the CFO in close proximity to the CEO.

    You will manage the Legal team composed of 7 people working for France, Spain, and the UK.

    You will collaborate with all teams across the company: Finance, HR, Strategy, Sales, Customer Service, Engineering, Product, etc.

    This position is based in France.

    Your missions

    As a VP Legal, you will:

     At a Company level: 

    • Develop and execute a comprehensive legal strategy aligned with our overall business objectives, taking into account the complexities of our international operations and evolving legal landscape;

    •Lead and advise on the full suite of legal and regulatory functions for the company (Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Social and Labor Law, etc.);

    • Provide strategic legal advice and guidance to the executive team and other key stakeholders on a wide range of business matters, and be the company risks advocate;

    •  Oversee the development and implementation of robust compliance policies, procedures, templates, and training materials to ensure adherence to legal requirements and minimize organizational risk;

    • Monitor emerging legislation and regulation, and advise the company of regulatory developments.

    At a team level: 

    • Define the strategy, objectives, and key results for the legal team to set a high standard for success, and drive performance, efficiency, and effectiveness of it;

    • Manage and mentor a diverse team of legal professionals, including hiring, training, and performance management, to ensure the department operates efficiently and effectively in a fulfilling environment.

    • Manage outside counsel with your team, including in litigation matters if necessary.

    This job has been tailored for you if:

    You have 15+ years of professional legal experience (in-house required and private practice is a plus);

    You have strong experience in managing multi-disciplinary legal teams: compliance, privacy, corporate, contract, RGPD, IP, IT law, and social law (more than 4 people)

    You have experience in a legal leadership capacity in the tech industry and fast-growing companies (ideally B2B Saas);

    You have a proven track record of risk identification, assessment, and mitigation to provide solutions for business teams;

    You have experience working on cross-functional teams to drive projects to completion;

    You have experience with M&A transactions;

    You have some knowledge and experience with IP rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, GDPR, and privacy regulations a plus.

    You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to take initiative and build productive relationships internally and externally;

    You are a strategic thinker who can quickly identify key issues and navigate complexity;

    You have demonstrated your ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines;

    You have an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to succeed in a dynamic and fast-paced environment;

    You have good judgment and an assertive voice in ambiguous and challenging circumstances;

    You are fluent in French and have an impeccable English.

    Hiring Process

    1️⃣ HR interview

    2️⃣ Interview 1

    3️⃣ Business Case

    4️⃣ Interview 2

    5️⃣ Interview 3

    Meet the legal team and your HR over lunch.

    => Background check (ISO27001 certification) to verify identity, diploma and past professional experiences at this end of the process.

    What we offer

    Flexibility: We believe that to produce your best work and to be fulfilled, you should be free to choose what working arrangements suit you best. You can work from any place within your country (France, Spain or the UK).

    Learning & Development: In PayFit we have a great learning platform where you can learn new skills everyday with the support of our company. We also have English language courses to improve your business communication vocabulary and get to the next level.

    Career Development: We want you to progress and be free to choose which direction you want to grow. There are also opportunities for internal moves.

    Health promotion: Gym membership conditions depending on country and 4 paid sessions with a mental health practitioner and online support with Moka Care.

    Health insurance: with conditions depending on the country.

    Meals: Restaurant tickets.

    Home office budget: To help you get set up in the best conditions. A MacBook as our standard working tool.

    Disability Inclusion: All of our positions are open to any person living with a disability. To guarantee equal treatment and opportunities, we will take, based on individual needs, appropriate measures to adapt the work conditions of PayFiters with disabilities, and if needed also during the recruitment process. Please let us know what you need and we will do our best to accommodate!


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