Job Description

Renishaw is a FTSE250 global technology company headquartered in Gloucestershire with over 5,000 employees worldwide operating in 36 countries. We create high precision technology for metrology and healthcare and are a world leader in additive manufacturing (also known as metal 3D printing). Our products are used by manufacturers in multiple industries, including aerospace, automotive, engineering, semiconductors, consumer products and biotechnology. We are a vertically integrated business undertaking design through to distribution with key manufacturing facilities based in the UK, Ireland and India.

Our Vision and Values

To innovate and transform the capabilities of our customers and end users through unparalleled levels of precision, productivity and practicality. We will achieve this through Innovation and challenging convention, Inspiring each other, our customers and partners, Involving everyone in the success of our business and the communities we operate in, and acting with Integrity at all times in everything we do.

About the job

Associate Legal Counsel

Salary: £70,000 – £85,000 depending on experience

Location: Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, 2 days on site

Reporting to one of our Senior Legal Counsels based in our head office, we are seeking a full time Associate Legal Counsel to be part of our 20+ legal and compliance team to:

  • Review, draft and negotiate contracts with customers, intermediaries, and suppliers, with a particular focus on technology, including software licensing, SaaS, IT outsourcing, research & development, consultancy, confidentiality, agency, OEM, resale, and distribution agreements.

  • Act as the primary contact for legal queries from the Purchasing team and manage the applicable inbox for supplier contract queries.

  • Act as the primary contact for legal queries from Sales and Marketing teams in respect of global e-commerce matters.

  • Advise the Sales and Marketing teams on the commercialisation of software products from a legal perspective.

  • Support the business with responses to tenders and customer queries.

  • Review, draft and negotiate data processing agreements, seeking advice from the Privacy Compliance Officer and external Data Protection Officer as required.

  • Keep up to date on the latest guidance and best practices within the legal technology field (including open source software, AI, intellectual property, privacy, and cyber security).

  • Work proactively with the business to identify risks and areas for process and compliance improvement.

  • Assist in implementing and maintaining appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the Group’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Engage with and support other lawyers and compliance colleagues across the Group.

  • Provide practical and commercial solutions to legal issues.

  • Conduct legal research as necessary.

About you

For this key role, you will:

  • Have 5+ years’ experience of technology contract drafting and negotiation.

  • Be a highly motivated self-starter with strong attention to detail and a “can do” attitude.

  • Have a good knowledge of intellectual property, and enthusiasm for and understanding of technology and innovation.

  • Show an ability to prioritise and work under pressure in an evolving and dynamic business environment.

  • Display excellent people skills with the ability to operate at all levels.

  • Ideally, have in-house experience and fluency in a second language but this is not essential.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites)

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a Homeworking policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R5794 Associate Legal Counsel (Open)


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