Commercial Solicitor

  • Full time
  • Yeovil, Somerset
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • July 4, 2022
  • £Competitive

Commercial Solicitor

We are looking for a Commercial Solicitor to join our team here at Screwfix. You will be responsible for working with the business to provide pragmatic advice about the legal risk arising from Screwfix’s trading activities and supplier relationships.

Key responsibilities

Commercial contracts

  • Managing the legal risk in commercial relationships with suppliers, both goods for resale (stock suppliers) and goods & services not for resale (non-stock suppliers), including tenders, contracts and disputes
  • Drafting complex and strategic supplier contracts and negotiating their terms
  • Developing, and ensuring compliance with, templates and standard terms
  • Identifying and implementing improvements to the supplier contracting process
  • Collaborating with the Kingfisher team to adopt new contract management system
  • Partnering with the Kingfisher Procurement team and external counsel to manage the supplier risk in an efficient and practical manner

Data protection

  • Managing the business’ risk as a data controller, particularly governance
  • Negotiating the contractual arrangements with data processors
  • Aligning Screwfix’s practice with Kingfisher’s data policies and processes
  • Continually identifying data risks, proposing solutions and managing stakeholders

Advertising, marketing, and promotions

  • Ensuring that marketing and promotional activity complies with applicable legislation while delivering the commercial objectives
  • Managing the risk to Screwfix’s reputation from marketing and promotional activity


  • Advising on disputes with counterparties and leading settlement negotiations
  • Overseeing the management of liability claims from customers and employees


Leading a small team of subject matter experts advising wide range of stakeholders

Required skills & experience

  • Qualified solicitor, 6+ PQE with proven track record on commercial matters
  • Strong analytical & strategic approach to establish credibility with colleagues
  • Adept at achieving the balance between legal risk and business priorities
  • Strong influencing skills, including the ability to present concepts and collaborate effectively with business stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in negotiating with counterparties on contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Highly developed delegation skills to enable tasks to be completed accurately, on time and to a high standard
  • Ability to resolve competing priorities and manage stakeholders’ expectations
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, capable of gaining and retaining the trust and confidence of capable and driven team members
  • Flexibility and agility to adjust to new demands without dropping standards
  • Energy to drive both continuous improvement and step changes
  • Willingness to be accountable and take key decisions in areas of responsibility

About Screwfix

We’re Screwfix and we’re proud of it. We’re proud of where we’ve come from, what we’ve achieved and our ambitions for the future. But more than that – we’re proud of who we are. We’re 12,000 people each with our own stories to tell. We don’t have a type and we like it that way.

If you join us, you’ll be joining a true market leader and one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK and Ireland with over 700 stores. Your growth will also be critical to us, and we’ll support you to reach your potential and achieve your ambitions, no matter what they are.

We’re also a true leader in the E-Commerce industry, and part of the 77,000 people strong Kingfisher PLC Group alongside big names such as B&Q, Castorama and Brico Depot. Join our team and become a part of #LifeAtScrewfix!


  • 33 days’ holiday
  • Award winning pension scheme – up to 14% Kingfisher contribution
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 20% discount with Screwfix and B&Q
  • Bupa healthcare and life cover
  • Loyalty recognition & company share save scheme
  • Car Allowance
  • In-house training and development

Sustainability at Screwfix

We are committed to running our operations sustainably and supporting our customers to make sustainable choices. We want every colleague to feel involved and to champion sustainability in their area, ensuring that sustainability is at the heart of how we work.

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