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OTA Insight

OTA Insight

Ghent, Belgium
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

At OTA Insight, we’re helping the hospitality industry with our BI solution to visualise and leverage its data in the most simple way so that they can make better revenue, distribution and marketing decisions.

Last year was our 10 year anniversary and it was a big one! We raised a series B funding and have welcomed two companies to our organisation. With 400+ people, representing 36 nationalities living in 30 different countries, we are a fun, collaborative and committed team that works hard to achieve amazing results. Ready to take off and join this rocketship in revolutionising the hotel sector? 🚀

OTA Insight is a leading business & market intelligence SaaS provider in the travel industry with a focus on hotels & short term rentals. Our customers include the full spectrum of different types of hotels, from independently owned to ownership groups to management companies to major chains like Marriott, Hilton, Accor, IHG, etc. apart from a broad spectrum of short term rental providers and destination management organizations.

Today, OTA Insight is present in more than 185+ countries and serves more than 60,000 hotels. Additionally we have acquired leading businesses like Transparent Intelligence, KriyaRevGen and Triometric Solutions making us a leading source of truth for data & insights in travel. As a snapshot, on a daily basis, our data & platform assets along with our stellar global talent help monitor 1B+ prices, process 100TB+ of raw data, and profile 23M+ hotels & short-term rental listings. All of these efforts have one singular purpose: empower our customers to make smarter & more effective revenue, marketing & distribution decisions.

As Legal Counsel you are a vital member of the Legal team within the company, responsible for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements, offering legal guidance on various departments, and contributing to process improvement initiatives. This involves giving fast, pragmatic advice on a wide variety of legal matters while working with senior management and the General Counsel across all areas of the business.

🚀 Where you'll make a difference:

Commercial Agreements:

    • You'll review, draft, and negotiate a range of commercial agreements, including those with customers, collaboration partners, and service providers.
    • You'll ensure contracts align with legal requirements and business objectives.

Legal Advisory:

    • You'll provide legal advice to teams across the organization, conveying legal concepts and risks in a practical manner for day-to-day activities.
    • You'll summarize complex legal issues to facilitate informed decision-making.

Process Design and Management:

    • You'll design and manage processes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Legal team's operations.
    • You'll contribute to streamlining workflows and improving overall team productivity.

Training and Support:

    • You'll share legal knowledge within the Legal team and across other departments.
    • You'll provide training and support to team members, enabling them to understand legal considerations in their work.

Project Support:

    • You'll assist in managing and supporting a variety of ad hoc projects within the company and group as they arise.
    • You'll contribute legal insights to ensure projects align with legal requirements.

Regulatory Compliance:

    • You'll collaborate with cross-functional teams to advise on regulations impacting new business projects or initiatives, particularly concerning commercial agreements, intellectual property matters, and product-related aspects.

Privacy Matters:

    • You'll take ownership of privacy-related matters, ensuring compliance with privacy laws and regulations.
    • You'll advise on data protection and privacy-related issues, including data processing agreements and policies.

External Counsel Management:

    • You'll coordinate with external lawyers when specialist advice or additional capacity is required.
    • You'll ensure effective collaboration and alignment with external legal resources.

Corporate Transactions Support:

    • You'll support the General Counsel on larger corporate transactions such as fundraising, debt finance, and M&A activities.
    • You'll provide legal insights to ensure smooth transaction processes and compliance.

🚀 Your skills & experience:

  • Hold a law degree from a recognized institution.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to convey legal concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of cross-functional teams.
  • Detail-oriented and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to fast-paced environments and handle changing priorities.
  • Exhibit a proactive approach to process improvement and innovation.
  • Familiarity with data privacy laws and regulations is a plus.
  • Ability to adeptly manage stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking.
  • Able to embrace constructive feedback.
  • Confidently express opinions in a constructive way.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, both written and spoken, any other language used within our company network is a plus.

We are an energetic company operating out of some of the most dynamic places in the world for tech companies.Our offices in London, Ghent, Denver, Dallas, São Paulo, Singapore and Sydney give us access to thriving, cosmopolitan commercial centres, and the ideas they spawn. Our workforce is a healthy mix of recent graduates with ideas on new technologies and concepts, alongside experienced and seasoned professionals at the top of their game and ready to be challenged.

This diversity creates a unique balance and drive for our company's growth. At OTA insight, you’re part of a family that’s global in its geography and makeup, but local in its thinking and activation.

We don’t believe in a perfect candidate because we believe in our core value, “Develop & Empower people & the team”. If you believe this is a role that you will be excited to work in every day, want to be a part of a culture like ours, and will be relentless about pushing boundaries to succeed, please apply.

At OTA Insight, we champion diversity, equity, and inclusion to cultivate our #bestteamever. As such, we do not take a “cookie-cutter” approach to hiring the best talent and invite all candidates interested in joining our team to apply. Have you discovered one of our roles, but do not meet all the listed qualifications? No worries! Please apply and our talent acquisition team will be happy to review your application to try and find the best fit for you!