ST Engineering iDirect

Contract Specialist - Legal

Job Locations BE-VOV-Sint-Niklaas
Department Name
General Counsel
Employee - Full Time


ST Engineering iDirect is a global leader in satellite communications (satcom) providing technology and solutions that enable its customers to expand their business, differentiate their services and optimize their satcom networks. Our business provides innovation focused on solving satellite’s most critical economic and technology challenges, and expands a shared commitment to shaping the future of how the world connects.  With your talent and energy paired with our vision and technical leadership, the most fulfilling work of your career is waiting for you at ST Engineering iDirect…the sky is truly the limit!


ST Engineering iDirect seeks a seasoned, hands on Contract Specialist - Legal to work from its Sint-Niklaas, Belgium office in support of our EU business needs.  A hybrid role on-site a minimum two days per week, the role will work closely with the EU regional business leaders and teams with responsibility for all aspects of the commercial contracts processes. Responsibilities include but are not limited to drafting, reviewing, revising, and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts with customers and partners as well as counseling internal key departments, including  finance, procurement, human resources, engineering, product management and business development. The role reports directly to the General Counsel in Herndon, Virginia (USA).



  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial contracts using corporate or customer templates including customer and reseller agreements, statements of work, evaluation and demonstration agreements, software license agreements, support contracts, professional services and consulting arrangements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Negotiate and drive transactions and a significant volume of sales/revenue agreements primarily supporting the EU region, but with potential to expand to other regions.
  • Manage a living portfolio of commercial customer contracts in relevant databases and CRM tools; in-depth knowledge and ability to efficiently utilize SalesForce® preferred.
  • Form and maintain productive internal stakeholder and external customer relationships.
  • Review and analyze documents to determine compliance and contractual risks; explain and advise internal stakeholders on legal commitments; ensure legal documents comply with ST Engineering policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Assure that contracts are properly managed, updated, tracked, and stored in relevant databases and CRM tools.
  • Partner with internal customers to create regionally compliant contracts and other legal documents that minimize corporate risk.
  • Collaborate and work closely with a team of contract/legal professionals located in Herndon, Virginia (USA).
  • Advise the company on Belgium legal and regulatory matters, including corporate governance and compliance.
  • Manage and appropriately leverage relationships with regional legal counsel.
  • Act as legal representative to the Advisory Council of the Board of Directors.
  • Support the bid management team with European Funded Projects (ESA, EUSPA, EDF, European Commission, GOVSATCOM)
  • Work on other projects as assigned by the General Counsel



  • Minimum Master’s degree in law - preferably Belgian University
  • Fluent in written and spoken Dutch and English, other languages a plus.
  • 7 to 10 years legal firm and/or in-house commercial contracts experience, preferably in the telecommunications industry; knowledge of the satellite industry a plus.
  • Experience working on European Funded Projects (ESA, EUSPA, EDF, European Commission, GOVSATCOM) a plus.
  • Knowledge of diverse contract structures for sales of products, services and software, including XaaS offerings, software subscriptions and licensing contracts and support agreements.
  • Hands-on background drafting and negotiating international customer contracts; proven ability to effectively create, redline and edit documents.
  • Willingness and flexibility to establish, attend and actively participate in telephonic meetings with customers and partners in multiple international time zones.
  • Have effective verbal and communication skills in a global business environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs with a high degree of proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

What we offer:

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, Global Team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working.

The benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being.

Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • You will be part of our Global Legal Team and be based in our European headquarters in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium)
  • You will join an innovation and people driven high-tech industry leader
  • You will be a member of a passionate global family with offices around the globe 
  • You 'll be(come) a committed member of a professional, enthusiastic, collaborative, proactive and open team!
  • You'll take pride in enabling internet connectivity to the world (from schoolchildren in remote areas to in-flight Wi-Fi)

Join us and discover who we are and what we can offer you:


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