New Zealand Law Society - Commercial Lawyer

Commercial Lawyer

About Auror

At Auror, we’re empowering the retail industry to tackle theft and Organised Retail Crime, a $150 Billion problem globally. It’s high volume crime that’s increasingly organised in nature and is putting people, retailers, and communities at risk every day.

Founded in New Zealand 11 years ago, we’re working with some of the best and largest retailers in the world across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Auror is connecting people and intelligence to reduce crime. We’re using technology for good.

In partnership with our leading retail partners, we need people with the passion, determination, and innovation required to overcome one of the world's largest problems. If you’re looking to make a difference with and for the people dedicated to stopping crime, for good, then we want you on our team.

The Role

Auror is looking for a Commercial Lawyer who is excited to thrive at the intersection of law, technology, and innovation within a high-growth SaaS company. The Commercial Lawyer is a key enabler to the wider business as the legal expert supporting commercial deals, optimising revenue potential and minimising risks to the business.

As a strategic partner, you will leverage your creativity and curiosity to provide legal guidance and solutions that are tailored to the dynamic landscape of the SaaS industry. You will work closely with our Chief Customer Officer and Global Commercial Director as well as collaborating with key stakeholders across the business.

This is a role that has a lot of variety and in any given day you’ll be focusing on the following:

  • Contracting, and Commercial Negotiation (70%)
    • Provide legal counsel and strategic guidance on technology-related legal issues, such as data privacy, software licensing and other technical projects
    • Helping with drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts
    • Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to understand business objectives and provide legal guidance
    • Proactively manage the contract lifecycle
    • Identify, assess and manage legal risks, e.g. ensuring relevant NDAs are in place
    • Educating external privacy/legal teams on privacy matters related to use of Auror
  • Privacy (20%)
    • Further entrench and expand Auror’s Privacy-by-Design ethos for our products and across the company.
    • Understanding privacy legislation and best practice across the world, including in our target markets of NZ, Australia, US, Canada, and UK.
    • Undertaking customer privacy questionnaires.
    • Researching and understanding new laws and the use of new technologies.
  • Police and Law Enforcement (10%)
    • Understanding and advising on police requirements across jurisdictions, including sharing information between the community and law enforcement, and relevant legislation and governance of law enforcement powers.
    • Engaging with freedom of information and official information requests.

This role reports to Lily Carne, Global Commercial Director.
I’m still pinching myself that I can contribute to a company that solves a serious problem to improve outcomes for retailers and police globally as well as keep our communities safe. I am motivated by impact, and with a background in Law, Legal Tech and Management Consulting I am incredibly passionate about business growth and transformation, especially at the intersection between technology and commercial strategy.  As the Global Commercial Director at Auror, my goal is to enable customer, sales and revenue growth across the US, UK, Australia and NZ. I love the variety that comes with a high-growth company and I thrive in collaborative environments where I can work alongside passionate, creative, and driven teammates to solve meaningful problems to change people’s lives for the better. Outside of work, you’ll either find me at a dog park with my family’s border collie, taking the opportunity to escape into a good book, or spending quality time with my friends and family (red wine in hand)! Check out my LinkedIn.

About you

  • You have experience drafting and negotiating technology and commercial agreements (expertise in privacy and intellectual property would be an advantage)
  • You have experience in crafting and adapting commercial negotiation strategies to achieve business objectives
  • You have a strong appreciation of the priorities, opportunities and challenges of a high growth SaaS company, acting as business partner to the wider company (not just a legal service provider)
  • You have a strong understanding of privacy fundamentals, including privacy legislation across NZ, Australia, US, UK and Canada
  • You have a keen interest to operate at the intersection of new emerging technologies and law, particularly privacy developments
  • You are a self-starter comfortable working independently and proactively but with demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines
  • You have experience in providing advice on new product features and functionality.
  • You enjoy legal research and writing thought-leadership articles about new legal developments and applications
  • You enjoy educating and coaching others to support building legal and commercial acumen across teams

** However, even if you do not meet the above criteria, but have a strong interest in contract and commercial negotiations, want to work within a tech company, and have a passion for helping keep our communities safe, we encourage you to apply. **

We are looking for people who demonstrate a strong alignment to our Guiding Principles (you can find these on our Careers Page).

With diversity and inclusion at the forefront of Auror’s guiding principles, we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness at Auror, regardless of, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, family status, religion, ethnicity, national origin, physical disability, veteran status, or age.


  • Competitive base salary: Depending on the level of experience - IC4/IC5 ($120,000-$170,000NZD)
  • Employee share scheme: You’ll own part of a company making a real difference!
  • Flexibility: We are hard-working and outcome focused, but recognise there is more to life than work. We promote a healthy work/life blend.
  • Shorter work weeks (at full pay): Everyone gets Friday afternoons off, so you can start your weekend early, and do more of whatever it is that makes you happy.
  • Focus on mental and physical health: We understand how vital our health is and have policies to support your wellness, including: Wellness Days, and up to three expert sessions paid for every year.
  • Family-friendly: We offer comprehensive parental leave and benefits for primary and non-primary caregivers, including a baby bonus and meals delivered to your door.
  • Personal growth: We support our team to participate in courses, conferences, or events that will help them develop their skills.
  • Team love: We have regular team lunches and social events where most (if not all) activities are during work hours.

Next steps:

If you’re excited about our mission and you have experience and a passion for this role, please apply here.

We’re proud that Auror is a place where everyone can learn and grow. So if you’re not sure that you tick all the boxes but feel you’re close to what we’re looking for, please apply anyway as we’d love to hear from you!

Once you apply, you’ll hear from us to acknowledge your application. If you have questions about any of the above, or if you have any accessibility requirements, we’ll be able to help you from there.

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