Senior Corporate Legal Counsel

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Bordeaux, France ()


BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Job Description

Back Market is the #1 marketplace for refurbished electronic devices in Europe and in the US, leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste. We are proud to sabotage ‘new’ by connecting highly certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and an ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.  

Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised over 434M€ already! We have the objective of reaching 650 Back Makers (or Saboteurs) by the end of 2021! 

We are thrilled to have an inclusive, fulfilling and caring work environment in all our offices (Paris, Bordeaux, New-York, Prague, Berlin and Tokyo). This is an opportunity for you to join a talented, humble and passionate team at the heart of innovation. 

Be a part of the movement. Join the refurb revolution.


  • Preparation of materials for the companies’ Board meetings as well as the shareholders meetings
  • Legal management of a company’s portfolio in France and abroad  including the follow-up and opening of subsidiaries (US, Japan, HK, UK, Korea, Spain, Germany, Canada and more to come)
  • Working on all corporate finance activities including drafting/reviewing of main agreements like Investments agreements, shareholders’ agreements, refinancing, intra group agreements, fundraising etc. 
  • Legal structuration and administration of the various equity schemes (BSPCE, OSA)
  • Draft and review of annual reports 
  • Manage relationships with key external lawyers and service providers.
  • You will also Partner closely with the finance, payment and accounting teams to secure  their projects and contracts and to handle sellers' debt recovery. Finally, you will manage the group insurance portfolio.


  • Master’s Degree in Corporate law
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant post-qualification legal experience including at an international law firm or prior in-house experience (experience in a scale-up would be a great advantage)
  • Fluent in both French and English. A third language would be appreciated. 
  • Highly organized, motivated, rigorous and detail oriented, and have a sense of urgency and an ability to prioritize tasks
  • Energetic and eager to learn, you have a strong interest in the online and e-commerce industry and are not afraid of working in a demanding hyper growth environment
  • Fantastic and reliable team player with a strong sense of accountability and ownership. ability to partner with multiple stakeholders to understand different perspectives to enable trade-offs and decisions, where excellent both legal and business judgment is key.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills with ability to synthesize recommendations
  • Passionate about building the right infrastructure and finding the right solution
  • Capacity to project into Back Market’s future. 

  • Interview with Justine, Senior Legal Counsel 
  • Business case
  • Interview and Business case review with Caroline, Legal Director 
  • Interview with Clément, our CFO
  • Interview with Thibaud, our CEO

    - A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

    - An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

    - Be in an environment where you can make a difference: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

    - Grow your career with a flexible career path, Back Market can help you evolve!

    - A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and in Asia!

    - We embrace work life balance which includes flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. 

    - A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.  

    Back Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Additional Information

    • Contract Type: Full-Time
    • Location: Bordeaux, France ()
    • Experience: > 5 years