Procurement Counsel (R5147)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are hiring a Procurement Attorney to join our legal team in this dynamic, open, fast-growing, and truly globally distributed company. We Elasticians are engaging, transparent, and empathetic and our legal professionals are team oriented, growth-minded  and motivated to do their best work. This is primarily a work-from-home position. The ideal candidate can be located anywhere and will support a global workforce, working in particular with the procurement and sourcing teams based in India and the Americas.

What you will be doing:

In the support of our global procurement and sourcing teams, you will lead this function and:

  • Negotiate, structure, and close a wide variety of commercial contracts.
  • Create and implement enablement programs and playbooks.
  • Develop and recommend improvements for standard contractual documents, templates and clause libraries.
  • Collaborate with subject matter authorities to resolve sophisticated contract issues.

What you bring along:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in the drafting and negotiation of technology and other procurement contracts.
  • Experience working in house at high growth companies is a plus. Excellent judgment and risk assessment.
  • You enjoy a highly collaborative team environment,  while independently running your own time in a fast-paced environment, and can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility, grit, and humor.

Moreover, you have/are:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A self-starting, proactive, adaptable person who can, with poise and perseverance, prioritize and balance projects and recalibrate advice in view of shifting priorities.
  • A willingness to learn new technology, such as contract management systems and procurement tools.
  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a distributed but connected environment.
  • Openness to limited travel where needed.
  • A license to practice law where you live.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $128,100 and $176,200, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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