Legal Counsel, Legal COE (m/f/d)
Posted on Nov 22, 2019 by Lenovo (Deutschland) GmbH
Position Title: Hybrid Consumer Sales Representative (m/f/d)
Location: DEU - Stuttgart
Functional Area: WW Legal
Facility: Branch Office
Relocation Provided: No
Education Required: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Experience Required: 3-5 years
Travel Percentage: Not required
Lenovo is a workplace where people's talents can accelerate, their efforts are recognized and rewarded. We are working to build a company of people who represent a wealth of cultures and experiences. Lenovo is a leader in providing innovative solutions for commercial and consumer market. Our innovative high-quality PCs & Smart Devices, Data Centers, Mobile and Smart office products are designed and built with the Customer in mind. And it's our people who make this all happen. We are thinkers, risk-takers, and problem solvers. We believe different is better and our strength lies in this diversity. Join us and together let's shape the world of tomorrow.
Lenovo is seeking a Legal Counsel for its Legal Center of Excellence ("Legal COE"), reporting to the Senior Legal COE Manager. The successful candidate will be providing legal support for commercial transactions with the application of project management, process innovation, technology and tools to the delivery of legal work in a way that drives both improved risk-mitigation and improved efficiency.
Position responsibilities include contract creation, negotiation, and review, providing advice and counsel on legal, compliance and business transactions, including risk analysis and reward, and presenting options and opportunities.
The position will collaborate with internal and outside counsel, technology experts, marketing and sales teams, product developers as well as with Lenovo's customers and suppliers as needed. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of legal experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of agreements, particularly within a technology company. Experience with Government procurement is also strongly desired. Strong communication and presentation skills will be necessary to explain complex matters to business partners in a manner that is readily understandable in order to ensure wellinformed business decisions.
You will be responsible for:
- Negotiating a high volume of complex technology, sales and partnering agreements, vendor and supplier agreements, and a variety of other commercial contracts including confidentiality agreements, license agreements, data processing agreements, professional services agreements, assignments and amendments
- Develop and implement legal efficiencies to support business teams and improve contract processes and operations
- Improve and create contract templates and playbooks
- Work closely with clients and the legal team on strategic initiatives in support of all business units
- Provide proactive advice regarding business and legal issues and risks
- JD or LLM and admission to practice
- 3+ years of drafting and negotiation experience in a fast-paced environment, preferably focused on technology transactions
- Demonstraed effective interpersonal interaction in a highly customer-satisfaction focused environment
- Developed critical thinking and proactive problem-solving skills, with a willingness to get into the details of complex problems and drive creative solutions
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills in German and English language is mandatory
- Detail-oriented, with outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple transactions and projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
- Demonstrated exceptional judgment, integrity and ability to give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
- A strong team player who can work well with colleagues in all functional groups
- Committed to his/her personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with constructive action
- Attractive working environment
- Working in a dynamic team in an exciting market environment
- Fair and attractive remuneration