Senior Counsel Procurement

Our client is a leading telecommunication and digital services provider which serves 50 million customers and employs over 12,000 people around the world. They are currently looking for a Senior Counsel to be a member of the global legal
department and will report to the VP Legal (Latin America). This position is responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating various business-related agreements and will provide general legal advice on a variety of matters to the Procurement team.

Qualifications / Requirements

You are open-minded, passionate and the way you work energizes others. You are committed to the timely delivery of a job well done. You behave with integrity and transparency.

  • Detail-oriented.
  • Superior contract drafting and negotiation skills with the ability to quickly understand business objectives of an agreement, identify related issues and facilitate risk/benefits analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate legal issues to clients in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and decision-making skills, with the ability to work independently and handle multiple projects efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Goal-oriented team player.
  • Conduct work with integrity and responsibility

Responsibilities

  • Providing legal support to the Procurement team.
  • Strong focus on contracting (identifying and resolving legal issues), including drafting and negotiation support.
  • Support development of business capability through delivery of training to Procurement team, and varied stakeholder audiences as necessary, including on:
    Contracting (legal and negotiation issues);

    • Company’s policies and procedures, and governance requirements.
    • Support claims management and dispute resolution as required.
  • Underpinning strong legal and business governance, ensuring escalation of issues and supporting internal approval processes for contracts and supply strategies.
  • Support local/regional Procurement team in the implementation of procurement policies and procedures (aligning with central team as necessary), and delivering process analysis and improvement over time.
  • Engage and work closely with the LATAM country legal teams to collaborate.

Education / Training

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
  • BAR membership required (Florida BAR preferred).
  • 7 +  years of relevant experience at a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal
    department, with strong corporate generalist and commercial skills and experience handling international transactions and commercial contracts in English and Spanish.
  • Must be fully bilingual (written and spoken Spanish/English)

Background

  • Technology, telecom and/or media experience a plus.
  • Procurement/supply chain experience a strong plus.