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Legal Integration Manager

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/10/2016 8:21:15 PM
  • 2770848
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Digital Global Law & Policy
Location(s): United States ; California; San Ramon


About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

The Legal Integration Manager will become the M&A integration expert in GE Digital for the function. The person in this position will be responsible for supporting and overseeing the coordination of all legal activities and milestones for M&A integrations executed by GE Digital.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

  • Lead the planning and execution of internal integration activities for the legal function; Coach the legal integration team members on the development and execution of integration plans
  • Support cross-functional integration teams on matter requiring legal support; Identify legal needs and engage internal and external subject matter legal experts as required to mitigate or remediate risks and achieve defined integration milestones
  • Lead pre-integration planning for successful performance, identify potential integration issues and opportunities, make recommendations for solutions and drive consensus agreement.
  • Work closely with the Business General Counsel and other Legal Staff members to ensure all GE requirements are met
  • Contribute to development of an integration toolkit comprising comprehensive and effective tools, templates, processes, integration portals and management reports that facilitate ongoing and future acquisitions
  • Continually review the deal process for legal integration implications; Maintain a working knowledge of current and proposed GE Digital best practices and compliance policies, emerging issues and compelling events to determine how to evolve the integration process
  • Build a strong network across all stakeholders of the GE Digital organization: enabling functions, commercial, technology teams, etc.; Act as cross-functional interface between integration team, functional leaders, and external parties.
  • As required, partner with the Business Development team to provide legal integration insights during the due diligence process
  • Train integration teams as needed on legal integration planning and tools
  • Manage, track, and communicate integration project tasks, status, and risks to stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Develop strong understanding of core GE Digital business and the acquired businesses and propose practical steps to bring them together
  • Must be able to come up with creative and practical solutions to meet both business and legal needs

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualification

  • A law degree from an accredited US Law School
  • Admission to at least one state bar or the D.C. bar
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience of practice in legal fields, including areas of development, use, commercialization and/or sale of software and technology solutions

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Travel as required; Based out of San Ramon, CA or other key GE Digital U.S. location.

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    Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in acquisition integration in a legal workstream of a large complex multi-national company
  • In-house legal experience focused on software sales or product development a plus
  • Understanding of the existing Internet of Things (IoT) landscape, ecosystem and enterprise software market opportunities is a strong plus
  • Knowledge or experience with technology transactions a strong plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven track record of building strong relationships and establishing credibility both externally and internally across functions
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
  • Proven organizational and project management skills; ability to multi-task and work on several assignments concurrently; detail oriented
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented, able to work both autonomously and effectively as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and interact confidently with experienced attorneys and executives
  • Broadly conversant with issues in corporate law, data privacy, compliance, labor & employment, and intellectual property, with strong issue-spotting skills.
  • Strong business acumen with practical mindset
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change
  • Empathetic and good listener

    Locations: United States ; California; San Ramon

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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