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Supply Chain Sourcing: Legal Counsel – IT & Telecom

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:15:36 PM
  • 2869612
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Global Law & Policy
Location(s): United States; Ohio; Cincinnati


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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:
This role, a US-based member of GE Global Operations Supply Chain indirect sourcing and property Legal team, is responsible for indirect supply chain services’ agreements with a primary focus on IT & Telecom contracting (license agreements, SaaS agreements, technology-related hardware agreements, IT, Telecom related services agreements). drafting and negotiation

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supply Chain commercial agreements, mainly IT and telecom contracting (license agreements, SaaS agreements, all types of cloud, open source, technology-related hardware agreements, technology-related services agreements, telecom, serving in alignment with Global Operations and the GE global businesses and the GE functions (such as finance, marketing, business development, HR, IT, compliance, legal and security (data and physical
  • Effectively support cross-functional teams through the RFI, RFP and other applicable IT & sourcing processes: including requirements definition, bid/negotiations, contract documentation and integration, ensuring appropriate approvals are obtained at each tollgate.
  • digitization
  • support negotiation with suppliers – including statements of work




Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Law degree from accredited law school and at least 3 years of legal experience handling commercial and contract matters . Significant IT and technology experience is required
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and command of commercial law, particularly in the US and global marketplace, with a minimum of five years’ practice in a US state preferably in either a law firm or in a responsible in-house position
  • Must be a member in good standing of one or more State bar or the DC bar and where required, in house counsel registration
  • Demonstrated experience and strength with contract drafting and negotiation
  • Highly effective team player who can implement a shared vision, energize others, challenge the status quo and drive change within the organizations
  • Strong process experience & orientation – organized and results-oriented
  • Experience supporting materials and other direct sourcing will also be considered


Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong process experience & orientation – organized and results-oriented
  • previous work experience in technology and sourcing transactions (e.g. software development, outsourcing and licensing (including open source)) and in supporting indirect sourcing or commercial sales functions on US platforms
  • prior experience with privacy/data protection, marketing, commercial and competition laws applied in a sourcing context, web-based content/licensing, partnering and/or distribution
  • Must have self-confidence to be able to work in a fast-paced transactional environment
  • Strong customer service and global mindset with the ability to enhance internal/external customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and communication skills’




Locations: United States; Ohio; Cincinnati

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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