General Information

Req #
WD00015552
Career area:
Legal
Country/Region:
France
State:
Hauts-de-Seine
City:
Rueil-Malmaison
Additional locations:
BE - Brussels
Date:
Monday, November 8, 2021
Working time:
Full-time

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. And we go big. No, not big—huge. 

We’re a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements


Lenovo is hiring a Lead Senior Counsel and in this position you will lead our Contracts Team for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), handling primarily sales, marketing and general procurement contracts for all lines of Lenovo’s business (PC, Phone, Server and Services). Communicating effectively about legal and business matters, providing good risk/benefit analysis and guidance to internal stakeholders are key skills to be leveraged when supporting complex agreements including: Sales and Services Agreements (including DaaS, SaaS and others), Bids and RFPs, Purchase, subcontracting, licensing, reseller and channel agreements, NDAs, and SOWs. Experience with Public Sector contracting is mandatory.



The position is expected to play a key role in the development and deployment of contract management capabilities for Lenovo, including supporting the adoption of a new Contract Lifecycle Management technology solution and the applicable workflows and key performance indicators. The Lead Senior Counsel will also be responsible for developing and maintaining multiple contract templates, playbooks, document retention policies, as well as training and contributing with the development of self-help solutions to end-users.


The position will collaborate with internal and outside counsel, technology experts, marketing and sales leads, product developers as well as with Lenovo’s customers and suppliers as needed.  The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of legal experience (may be concurrent with leading a team) in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of agreements, particularly within a technology company.  The role will also need to demonstrate an ability to thrive in a large, global company while coordinating the efforts of a large cross-functional group of internal stakeholders.   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 well-informed business decisions.


Our ideal candidate has the following skill sets and characteristics:

  • Team Management
    • 5+ years of experience leading and managing a team
    • Implementing and following standard operating procedures for the key processes driven by the area
    • Ability to assign and oversee work streams through analysis of a team’s skill and experience
    • Strong coaching skills
    • Experience managing people in remote locations
  • Client Relationship Development/Management
    • Proven track record in building strong, trust-based relationships with diverse client groups
    • Ability to interface with customers and members of large organizations
    • Comfort around running Steering Groups and reporting on performance to clients
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
    • J.D. from an accredited law school and license to practice in at least 1 EMEA jurisdiction
    • 10+ years of legal experience (may be concurrent with leading a team) in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of agreements, particularly within the technology industry, including some familiarity with Governmental procurement
    • Experience reviewing and analyzing businesses while developing and communicating creative solutions and mitigation strategies for key negotiation points
  • Drive for Continuous Improvement
    • Quick to identify and resolve issues in collaboration with client and team members
    • Proficiency in utilizing contract management technology for client/company reporting, workflow management, and team performance metrics
    • Possesses an appetite for innovation, driving efficiencies by developing playbooks, templates, etc.
    • Experience in change management as a result of implementation of company-wide policies and procedures
  • Collaborative Spirit
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with different internal groups/functions
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with all levels of an organization to provide excellent client service

Location:

  • France/ Belgium ; must be French and English speaking

What we will offer you:
  • An open and stimulating environment within one of the most forward-thinking IT companies 
  • An opportunity to be part of growing a new division from the ground up 
  • Flat structures and fast decision-making processes
  • Opportunity for real creativity and ownership 
  • A modern and flexible way of working to combine personal and professional life 
  • An international team with a high focus on diversity 
  • Attractive compensation package 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.