Roles and Responsibilities
job Responsibilities will include the following:
Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, finalising and advising on global procurement contracts (for EY and its global network member firms) and shall include:
o IT contracts for multiple EY divisions and variety of technologies (such as AI, robotics, analytics), including:
o Software License contracts, Hosted software/hosted services agreements;
o IT Services agreements; Software support agreements; SLAs
o May also be required to handle Client Contracts (Engagement Agreement, Teaming Agreement, Sub-Contract Agreement, RFPs, Managed Services Agreement).
Candidate who have good knowledge of negotiating technology contracts plus hands-on experience in complex transactions, preferably from an in-house team of an IT company
Providing business and legal advice and guidance to stakeholders and end users regarding potential issues stemming from new and existing contracts.
Working with internal stakeholders to develop strategies to address issues identified.
Communicating progress, challenges, risks and benefits to appropriate management levels and affected user groups and other members of the GCO in the affected jurisdictions.
Understanding practice and business goals and how they impact the types of products and services procured.
Coordinating with cross functional teams (tax, data privacy, information security) as part of the contract finalisation process.
Ensuring that accurate and sufficient contractual documentation is developed to effectively document procurement transactions and to protect EY’s interests.
Understanding the EY policies that are relevant to procurement transactions and how contract drafting, negotiation and execution are impacted by those policies (Independence, Procurement, Data Privacy, etc.).
Ensuring that all contractual documents developed are compliant with EY policies.
Managing team’s workflow and propose process improvements, automations and efficiencies.
Maintaining an understanding of the impact of changes in EY policies, organizational structure, and procedures.
Skills and attributes for success:
Demonstrate unquestionably high standard of ethics, integrity, and values
Be able to manage stakeholder expectations in a high-pressure, changing environment while maintaining a calm, professional working style
Possess excellent leadership skills including the ability to inspire and motivate others by recognizing outstanding performers
Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, including creativity and innovative thinking
Possess excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English, strong interpersonal and presentation skills interacting with senior stakeholders
Be able to summarize complex, technical concepts into communications that can be understood by the team and other stakeholders
Feel comfortable and confident in a challenging global environment (face-to-face and virtual), and be sensitive to cross-cultural differences and current international events
Demonstrate flexible teaming skills (both face to face and in a virtual setting), e.g., be able to translate guidelines from leadership into well-structured, practical and clear instructions for others
Bring innovation to improve processes and work products and have the ability to learn/adapt quickly when required.
Excellent negotiations skills - It would also be preferable if the candidates had at least some experience negotiating with the “big box” vendors (IBM, MSFT, SAP, etc);
Ability to assess size, scope and overall risk of contemplated transactions and to tailor contracts accordingly;
Solutions – oriented with relentless focus on world class execution of projects and tasks;
Strong service-oriented personality, proficient at delivering the highest quality of work within deadlines;
High levels of personal energy and appetite for work and success.
Manage a team of legal counsels
Drive implementation of initiatives within team to enhance team competency continuously
Monitor utilization and skills development to meet the needs of internal stakeholders;
Helping team members with their queries and identify training gaps and coach team members
Work Assignment and allocation
Counsel and mentor team members; conduct one on one meetings, plan leave and attendance
Assisting in managing the hiring pipeline
Internal Client Management:
- Contribute to the preparation of stakeholder presentations, where necessary
- Unquestioned ethics and integrity.
- High level of self-confidence and energy.
- High level of intellectual agility, initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, and patience.
- Pragmatic with strong business acumen.
- Mature individual with good judgement.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Law Graduate with minimum of 10 years of relevant post-qualification experience (at least last 5 years in a people management role).
- Hands on experience in negotiating and finalising technology contracts.
- Excellent knowledge of privacy and data protection (GDPR/CCPA)
- Well-developed analytical, interpersonal, and communication (both verbal and written) skills in English.
Responsible for meeting agreed Service LevelAgreements (SLAs)
Actively manage the stakeholder expectation through a robust account management framework
Responsible for development of internal guidelines, toolkits on various legal and business issues.
Assisting in expanding the RMS-GDS-GCO team to additional service lines
Assisting in driving various larger team initiatives
Other Personal Characteristics:
Experience and qualifications
What you can look for
- A Team of highly qualified legal professionals with energy and enthusiasm to learn new things in this fast-moving environment.
- An opportunity to be a part of a global company and interact with attorneys and business team across the globe.
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Functional Area:Legal & Regulatory
Role Category:Legal Operations
Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent
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