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Senior Legal Counsel - Business Law job in Amsterdam

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Job Ref:  016875
Employer:  Hitachi
Country:  Netherlands
City:  Amsterdam
13/10/2016 00:08
Role Profile: Legal Counsel (Part-Time)

About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd and is one of the top three storage vendors in the world. Our customers include more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100 companies in various sectors including Banking and Finance, Education, Government and Healthcare. We have sales in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems employs more than 4,100 employees.

The HDS Vision is clear and compelling, Data drives our world and information is the new currency. Send it. Receive it. Use it. Information has become our most valuable asset. The challenge for global businesses lies in making it both available and secure. We don't just sell storage we provide customers with solutions to make their businesses better. Our solutions have the power to enhance and change lives.

How is HDS different? HDS offers best in class information technologies that reduce IT costs and increase agility. HDS is the leader in storage virtualization and in the only company to offer a common virtualized platform for all data and information. As a result our customers can reduce operational costs, increase storage asset utilization and efficiency, increase the speed and agility of IT to support and grow the business and leverage existing investments longer for improved return on investment.

HDS solutions help organizations transform raw data into valuable information by delivering on a vision that IT must be, Virtualised, Automated, Cloud-ready, and Sustainable. Virtualisation : HDS delivers the best storage and information infrastructure to create and support virtualized IT environments. Automation : HDS enables your business to deliver new applications and business systems to deliver new applications and business systems into production faster and with less cost through automating time-consuming operations. Cloud-readiness : HDS solutions are built to enable you to adopt or evolve to cloud computing models or IT-as-a-service at your own pace with minimal risk. Sustainability : HDS is a recognized innovator in building sustainable facilities and products.

Do you want to make an impact in a continually evolving company? Are you passionate about helping customers improve their businesses? Do you want to develop your career? Then consider a career in HDS.

Role Title: Legal Counsel (Part-Time)

Reporting to: Regional Senior Manager Legal Counsel

Direct Reports: None

Role Purpose:
Based at the Hitachi Data Systems company located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the successful candidate will have responsibility for legal support in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The ideal candidate will be a qualified lawyer with around three/four years post-qualification experience, who will be primary responsible for providing legal support for the transactional and compliance requirements of the HDS sales business organizations in The Netherlands and Belgium . Fluency in Dutch and English languages is required and, additionally, fluency in French and German languages would be preferred.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing transaction support for direct and indirect sales, working as an integrated and essential part of the business teams within the company's legal entities located in The Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Assisting the legal team in EMEA-wide legal initiatives including supporting corporate functions such as marketing, Human Ressources and liaising with the global legal team on cross-jurisdictional projects, compliance and export matters.
  • Involvement in the project management of roll-out and localization of EMEA-wide legal infrastructure (e.g. template contracts, drafting databases, training and playbooks) based on key business strategies of the above groups by the sales-supporting lawyers in the various EMEA countries

Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • This is a part-time role.
  • Transactional experience (preferably in-house), in information technology (hardware, software, services including professional services).
  • Strong contracts background - practical experience in services supply contracts, IT contracting, distribution and other partner contracts and product leasing.
  • Strong understanding of software licensing/technology transfer and working knowledge of European intellectual property and competition laws.
  • Some exposure to international trade aspects of product and services distribution (e.g. export compliance) SOX and anti-bribery/corruption laws (e.g. FCPA).
  • Experience working with a global company or a major regional division of a global company.
  • Proven success in providing legal support to field organizations in sales and/or technical areas.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage several projects with simultaneous deadlines and to manage workload prioritization effectively.
  • Ability to foster good relationships within the business and with the broader global legal team.
  • Trustworthy and high integrity. Ability to render duties with understanding of, and to articulate HDS' products, strategies, policies and an awareness of relevant industry and legal benchmarks.
  • Strong general 'legal skills', such as document drafting, advice preparation, client liaison, negotiation abilities and file management.
  • Understands the implications of legal judgments on HDS' business objectives and the trade-offs between business objectives and evaluating legal risks.
  • Analytical reasoning, creativity, conceptual ability, critical thinking and judgment.
  • Dutch and English languages are required, practical knowledge in French and German languages would be preferred.

Key Competencies
  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Making
  • Relationship Management
  • Managing for Results
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