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Counsel, Corporate Legal - Global Procurement
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Counsel, Corporate Legal - Global Procurement Duties: Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a wide range of vendor agreements, with a strong focus on marketing/advertising agreements, consulting/professional services agreements, and IT agreements; Advising on IT contracting and associated legal issues related to licensing metrics, software audits, open source software, data privacy and security, including cross-border transfers of data; Advising and ensuring that internal clients receive sound, practical and timely legal advice on a wide variety of legal matters related to procurement of products and services in connection with a business that markets to health care professionals, retailers, and consumers; Resolving legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise, including pre-litigation dispute resolution and settlements; Assisting in the creation of new template agreements and playbooks to support efficient contracting processes within the Legal Division and for Global Procurement; Conducting training to Global Procurement and Legal Division attorneys and paralegals on key purchasing and contracting negotiation points and legal topics; Developing knowledge of's businesses, products and client areas supported; Maintaining familiarity with laws that affect client areas to issue spot and provide basic counseling, including those relevant to data privacy/security; Representing externally to suppliers and customers; and Helping select and/or directing the work of outside counsel, defining project objectives, managing project, and monitoring outside counsel operates within budget.

Qualifications: Must possess a JD Degree from an accredited law school, demonstrate a strong academic background, be admitted to a US state bar and in good standing, and have, or be able to obtain, licensure to practice law in Illinois. 4+ years of experience practicing corporate/commercial law in a large law firm. In-house experience at major corporation, health care industry experience, and prior privacy or cybersecurity experience are a plus. Strong interest in new and emerging technology solutions and applications, and their impact on intellectual property and commercial law. Demonstrated expertise in providing legal counsel on contract negotiation for procurement matters. Must have ability to handle multiple projects in fast-paced environment and exercise sound commercial and legal judgment. Must be able to independently handle complex matters with minimal supervision, and to understand which issues to elevate to senior management and appropriate timing for doing so. In addition to top-notch legal skills and a strong ethical center, must have excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication and organizational skills.
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