1+ months

Corporate Counsel - EMEAR Service Provider France

Cisco Systems Inc.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France 92130

Always wanted to be part of a global smart legal team continuously enabling technological innovation?

What You Will Do

We are looking for a committed, creative, entrepreneurial Legal Counsel to join us as a trusted legal advisor supporting Cisco's Global Service Provider business in France.

Your Role and Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing transactional legal support to the French Service Provider teams, including drafting and negotiating agreements (e.g. RFP/RFI/RFQ responses, sales agreements, pricing letters, non-disclosure agreements, software licensing, cloud agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, IP and DP agreements, services agreements and dispute settlements) in line with Ciscos business strategy, policies and practices;
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to senior sales management and other supporting functions.
  • Analysing and helping to resolve business and legal issues through clear, practical legal guidance;
  • Leading, coordinating and finalizing sales contract negotiations;
  • Consistently applying Cisco legal and business policies and practices to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance;
  • Identifying and managing the flow of key information both up the management chain as well as across the business clients;
  • Leading our efforts towards optimized processes;
  • Engaging in global, cross-functional projects working on key continuous process improvement initiatives across Legal Sales and Marketing; and
  • Developing and delivering presentations/legal training.

Who You Are

Your Minimum Qualifications we look for:

  • at least 7 years of broad commercial and corporate experience obtained at a top law firm practice and ideally in a multinational in-house legal department.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and French are essential. Fluency in other European languages will be considered a plus; and
  • Willingness to travel as required by the business.

Your Professional Experience:

  • Supporting a multi-jurisdictional region in Europe;
  • Detailed knowledge and experience with commercial, contract and technology law issues including intellectual property, software licensing, cloud, software-as-a-service, data protection and security, export-import regulations and complex negotiations;
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and draft complex agreements to a specific goal with little supervision.
  • Understanding of and experience applying revenue recognition and other financial principles common to a US-based publicly traded company is a plus;
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment and pursue common goals.
  • Commitment to deliver exceptional customer service to internal clients and external customers, including anticipating and responding to customer/client requirements and consistently meet commitments and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a change agent and readily embrace new and innovative approaches.
  • Experience in contracting with major service providers in one or more jurisdictions;
  • Experience handling competition and antitrust legal issues;
  • Experience with technology product sales go-to-market models, distribution agreements, resale agreements, and services sales;
  • Significant experience negotiating business transactions, including complex business transactions.
  • Knowledge of managed services, cloud, and outsourcing-type arrangements.

Your General Skills:

  • Excellent drafting skills across a broad range of issues and contracts including an eagle eye for detail and a creative mindset;
  • Commitment to managing and finalizing dynamic and complex sales agreements against demanding deadlines and processes;
  • Being an enabler with a can-do, pro-active, and flexible attitude guided by sound judgement;
  • Being a communicative leader focused on building and fostering overall strong business relationships with exceptional executive presence;
  • Ability to concisely and persuasively express and convey ideas both in writing and orally;
  • Being a global team player;
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret basic financial reporting;
  • Well-developed organizational skills for smooth simultaneous management of multiple projects;
  • Ability to operate efficiently in a highly-automated environment heavily dependent on e-enabled tools and communications systems; and
  • Having an open, ethical mind and sense of humor ?

Your Personal Skills:

  • Adaptability. You are comfortable working in a dynamic environment and demonstrate the ability to optimal handle frequent changes in priorities, deadlines, and workload.
  • Communication and Influence. You have strong communication skills, including the ability to expertly and concisely communicate (in writing and verbally) complex legal and business issues with senior staff both inside and outside the company.
  • Continuous Learning. You have a natural curiosity and hunger to learn and to apply that learning to specific tasks to improve your work and the work of others around you.
  • Ability to Positively Disrupt. You wont suffer in silence in the face of outdated methodologies, broken processes or inefficient ways of doing things. Instead, you are a change agent who can clearly articulate these issues and their repercussions in a constructive manner and take full ownership of identifying and implementing better, more innovative ways of doing things.
  • Critical Thinking. You have a track record of conducting a careful and thoughtful analysis of complex legal and business agreements and the ability to weigh and articulate the risk and reward of various scenarios in a business-friendly manner.
  • Organizational Abilities. You have well-developed organizational and prioritization abilities allowing for the smooth and simultaneous management of multiple projects with complex and demanding deadlines.
  • What a. You are a relationship builder. Whether its building relationships with customers, clients, support team members, suppliers, or partners, you demonstrate an ability to build credibility, advocate, influence and become a trusted adviser to help achieve the goals of Cisco and our customers. You approach your work with a healthy dose of customer centricity appropriate to the situation, meaning you remember to always keep a pragmatic focus on what helps Cisco best address the needs of our Service Provider customers

The Team you will join:

The EMEAR Legal team is a dynamic, international, smart and friendly team that combines a collaborative environment with the diverse projects and innovative technology of a global corporation. Cisco legal managers are open-minded and experienced they support independent, flexible work practices. The EMEAR Legal team promotes cultural differences and personal development based on trust and high ethical standards.

The Cisco EMEAR Legal team highly emphasizes teamwork and supports cross-functional activities and interests allowing for both professional and personal growth. Cisco also gives its employees the unique opportunity to participate in Giving Back projects contributing to Ciscos well-respected ethics of true sharing and caring. Your dedication matters!

The business clients trust the EMEAR Legal team to act as agents for positive change and to conduct business with transparency and integrity.

The Company we are:

Cisco has been named number one in the Worlds Best Workplaces list by Great Place to Work for 2019 and 2020.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 


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Posted: 2021-01-15 Expires: 2021-03-17

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