1+ months

Legal Counsel - Service Providers - Germany

Cisco Systems Inc.
Eschborn, Hessen 65760

What You'll Do 

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

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

Your Role and Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and negotiating agreements (eg. sales agreements, pricing letters, non-disclosure agreements, software licensing, cloud agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, IP and DP agreements and services agreements) in line with Ciscos business strategy, policies and practices
  • Structuring sales transactions/agreements following legal risk assessment
  • Leading, coordinating and finalizing sales contract negotiations
  • Responding to complex RFP/RFI/RFQs
  • 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 cross-functional projects as a legal subject-matter expert
  • Developing and delivering presentations/legal training

Who You'll Work With

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. 

Who You Are

Your Minimum Qualifications we look for:

  • 7+ years of commercial and corporate law experience obtained at a top law firm, or multinational legal department
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and German are essential, fluency in other languages will be considered a plus
  • Willingness to travel as required by the business

Your Professional Experience: 

  • Supporting a multi-jurisdictional region in EMEAR
  • Detailed understanding of and experience with technology contract issues including intellectual property, software licensing, cloud agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, data protection and security, export-import regulations and complex negotiations
  • Experience in contracting with public/state-run entities, and major service providers in one or more jurisdictions
  • Experience handling competition and antitrust legal issues 
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with technology product sales go-to-market models, distribution agreements, resale agreements, and services sales
  • Knowledge of/Experience with managed services, cloud, and outsourcing-type arrangements would be a plus
  • Knowledge of lease, loan and other technology asset financing (particularly within a financing captive) would be a plus. 

Your General Skills: 

  • You have excellent drafting skills including an eagle-eye for detail and a creative outlook
  • You are committed to managing and finalizing dynamic and complex sales agreements against demanding deadlines and processes
  • You are an enabler with a can-do", dedicated, and flexible attitude guided by sound judgement
  • You are able and willing to develop, own, and execute department specific and cross-functional initiatives
  • You are a communicative leader focused on building and developing overall strong business relationships
  • You are a mentor with strong people-management skills and the ability to support and coach team members
  • You are able to concisely and persuasively express and convey ideas both in writing and orally
  • You are a global teammate and know how to apply a global-mindset to your work
  • You are able to read, understand and interpret basic financial reporting
  • You have a good knowledge of revenue recognition policies and requirements
  • You bring well-developed organizational skills for smooth simultaneous management of multiple projects
  • You are able to operate efficiently in a highly-automated environment heavily dependent on e-enabled tools and communications systems
  • You have an open, ethical mind and a sense of humor 

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our true edge comes from our people. 

  • We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

Cisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis.


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Posted: 2019-05-16 Expires: 2019-12-20

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