Supplier Lawyer – Procurement & Technology *

Summary of Role **This role is a Hybrid role working from home and the London or Ipswich office** We are looking for a lawyer based in the UK to advise on supplier contracting and technology matters. The successful candidate must have the ability to quickly identify, understand and advise on a wide range of legal issues. The candidate must have experience of technology and software licensing. The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing and negotiating third-party vendor contracts, advising on corporate technology projects, and working with business and legal colleagues on matters involving our suppliers. The successful candidate must have excellent stakeholder management skills, understand how to use a commercial and risk-based approach while also protecting the Company. This role will report to the General Counsel, Operations, Technology and Transformation and work closely with the Interim Lead Counsel for Procurement & Technology, based in the US. The role will be involved in the triage process in evaluating and prioritising work from the Procurement team. The role will also participate building the ways of working between Procurement and Legal. The Role  Serving as a business partner to the Procurement and Technology teams. Triaging incoming work from Procurement and Technology teams to Legal and assigning work to the appropriate resource. Reviewing all manner of supplier agreements – from facilities services, to technology licenses, software as a service agreements and professional services such as consulting. Supporting line of business colleagues and lawyers with supplier and technology contracting. Acting as a point of expertise on technology contracting for the company – with the supplier and technology lawyers. Monitoring and updating supplier contract templates, playbooks and guidance notes. Providing training on these areas to legal and business colleagues. Responsibility for continual compliance, ensuring internal client procedures and processes are never abandoned while providing ongoing improvement. Liaising with and coordinating support from the appropriate Office of the General Counsel colleagues to manage or resolve legal, regulatory risks and issues. Establishing and maintaining vendor/supplier relationships, reviewing and facilitating a wide variety of agreements on behalf of internal clients. Team player stepping up to manage larger supplier projects, where necessary. The Requirements  Qualified lawyer with experience of at least 4 years PQE. Demonstrated track record in a law firm or in-house legal department working on commercial matters. Experience of advising on technology licenses, technology contracting and legal issues related to these matters. Privacy and / or financial services experience helpful but not a prerequisite. Knowledge/Skills/Behaviours Significant experience of legal issues relating to procuring any kind of goods and/or services – particularly technology and software. Applicants with significant client and sales-side experience in technology and software companies are also invited to apply. Knowledge and/or experience in global commercial business areas – such as professional services, and / or financial services. Ability to quickly identify issues and develop plans to address such issues in coordination with colleagues. Ability to work closely with and influence all levels of senior management and provide strategic legal advice. Ability to handle confidential information and opinions with discretion. Ability to remain calm under pressure. Ability to see the big picture in terms of the Company’s legal and ethical obligations for the protection of its reputation. Experience in managing legal matters effectively and in a manner that upholds the Company’s reputation for integrity. Fluent English language and strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Highly organized with an ability to work and prioritize systematically and methodically, monitoring and managing multiple tasks to successfully meet conflicting deadlines. Values and Behaviours WTW Values & Behaviours will underpin all roles and will guide performance criteria. This includes a commitment to inclusion and diversity. Holds all regulatory licenses, permissions and technical or other requirements applicable under local legislation. Competencies Focusing on Clients Working in Team Driving Excellence Fostering Innovation Influencing Stakeholders Developing Talent Adapting to Change Articulating the Vision Inclusive Leadership Equal Opportunity Employer This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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