1+ months

Legal Counsel - Service Providers - France

Cisco Systems Inc.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France 92130
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What Youll 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 Junior Legal Counsel to join us as a trusted legal advisor supporting Cisco's Service Provider business in France.

Your Role and Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the local country attorneys responsible for supporting the sales teams; 
  • 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;
  • Responding to RFP/RFI/RFQs;
  • Helping structure sales transactions/agreements following legal risk assessment;
  • Consistently applying Cisco legal and business policies and practices to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance;
  • Engaging in cross-functional projects as a legal subject-matter expert; 
  • Developing and delivering presentations/legal trainings; and
  • Identifying and managing the flow of key information up to the management chain and business clients.

Who Youll 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:

  • At least 2+ 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 French, 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;
  • Handling competition and antitrust legal issues;
  • Familiarity with technology product sales go-to-market models, distribution agreements, resale agreements, and services sales; 
  • Knowledge of technology contract matters including intellectual property, software licensing, managed services, cloud agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, cloud, data protection, GDPR principles, and security.
Your General Skills: 
  • Excellent drafting skills including an eagle-eye for detail and a creative outlook;
  • Readiness to support and help finalize dynamic complex sales agreements against demanding deadlines and processes;
  • Being an enabler with a can-do, pro-active, and flexible attitude guided by sound judgement;
  • Having a growth mindset;
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and take ownership of work;
  • Being a team player focused on fostering relationships with both business clients and global team members;
  • Ability to concisely and persuasively express and convey ideas both in writing and verbally;
  • 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 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.


Posted: 2019-05-16 Expires: 2019-10-21

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