Power & Water Senior Sourcing Legal Counsel
GE Power & Water - Schenectady, NY

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Power & Water Senior Sourcing Legal Counsel will provide support to the Power & Water Sourcing organization. This job involves working closely with the business operating units of Power & Water in structuring, negotiating, and documenting transactional work in the global procurement of material and finished goods. In this role, you will:

Essential Responsibilities
  • Serve as a key member of cross-functional teams implementing business objectives in domestic and international contexts
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with external service providers and internal customers
  • Play an executive leadership role in key supplier negotiations via working with local, regional and global teams to maximize the effectiveness of the Global spend
  • Continue streamlining processes while developing and using tools to standardize and improve transparency and compliance in all areas of the Sourcing process
  • Effectively drive localization of Sourcing contract documentation especially outside the US
  • Support Growth via both active interactions with suppliers but with involvement on the sell side of the business
  • Lead in the boundaryless law firm support model via both direct support and calling upon peers for support across the globe
  • Take a leadership role in the Sourcing practice group across GE

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a law firm or in-house corporate counsel position with emphasis on negotiating and documenting transactional work in procurement / sourcing ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Member in good standing with a State Bar

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Deep commercial law (UCC) experience and expertise
  • Ability to provide creative solutions while juggling multiple priorities; initiative to take on new challenges and lead change in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and identify and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively
  • Solid grasp of a global organization and the complexity of working across cultures
  • Strong legal acumen, superior ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly and creatively while integrating legal, transactional work
  • Successful track record in a Global Sourcing organization
  • Customer focused, entrepreneurial, self-reliant, engaged
  • Prior experience in providing legal advice and support to an Industrial business
  • Previous management experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
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