Counsel

Job Description
IBM is a global cognitive solutions and innovation company that stands for progress. With operations in over 170 countries, IBMers around the world invent and integrate hardware, software and services into cognitive solutions to help forward-thinking enterprises, institutions and people everywhere succeed in building a smarter planet.

IBMers value (i) dedication to every client's success (ii) innovation that matters - for our company and the world and (iii) trust and responsibility in all relationship.

The job

You will be a member of IBM's Legal Department in Norway and represent IBM's interests in many contexts. As a main rule you will serve the Norwegian market, but you will also on a daily basis co-operate both with legal colleagues and the business client across Europe and the United States. We work both nationally and internationally, and as such we view IBM's Legal Department as a major international law firm.

Your work will comprise of the following tasks:

  • Draft and negotiate customer contracts in particular within outsourcing, large system developments and implementations, cloud, software and hardware for both private and public customers
  • Provide legal advice within a broad range of legal disciplines that are relevant in a large international business enterprise as IBM, including intellectual property law, public procurement, data privacy, competition, HR, corporate matters, compliance, M&A and litigation
Who are you?
  • You are a business-oriented lawyer with excellent legal qualifications and minimum 5 years' work experience
  • You are solution-oriented and likes to take initiative and drive processes forward
  • You have experience with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, but not necessarily IT contracts
  • You have the ability to work well in cross-functional processes and leading project teams
  • You have experience as a business/corporate lawyer. Experience working with public procurement law is a plus
  • You have good business understanding and strong communication skills. IBM's corporate language is English, so you are fluent in written English as well as spoken English
  • You have the ability to handle several work streams in parallel while ensuring that targets are reached
Your work place will be in IBM Norway's new and modern headquarters located in Sundtkvartalet in the center of Oslo. IBM offers competitive terms and a flexible and friendly working environment with the opportunity to develop your carrier in an international organsiation.

We are looking forward to receiving your application and CV.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Excellent legal qualifications and minimum 5 years' work experience
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, but not necessarily IT contracts
  • Experience as a business/corporate lawyer
  • Experience working with public procurement law is a plus
  • IBM's corporate language is English, so you are fluent in written English as well as spoken English
  • You have the ability to handle several work streams in parallel while ensuring that targets are reached


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Business-oriented lawyer
  • Solution-oriented and likes to take initiative and drive processes forward
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional processes and leading project teams
  • Good business understanding and strong communication skills
  • Ability to handle several work streams in parallel while ensuring that targets are reached


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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