Senior Counsel, Global Technology & Sourcing

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Counsel, Global Technology & Sourcing, whose primary responsibility will be to support the Technology and Sourcing organizations with the drafting, review and negotiation of a wide variety of complex, global commercial agreements with third party suppliers, including software licensing, hardware, IT/consulting services, telecommunications and outsourcing. The position will be based in either Stamford, Connecticut, New York New York, Boston, Massachusetts or St Louis Missouri .

Essential Day-to-Day Responsibilities :

  • Draft, review and negotiate complex, global commercial agreements, including software licenses, software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), professional services, statements of work, engagement letters, work orders, service and maintenance schedules, NDAs, data protection agreements and related project documentation
  • Lead complex projects and negotiations with significant risk and complexity affecting multiple business units
  • Has broad legal expertise and acts as a subject matter expert for commercial contracting
  • Provide legal advice and counseling to members of the Technology and Sourcing organizations related to complex, global commercial agreements
  • Coordinate with various specialists and business unit lawyers throughout the Legal Department on advice and project inputs
  • Assist with project management of certain commercial projects
  • Assist with compliance and risk management initiatives and dispute resolution, including software audit and ISO27001 certification process with third party suppliers
  • Make business critical decisions on legal matters within the functional, business unit or company guidelines
  • Periodically train personnel at the company who work on Technology and Sourcing projects
  • Lead the preparation and updating of various forms, templates, playbooks and guidelines utilized by the Legal Department with the Technology and Sourcing organizations
  • Manage and oversee certain legal matters handled by outside counsel
  • Stay up-to-date on applicable legal issues, trends and developments, analyzing unique or intangible issues as they apply to our business

Qualifications :

Education/Bar Admissions :

  • JD with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience (law firm or in-house)
  • Active, good standing state bar admission

Required Skills :

  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to think strategically and creatively in identifying and resolving legal issues
  • Ability to successfully balance the company's commercial interests and objectives with identified legal and business risks
  • Ability to work well as a cross-functional team member and build rapport and trust with both internal customers and external suppliers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, prioritize deadlines and projects effectively and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility, versatility and ability to adapt to changing business priorities and strategies
  • Good understanding of technology, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and data center operations
  • Good understanding of privacy, information security and intellectual property (IP) issues that relate to Technology and Sourcing agreements
  • Experience with Ariba Contracts and Authoring a plus

The Financial and Risk Business of Thomson Reuters is now Refinitiv. Refinitiv equips the financial community with access to an open platform that uncovers opportunity and catalyzes change. With a dynamic combination of data, insights, technology, and news from Reuters, our customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, and content-all supported by human expertise. At Refinitiv, we facilitate the connections that propel people and organizations to find new possibilities to move forward.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. Therefore we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world-regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Refinitiv is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

St. Louis-Missouri-United States of America;Stamford-Connecticut-United States of America

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