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Legal Counsel – Legal Innovation (Procurement, Enterprise Contract Management)

Legal Counsel – Legal Innovation (Procurement, Enterprise Contract Management)

Hilversum | North Holland | Netherlands

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Legal, Corporate Services

Like any winning team, Nike, Inc. relies on talented, ambitious individuals to thrive. Every day, the Corporate Service teams raise the bar on excellence. The diverse disciplines that make up these teams include Finance, Facilities, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Child Development, Administrative Support, Strategic Planning and more. Corporate Services drives innovation in process, technologies and services, while fueling the company with exceptional levels of support.

Nike, Inc.'s rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they're always on their game - with the mission to advance and guide Nike's business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. Nike attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to Nike's global business. As Nike changes the future of sport, the Nike Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace.
Description

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
At the core of Nike is one simple idea: innovate. Nike's rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always vigilant. Nike attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to Nike's global businesses. Their expertise spans a wide range of practices: commercial law, corporate governance, intellectual property, sports law, litigation and more. As Nike changes the future of sport, the Nike Legal Team supports Nike Inc. business functions to deliver on our ambitious goals, while protecting the company assets and ensuring world class corporate governance.

This role will be an important piece of developing the future of the NIKE Legal Team. The role will help us move faster, innovate faster and enhance productivity of our legal team through the development of new approaches to process, policy and tools to unlock more from our highly talented legal team.
The role reports into the Managing Attorney, Go-To-Market and Territories Nike EMEA, based in the Nike Europe Headquarters, near Amsterdam.

Your responsibilities
As Legal Counsel in the Go-To-Market and Territories legal team, you will drive and implement Nike Inc. legal strategy regarding Nike Enterprise Contract Management (ECM) and Legal's support of EMEA Procurement. This will include, without limitation:

  • Lead and coordinate, in partnership with the ECM Program, ECM implementation and strategy (drive process, monitor progress, coordinate global efforts of ECM working groups, ensure enterprise-wide adoption, etc.)

  • Lead efforts re streamlining of processes, policies, contractual standards and procedures, in partnership with Finance, Controlling, the Global Contracting Office and Legal stakeholders

  • Coordinate and streamline Nike EMEA lawyers activities re ECM and procurement

  • Represent Legal at the Procurement Leadership Table

  • Drive efficiency-based initiatives, ensuring that Legal serves Procurement and the Business at the speed of the Triple Double, while effectively managing enterprise risks

  • Lead and coordinate Legal's support of Nike Frictionless Procurement strategy in EMEA

Further, you will be involved, from time to time, in contractual matters including, but not limited to:

  • Structuring, drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements;

  • Preparing and delivering training programs to enhance compliance and avoid litigation;

  • Selecting, retaining and managing outside legal counsel to ensure high-value, cost-effective representation

  • Working closely with the GCO to develop templates, playbooks and processes to endure the efficient delivery of legal services in support of ECM and Procurement;

  • Supporting other department needs as necessary.



Qualifications
  • Law degree from a reputable university or equivalent in other jurisdictions
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in the practice of general business law including information technology and intellectual property
  • Proven, robust international experience in the above described areas is required
  • Excellent English (written and spoken) language skills. Proficient working knowledge of another primary European language strongly preferred.
  • Law firm and in-house experience in the above areas is preferred
  • Creative and decisive, process focused problem-solver. Gets results on tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player with proven record in leading cross functional projects, building consensus, driving change and mentoring others
  • Strong tolerance for ambiguity and risk
  • Ability to recognize and elevate complex and/or controversial issues to senior management in a timely and effective manner, and solid business acumen
  • Ability to manage confrontation in a sensitive manner and develop strong working relationships across multiple function areas internally and externally


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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