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Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Manager – Legal Innovation

Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Manager – Legal Innovation

Shanghai | China

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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

Description

As Senior Legal Manager, you will drive and implement Nike legal strategy regarding Nike Enterprise Contract Management and collaboration with Procurement to support Greater China business. The role will help us 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.

This will include, without limitation:
  • Lead and coordinate, in partnership with the NIKE Enterprise Contract Management Team to implement the contract management project in Greater China.
  • Lead efforts re streamlining of processes, policies, contractual standards and procedures, in partnership with Finance, Global Contract Office and Legal stakeholders
  • Coordinate and streamline Nike Greater China contract s' work and process by working with NIKE Enterprise Contract Management team and procurement team
  • Attend Procurement Team Leadership meetings on behalf of Greater China legal team.
  • Drive efficiency-based initiatives, ensuring that legal team coordinate and counsel and work with Procurement team to effectively manage enterprise risks
  • Lead and coordinate Legal's support to Nike strategy to form a collaboration amongst procurement, legal, controlling and tech teams in Greater China for contract management process in Greater China


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;

• Working closely with the Global Contract Office to develop templates, playbooks and processes to endure the efficient delivery of legal services in support of NIKE Enterprise Contract Management and collaborate closely with Procurement and Controlling;

• Supporting other department needs as necessary.

Qualifications
  • Law degree from top law schools
  • 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. Additional language skills strongly preferred.
  • Law firm and in-house experience in the above areas is preferred
  • Creative and decisive, process focused problem-solver. Gets results within  tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player with proven record in leading cross functional projects, building consensus, driving changes and mentoring others
  • Ability to recognize and elevate complex and/or controversial issues to senior management in a timely and effective manner, and 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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