Cognizant is a global leader in business and technology services: application development and maintenance; BPO, IT Infrastructure Services & business consulting; "SMAC" - Social Media Analytics and Cloud. We have delivered industry leading growth in the past years and ensure that we can lead our clients-and our own business-toward new horizons of productivity, growth and value.
Our Budapest center provides nea-shore IT Development, IT Infrastructure Services and BPO support for several of our global customers that include the world leaders in Pharma, Banking, Consumer Goods and Telecom.
Currently we are looking for talented people for the role of:
Outsourcing and Technology Lawyer (German)
Summary of Job Purpose:
Cognizant seeks to recruit a mid-level outsourcing and technology lawyer for its newly established Budapest legal centre of excellence. The candidate will play an integral role in the continued expansion of Cognizant’s EMEA business, both in terms of existing service lines and new growth areas.
It is expected that this candidate will manage operationally a more junior lawyer and, over time, grow a small team. The candidate will after initial training review and mark-up a broad variety of customer contracts and related agreements for transactions across a range of jurisdictions and industries, focusing initially on German businesses. They will be part of the growing EMEA legal team which currently consists of ten lawyers: seven in London; two in Frankfurt and one in Hamburg. This role will involve daily exposure to our clients and Cognizant senior management. After initial training taking also over some negotiations with clients is desired.
The role will encompass a wide variety of legal and commercial issues and transactions, varying greatly in nature, complexity and value. It will involve work on all phases of deals, ranging from the proposal/bid review stages and support other lawyers in negotiations and conduct negotiations. The candidate will have frequent contact with internal business teams and corporate functions and quickly gain an understanding of Cognizant’s business. Issues relating to intellectual property, data privacy, payment terms and revenue recognition, remedies and liability in the context of IT and BPO services will be particularly relevant.
What we require:
The ideal candidate will have trained in a well-regarded European private practice firm and have between three to six years practice (some in a law firm, remainder can be in-house). Experience of contracting in the field of supply of services is essential; experience working on IT services and outsourcing contracts is a clear plus, as is an interest in the technology industry. Experience of contracting under German law and other civil law jurisdictions is strongly preferred.
Skills necessary to fulfill the job successfully include:
Ability to review and draft German language contracts
Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in English
Precision in legal drafting and business communications.
Other European languages are an advantage but not essential.
Knowledge of contract law and practice
Willing to improve ability to assess legal risks in the context of the deal and the wider business, and balance these with commercial needs.
Confidence to act as the “conscience” of the company and escalate where required, guiding decision-makers on key issues
Excellent communicator and able to communicate effectively with people at all levels of our organisation and with our clients; both oral and in writing.
Able to multitask with rapidly changing priorities and to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.
Self-starter and able to work independently and remotely.
People management skills.
Flexible, strong and self-assured personality.
Comfortable operating within an international environment with a diversity of cultures.
Possess analytical problem solving and project management skills.
A strong “client first” mentality.
The role may require some occasional travel within Europe.
What we offer:
Open, international and multicultural environment
Opportunity to be part of a rapidly expanding organization
IT Academy courses, professional development and career path
Competitive salary and cafeteria benefits
Organization Marketing Statement:
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 162,700 employees as of March 31, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at Link megjelenítése or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.
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