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Senior Legal Counsel

Location: Sydney Australia
Job ID: 1019470HV
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Legal

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The Company

Hitachi Vantara combines technology, intellectual property, and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. Join our team and our employee-focused culture and help drive our customers' data to meaningful customer outcomes!

Job Scope & Responsibilities
This role is to provide expert legal counsel and advice to Hitachi Vantara ANZ business including but not limited to the following:
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts (such as sale/purchase and support agreements, "as a Service" agreements, equipment leases, software licenses, consulting and other professional services agreements, loan agreements), strategic alliance agreements (including reseller and distribution agreements) and outsourcing agreements and advising on intellectual property protection, revenue recognition issues in contracts, as well as cyber security and data privacy risk management.

• Liaising with legal administrator and business to facilitate compliance with contract approval and execution processes.
  • Providing support to Hitachi Vantara's global contract template drafting program and localisation efforts.
  • Preventing and monitoring legal risk (including in relation to litigation, compliance and reputational matters).
  • Advising business and corporate on any matters having legal implications.
  • Providing legal support to Human Resources on relevant employment matters, contract templates and initiatives, including the review of company policies.
  • Working closely with the compliance staff in the APAC region and senior management within the compliance team to facilitate compliance related initiatives and to deal with compliance issues within ANZ.
  • Taking role of company secretary for the ANZ legal entities.
  • Supporting merger and acquisition or any legal entity/organization change impacting the ANZ legal entities and/or business.
  • Handling dispute resolution matters, including engaging and working with outside counsel when needed.

• Remaining up to date on emerging legal trends and changes within the region.

• LLB required. Related studies in commerce/business are desirable.

• 8-12 years post admission legal experience;

• A strong understanding of IT contracting is essential. Exposure to consulting and other types of professional services agreements is ideal.

• Experience in advising on ANZ data privacy laws is highly desirable.

• Direct knowledge of local markets in ANZ, especially the federal government market.

• High level of interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.

• Ability to provide professional advice timely in a commercial context.

• Ability to analyze processes and think strategically.

• This Section should list those skills required for this role, in order of importance.

Competency/Job Skill Attribute

Description of Required Competency

• Integrity and Trustworthiness

• Behaves according to high ethical principles and values .

• Adheres to a set of core values in good times and bad.

• Is always straightforward and impartial in dealing with others.

• Exercises good judgment about who to share information with when the level of confidentiality is unclear.

• Uses flawless discretion and judgment in discussing information about HV with people outside the company.

• Insists on integrity at all levels of his/her organization.

• Analytical and intellectual ability

• Is Bright, intellectually sharp, and learns quickly

• Analyses, explains, and draws logical conclusions based on complex data from multiple content areas.

• Rapidly learns and assimilates complex information involving unfamiliar situations and circumstances.

• Quickly perceives implications and makes sound judgments and recommendations.

• Problem Solving

• Gathers and analyses information and uses it to develop effective solutions to difficult problems and situations.

• Efficiently and creatively solves moderately difficult or complex problems that affect people within his/her group or other related groups.

• Looks beyond the obvious solutions and experiments with different approaches to solving problems.

• Is a key contributor in group problem solving.

• Demonstrates ability to diagnose problems.

• Exercises a sound understanding of the business in approaching and solving problems.

• Representing HV

• Projects a positive and professional image of HV in all contacts.

• Represents HV well in interactions with people outside the company.

• Demonstrates commitment to HV through words and actions in all interactions with people outside the company.

• Communication Skills

• Writes, speaks and presents information effectively across communication settings.

• Targets communications appropriately for the audience.

• Gets his/her point across clearly, concisely and quickly.

• Explains information in a way that is easy to understand.

• Negotiation and Conflict Management

• Negotiates or mediates sound agreements in business or organizational situation where there is disagreement or differences in interest.

• Negotiates or mediates disagreements competently, staying focused in the situation rather than emotions.

• Effectively negotiates conflict situations within own group.

• Recognizes the value of conflict and works to make it effective.

• Chooses battles wisely.

• Organizational Agility

• Understands how to get things done and achieve objectives working with others in an organizational context.

• Is proactive in building and maintaining a network of effective relations with people inside and outside his/her group.

• Provides others with timely information and support.

• Understands the formal and informal processes for getting things done.

• Is generally aware of and responds appropriately to political situations and issues.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, place of origin, ethnic origin, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable national, state, or local law.
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