Legal Counsel IT

Jan 16, 2023
Feb 13, 2023
Contract Type
Job Title Legal Counsel IT Job Description Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow. But it's not just what we do, it's who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers' needs. It's what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most. The world and our customers' needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That's why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well–being needs. Your challenge Are you excited by the opportunity to join a fast–paced international legal function working at the forefront of digital, IT and innovation? If the answer is "yes", then this is the position for you! Philips has a Legal Counsel vacancy within its Legal Function supporting (amongst others) the global Philips' IT business. The Philips' Legal Function spans a global network of over 200 professionals operating as one integrated internal law firm for Philips' businesses worldwide, advising on all legal matters relevant to the Philips' business. Your team The position is within Philips' Legal Innovation and M&A Group. You will be working closely together with our colleagues in IT, IT Procurement as well as with fellow in–house lawyers around the world. As Philips increasingly focuses on improving people's lives through innovation in the highly regulated health and well–being domains, innovation and a solid IT environment are of paramount importance. We are seeking a Legal Counsel who can deliver in this dynamic and complex environment. Your responsibilities In your role as Legal Counsel IT, you will provide legal support on all things digital and IT related under guidance and with support of senior legal counsels. You will act as a legal business partner for the global procurement of IT services, software as a service propositions and software licenses. You will report to the Head of CTO & IT Legal. Drafting and negotiating simple and straightforward supplier contracts without supervision; Advising on various legal and business aspects relevant to IT, including: infrastructure, networks, software licenses, SAAS and services, data protection, IT security, export control and intellectual property rights; Handling dispute resolution matters, including advice on course of action and any contractual and statutory requirements; Pro–actively identifying current and future risks and ensuring mitigation and/or prevention of such risks; Assisting and supporting senior legal counsels within the team on complex / high risk projects; Carrying out legal research into substantive legal domains and know–how relevant to new technologies and the law and drafting memo on findings to legal colleagues. Due to our prominent position in the healthcare and lifestyle domains world–wide, you will be expected to tackle demanding, cross–border legal and compliance issues. You are expected to be work regularly from Eindhoven (generally at least 1 day per week), but there is also the opportunity to work from our Amsterdam–based office. To succeed in this role, you'll need a customer–first attitude and the following A Master's degree in law and around 5 years of relevant experience, gained either as in–house counsel or in private practice within an international context; Experience gained in a fast–paced technology company supporting IT contracting is desirable, as well as an affinity for technology; Good business acumen and the ability to connect with people and other disciplines in multi–disciplinary teams; Excellent drafting and communication skills in English; The ability to deal with a high workload and a 'can do' mentality; A desire to work as 'one of the team' and as a team player. Our offer We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your personal preferences: Gain legal experience in digital and IT in an international environment; 25 Days of leave and the option to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually; A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance; An extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching; A solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package; The opportunity to buy Philips shares and products at a discount. To ensure that our Legal Counsels stay at the top of their profession, we actively encourage job rotation and stimulate training and education, to develop legal career. How we work at Philips Our newly–adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart. For our hybrid roles, this translates to an average of three days working from the office and two days from home for full–time employees. Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way. Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways: We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone's in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem–solving. We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn't office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams and our customers on a case–by–case basis. We want to be at our best: The way we work and our workspaces are designed to support our well–being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best. Why should you join Philips? Working at Philips is more than a job. It's a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer–first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well–being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you. Visit our careers website to explore what it's like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.