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Philips Legal Counsel Digital & IT in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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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 based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 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.

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 based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 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.

In your role as Legal Counsel Digital & IT, you will provide legal support on all things digital and IT related under guidance and with support of senior legal counsels. More specifically, you will act as a legal business partner providing advice on legal, compliance and business aspects related to the procurement of IT services, software as a service propositions and software licenses.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Draft and negotiate simple and straightforward supplier contracts without supervision;

  • Advising on various legal and business aspects relevant to the business of IT, including: infrastructure, networks, software licenses 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.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • A Master’s degree in law and around 3 years of relevant experience, gained either as in-house counsel or in private practice within an international context;

  • 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 team player with an affinity for technology;

  • Experience gained in a fast-paced technology company supporting IT contracting is desirable.

You are a part of

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.

In return, we offer you

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.

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 improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at https://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video at https://youtu.be/ocnMFp1JBuM .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at https://www.careers.philips.com/professional/global/en/workingatphilips on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/blog-unexpected . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/recruitmentprocess , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/faq .

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