EY Procurement Lawyer in London, United Kingdom

Procurement Lawyer

Core Business Services

Requisition # LON00DDJ

Post Date Aug 03, 2018

EY is a global network of professional services firms engaged in advisory, transaction, assurance and tax services with member firms in over 170 countries worldwide. The UK firm of Ernst & Young LLP has over 700 partners and 17,000 employees.

The UK Legal team is well established and highly regarded. Led by our General Counsel (who is also Managing Partner, Risk Management and a member of the UK Board), we comprise 20 lawyers supported by 2 paralegals. The UK Legal team also forms part of a Global legal function.

The opportunity

We need a commercial lawyer with commercial contracting experience who will be dedicated to supporting EY’s procurement function. Successful procurement is integral to the growth of our business in line with our plan to make EY the leading global professional services organisation by 2020 (Vision 2020). As part of Vision 2020 we are disrupting ourselves for the future, focussing on asset based services, emerging technologies and encouraging and enabling innovation. Our high performing and ambitious in-house legal team enjoys a challenging workload, supporting that Vision by the prompt delivery of pragmatic, adaptable and commercial legal advice.

Your key responsibilities

You will have experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (including high value) for products and services including technology related services, marketing and hospitality, software licensing and outsourcing. You will also ideally have experience of supporting a sizeable procurement function.

You will be required to work autonomously and innovatively to support the legal issues connected with our procurement.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Ability to lead, provide a view, take responsibility and ownership of issues

  • Strong team player with excellent negotiation and communication skills

  • Keeps calm and copes well with conflicting and ever changing deadlines

  • Commercial awareness of the business issues facing us as we evolve

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Extensive experience of commercial contracting, including software development and licensing agreements, software support agreements and outsourcing.

  • Ability to provide practical legal advice and support with a high degree of professionalism in a fast-paced environment and to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust at all levels.

  • Ability to work with our procurement function and its senior leadership to further enhance the efficiency of our commercial contracting process.

  • Extensive post qualification experience gained either in a reputable City law firm (or equivalent) and/or in-house.

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Experience within a professional services firm

  • Senior level stakeholder management

What we look for

A self-starter, adept at responding promptly/juggling deadlines who actively looks to build relationships based on trust and confidence with our procurement function. Capable of the swift review and analysis of the legal risk in a variety of contracts, drafting mitigation measures where necessary. A desire to get alongside our procurement function in their support for our wider business, offering legal insight and support.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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