Senior Legal Counsel direct Procurement (M/F)

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Date: 23 May 2023

Location: Montreal, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:420446 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Key accountabilities:

  • Drafting and negotiating high value agreements including MOU, Pre-bid Agreements, Master Agreements, Framework Agreements, Services Agreements, Specific Project Agreements in a worldwide environment, Settlement Agreements;
  • Advising stakeholders on GDPR, Intellectual property, Export Control, Competition Law, Duty of Vigilance, Insolvency and Cybersecurity;
  • Reviewing and giving guidance on newly introduced legislation and the potential impact on Legal Sourcing ;
  • Contract Review and Negotiation: Monitor and improve process for contract development, review and negotiation; advise all levels of business partners on a broad array of Sourcing business transactions; update and develop standard documentation to protect company’s best interests on contractual commitments, balance and optimize risks and ensure company is protected legally;
  • Legal support to Sourcing managers on claim management, dispute settlement and other legal issues arising at contract execution stage;
  • Coordinate Procurement Domain  activities with  Legal Regions to ensure transparency, efficiency and fluidity;
  • Ensure regular reporting of quality and as part of such be able to identify risk and opportunities and escalate to management;
  • Interface with law firms;
  • Facilitate trainings and awareness sessions on Legal Sourcing topics as well as other legal topics related to sourcing contract management and compliance.
  • This position should promote the Alstom Code of Ethics as well and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct

  • Experience

  • Mandatory:

  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience gained as in-house legal counsel and/or in private practice in an international setting;
  • Knowledge of Sourcing considerations in a multi-cultural environment and covering a wide range of equipment in the various direct Procurement Domains such as: Metallic, Propulsion & Controls, Sub-Systems, Interiors, Services and DIS
  • Experience and comfort working in a worldwide matrix-based organization.
  • Competencies & Skills  

  • Strong Team Player - Contribute to the Sourcing Legal Department systematical development and play as a team member with the other members in the Legal Regions and Sourcing Contract Management and collaborate on cross-border or multiple jurisdictional transactions;
  • Detailed and results-oriented, with outstanding organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated business savvy with the ability to work successfully with high level business clients and to evaluate and to accept appropriate risk-taking to protect shareholder value.
  • Proven experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating (international) commercial contracts on the one hand and compliance (e.g. anti-bribery, anti-corruption, fraud, antitrust, export control, privacy, Enterprise Risk Management) on the other hand;
  • Strong business acumen, a robust yet flexible personality, good communication skills (oral and written) and are able to operate in a multi-cultural and multi-jurisdictional environment;
  • Demonstrate experience directly advising non-legal people on complex business arrangements involving complex legal issues, in terms they can understand -international commercial transactional experience;
  • Proficient in English (working language).
  • Location: Canada - Montréal

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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