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PwC USOGC, Procurement Attorney, Senior Manager in Seattle, Washington

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Office of General Counsel (OGC)

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm’s legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counselling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law. You’ll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firm’s client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees.

As part of our team, you’ll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents. You’ll focus on drafting contracts or legal agreements, retaining files of prepared legal documents, and coordinating requests between internal and external counsel.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.

  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.

  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.

  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.

  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.

  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

The Procurement Legal Team supports the Procurement organization with respect to professional services and technology products transactions, including: reviewing and drafting contracts; advising internal clients on legal issues; coordinating with other stakeholders (e.g., Risk, E&C); and leading negotiations of legal terms. The team also focuses on the continuous improvement of the tools, templates and processes in order to enhance the overall capabilities of the Procurement organization.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Juris Doctorate

Minimum Years of Experience :

4 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Possessing ability to identify legal issues, and implement and develop negotiation strategies to address legal issues in line with firm policies and general legal principles;

  • Utilizing legal background and extensive knowledge of contract law, intellectual property law, as well as the legal principles, liabilities and risks associated with the acquisition of products, services and technology;

  • Optimizing in-depth knowledge and/or a proven record of success in procurement processes and systems and acting as a legal advisor on procurement transactions, preferably for a global professional services firm or other large, multinational corporation;

  • Having a mix of large law-firm and in-house experience as well as international experience is a plus;

  • Leading complex negotiations of legal terms, reviewing and drafting contract language, and coordinating the services of outside legal counsel when necessary as it pertains to supporting a procurement transaction;

  • Managing multiple transactions simultaneously and responding to tight timelines;

  • Writing clear, unambiguous contract terms and coordinating complex written and verbal materials for a diverse audience of internal stakeholders and third party vendors; and,

  • Communicating clearly and succinctly with all levels of staff across the legal department and within the firm.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsseniormanager.

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