Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Vimercate


What You'll Do 

Always wanted to be part of a global smart legal team continuously on the edge of enabling technological innovation?

We are looking for a committed, creative, entrepreneurial Legal Counsel to join us as a trusted legal advisor supporting Cisco's Service Provider business in Italy.

Your Role and Responsibilities will include:

Drafting and negotiating agreements (eg. sales agreements, pricing letters, non-disclosure agreements, software licensing [cloud agreements, software-as-a-service agreements], IP and DP agreements and services agreements) in line with Cisco’s business strategy, policies and practices
Structuring sales transactions/agreements following legal risk assessment
Leading, coordinating and finalizing sales contract negotiations
Responding to complex RFP/RFI/RFQs
Consistently applying Cisco legal and business policies and practices to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance
Identifying and managing the flow of key information both up the management chain as well as across the business clients
Leading our efforts towards optimized processes
Engaging in cross-functional projects as a legal subject-matter expert
Developing and delivering presentations/legal training
Who You'll Work With

The EMEAR Legal team is a dynamic, international, smart and friendly team that combines a collaborative environment with the diverse projects and innovative technology of a global corporation. Cisco legal managers are open-minded and experienced – they support independent, flexible work practices. The EMEAR Legal team promotes cultural differences and personal development based on trust and high ethical standards. 

The Cisco EMEAR Legal team highly emphasizes teamwork and supports cross-functional activities and interests allowing for both professional and personal growth. Cisco also gives its employees the unique opportunity to participate in Giving Back projects contributing to Cisco’s well-respected ethics of true sharing and caring. Your dedication matters!

The business clients trust the EMEAR Legal team to act as agents for positive change and to conduct business with transparency and integrity. 

Who You Are

Your Minimum Qualifications we look for:

7+ years of commercial and corporate law experience obtained at a top law firm, or multinational legal department
Excellent written and oral skills in English and Italian are essential. Fluency in other languages will be considered a plus
Willingness to travel as required by the business
Your Professional Experience: 

Supporting a multi-jurisdictional region in EMEAR
Detailed understanding of and experience with technology contract issues including intellectual property, software licensing, cloud agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, data protection and security, export-import regulations and complex negotiations
Experience in contracting with public/state-run entities, and major service providers in one or more jurisdictions
Experience handling competition and antitrust legal issues 
Knowledge of, or familiarity with technology product sales go-to-market models, distribution agreements, resale agreements, and services sales
Knowledge of/Experience with managed services, cloud, and outsourcing-type arrangements would be a plus
Knowledge of lease, loan and other technology asset financing (particularly within a financing captive) would be a plus. 
Your General Skills: 

You have excellent drafting skills – including an eagle-eye for detail and a creative outlook
You are committed to managing and finalizing dynamic and complex sales agreements against demanding deadlines and processes
You are an enabler with a “can-do", dedicated, and flexible attitude guided by sound judgement
You are able and willing to develop, own, and execute department specific and cross-functional initiatives
You are a communicative leader focused on building and developing overall strong business relationships
You are a mentor with strong people-management skills and the ability to support and coach team members
You are able to concisely and persuasively express and convey ideas both in writing and orally
You are a global teammate and know how to apply a global-mindset to your work
You are able to read, understand and interpret basic financial reporting
You have a good knowledge of revenue recognition policies and requirements
You bring well-developed organizational skills for smooth simultaneous management of multiple projects
You are

About the company

At Cisco, transforming the way people work, live, play and learn also includes being a great place to work. For 17 years, we’ve been named a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, one of a handful of companies included on the list since its inception. And, we are among 25 companies acknowledged as a world’s best multinational workplace.

We’re proud of this recognition because it means, at Cisco, you will enjoy working flexibly, using our own market-leading collaboration technology to drive innovation; taking advantage of numerous health and wellness resources; pursuing exciting career opportunities, and participating in programs to help your local communities or fulfill philanthropic interests. And, you’ll be doing all of this while being part of a global team that is making a positive difference in the world.

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