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General Electric Senior Commercial Counsel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Job Description Summary

Lawyers and non-lawyers supporting the commercial side of the business including contract development and agreement management, external customer sales of products and services, government contracting. Has in-depth knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; has working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

Job Description

Posted Position Title

Senior Commercial Counsel

About Us

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary/Purpose

The role of Senior Commercial Counsel for GE Digital will help provide strategic an commercial legal support for the sales and channel teams and other compliance and related matters in the region relating to the operation of GE Digital. You also will collaborate with other attorneys globally across GE and key third party partners on shared initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will manage a large range of complex issues associated with software commercialization and sales of software as a service as well as complex software licensing. He or she will also collaborate closely with attorneys in the GE Businesses relating to the sales of software application services running on GE’s Predix software platform.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working with GE business and legal leadership to address effective critical legal strategies to enable fulfillment of our mission on a global basis.

  • Managing legal issues relating to the commercial operation of GE Digital

  • Serve as a key legal partner as part of GE Digital’s relationship with GE Businesses and GE customers and vendors

  • Working with members of the IP legal team to protect GE’s intellectual property while helping to grow an ecosystem of partners in the software technology area

  • Drafting and negotiating various alliance, cooperation, development and sales and licensing agreements and contract transactions in the software technology and business development areas

  • Maintaining and managing an environment to ensure compliance with company policies around the globe.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • A law degree from an accredited Law School

  • Admission to practice law

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of practice in the legal fields relating to development, use, commercialization and sale of software and technology solutions

Eligibility Requirements:

  • We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in effectively participating in cross-functional business and legal teams in addressing and resolving commercial software and legal issues, particularly in the software as a service area

  • Experience in handling sophisticated commercial transactions and developing strategic and innovative plans for collaboration with key business partners

  • Ability to work independently and produce a high-quality product

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with cloud offerings a plus

  • Experience working with customers and partners in the Asia Pacific region.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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