Legal Counsel - Global Procurement

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Description and Requirements

From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.
Are you an experienced attorney who has excellent legal and business judgment, as well as a proven track record of providing outstanding and timely legal support? This may be the perfect role for you!

As the Legal Counsel - Global Procurement, you will focus primarily on the legal review of all procurement agreements worldwide, which cover a wide range of services and products BMC receives from vendors and suppliers.  These may include master services agreements, subcontracting agreements, end user license agreements, hardware agreements and SaaS agreements among others. 

You will work closely with the worldwide Global Procurement team as well as subject matter experts in Assurance, Risk Management, IT, Data Privacy and Tax among others. You will be an active member of BMC’s Supplier Risk Governance Council which reviews and determine the best practices for vendor reviews. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better.  The successful applicant will get to work with a highly-collaborative, close-knit team in an exciting, fast paced environment. 

The position is based at BMC Software’s corporate offices in Houston, Texas or remote/virtual; and will report to the Product and Privacy Counsel.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing legal matters pertaining to company-wide and business unit specific procurement functions, including providing counsel to the global procurement team on complex transactions, vendor relationships, outsourcing relationships
  • Drafting, negotiating, and advising on a range of procurement engagements and supporting the procurement team secure highly favorable contracts with vendors
  • Working with members of the legal and procurement teams to improve practice and procedures around the procurement contracting process and update contracting forms to ensure completion of procurement projects in a timely manner
  • Helping manage disputes with vendors and suppliers, and support the global procurement team on compliance issues 
  • Reviewing and approving licensing terms governing BMC’s use of third-party open source code
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the US export laws and advising the company on changes to the regulations, screening companies and names on the denied and restricted parties lists
  • Managing internal document retention requirements as they arise, including maintaining the retention schedules, updating policy as needed, approving destruction notices, and retrieving documents online or offsite when required
  • Providing legal guidance on all the above issues during corporate acquisition due diligence process and assisting with the integration of newly acquired companies into BMC’s procurement system 

  • Law degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or in house.
  • Licensed to practice, in good standing, in at least one US jurisdiction.
  • Advanced communication skills.

It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, visit the accommodation request page.