With the guidance and supervision of the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel (Transactional), provides general legal support (excluding litigation and HR support) on transactional and commercial matters affecting one or more RICOH business units and/or corporate functions.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews, drafts and negotiates transactional agreements and other legal documents, including contracts with customers and vendors as follows:
Customer-facing contracts in support of Ricoh's direct sales efforts, including, equipment sales, Article 2A finance leases, service agreements, labor outsourcing agreements, professional services agreements and IT services agreements.
Engage with supply chain management, technology, alliance, IT and other departments of Ricoh in negotiating, drafting and reviewing major and/or non-standard commercial and technology contracts with Ricoh vendors, including licensing agreements, maintenance agreements, professional services agreements, cloud services agreements, software as a service agreements, e-commerce agreements, development agreements, evaluation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
Works with Ricoh sales professionals in structuring, drafting and negotiating customer-facing contracts and complex statements of work, and works with internal clients in structuring and negotiating inbound technology transactions.
Provides legal advice, guidance and training to corporate and local management on legal and risk issues arising from the day-to-day business of the company.
Offers creative solutions to help resolve business issues and eliminate blockers.
Coordinates advice from subject matter experts.
Advises management on any disputes between the company and any of its customers or vendors. Collaborates with assigned litigation resources in Ricoh's response to and resolution of such disputes
Understands and promotes compliance with the company's policies and programs designed to minimize the company's legal exposure and operational risks, including, but not limited to, the company's Code of Ethics, Non-Standard Document Policy, and Signing Authority Policy
Upon prior approval of General Counsel and/or Vice President & Deputy General Counsel and when necessary, retains and supervises work of outside counsel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Certifications)
Requires between 2-5 years of corporate or transactional experience at a large law firm and/or the legal department of a significant corporation; and strong knowledge of commercial and corporate law.
Requires degree from a reputable, accredited law school and admission to the bar of at least one state.
Ricoh is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
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