Sr Counsel-Global Sourcing/Supply Chain

International Paper Company Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 4 weeks ago

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We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

Sr. Counsel Global Sourcing/Global Supply Chain

Job Description:

At least 10-12 years of global sourcing and supply chain transactional and general business experience required. Must have current awareness of developments in fields of experience.

Provide timely, cost-effective, expert legal services to the Global Sourcing and Global Supply Chain organizations and in such capacity, will draft, review and negotiate a variety of procurement and services contracts and other vendor agreements, and provide support in connection with the procurement process. Report on laws, regulations and issues pertaining to the business sector and recommend company strategy and policy.

Key Accountabilities:

Manage global sourcing and global supply chain transactions related to procurement of products and services from vendors and suppliers while getting exposure to a broad range of commercial and corporate issues. Interpret laws, regulations and rulings, and prepare legal documents.

Proactively cultivate and maintain a client network throughout corporate staff and within legal function. Contribute to achieving both corporate and business sector strategic goals as proactive member of corporate staff and functional partner with other business and specialist counsel.

Furnish timely input on legal issues. Collaborate with other counsel in resolving disputes and litigation.

Provide training on a proactive basis to business sector personnel, business counsel and corporate staff. Select and retain competent, cost-effective outside counsel, and frame their performance goals, guide their work efforts and monitor their performance.


Minimum 10 - 12 years relevant legal experience, including experience in negotiating and drafting procurements agreements and vendor/supplier agreements.

Must possess experience analyzing, preparing and conducting strategic negotiations for a broad array of commercial transactions related to procurement and strong negotiation and communication skills, including the ability to concisely communicate complex legal issues to non-lawyers.

Must be able to manage a diverse workload and communicate and interact with diverse groups at all levels of the organization.

Must have ability to solve complex legal issues and apply broad principles.

Must have current awareness of developments in fields of expertise.

Must demonstrate evidence of timely and successful completion of assigned tasks.

Must have capacity to consult with and manage outside counsel.

Must be a creative thinker who can resolve disputes and counsel clients so as to minimize risk to the company and/or create financial benefit.

The ideal candidate must also be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.


Decision Quality, Ethics and Values, Interpersonal Savvy, Learning on the Fly, Managerial Courage, Customer Focus, Dealing with Ambiguity,

Drive for Results, Functional and Technical Skills, Humor, Integrity and

Trust, Managing Diversity, Negotiations, Problem Solving, Timely

Decision Making, Time Management, Work / Life Balance, Written


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Sr Counsel-Global Sourcing/Supply Chain

International Paper Company