Lenovo AP General Counsel in Tokyo, Japan

■About Organization

  • Report to: VP Legal, Deputy General Counsel (Corporate President & COO, PCSD and ROW Geos (based in US)

  • Subordinates: 9 (4 direct reports)

  • Number of Peers: 6 AP GC is a head of Lenovo Asia Pacific Geo Legal team and a member of AP Leadership Team (APLT). Regional legal teams (Japan, India, Central Asia Pacific and ANZ) will report to AP GC. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing regional Legal teams to support Lenovo’s operations across Asia Pacific (excluding China) for PCSD, DCG and MBG businesses.

■Roles and responsibilities

  • Manage and lead AP Legal team to support Lenovo’s AP business operations through contract drafting, review and negotiation (with newly formed Center of Excellence group), manage litigation and other types of legal proceedings with support/guidance of WW litigation team as needed, and advising internal clients on various legal risks including labor/employment, product quality and privacy/data security issues;

  • Lead alignment with Center of Excellence for Contracting

  • Lead AP Geo Ethics and Compliance programs and support Internal Audit team for investigations;

  • Lead certain M&A; work for ongoing JV work within the AP Geo.

  • Evaluate current processes and practices in light of changing business environment;

  • Analyze complex legal and business situations and provide solutions and recommendations to APLT to meet business goals and legal requirements;

  • Be a trusted and respected business partner for APLT members;

  • Be a mentor and role model for AP Legal team, guide the team on career development and build a strong team;

  • Closely communicate and collaborate with peer counsels in the other Geos and BUs/Functions and WW leadership team; and

  • Participate in and contribute to WW Legal projects (M&A;, etc.) Must Have:

  • Minimum 10+ years of in-house counsel experience at mid-large MNC

  • Hands-on experience on contract drafting and negotiation, and handling litigation and other types of legal proceedings

  • Hands-on experience on ethics & compliance and labor/employment related issues in sensitive nature

  • Managerial experience of diverse group of in-house legal counsels (remote management)

  • Fluent speaking and writing English (required) and Japanese a (plus)

  • Law degree and admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction

  • Strong leadership to motivate/energize the team

  • Open to changes, willingness to get out of the comfort zone and enjoy challenges

  • Customer/client first mindset, share sense of urgency with the business

Good to have - desirable:

  • Enterprise business (server, storage and software) legal support experience

  • ICT Services (including DaaS) and telecom industry legal support experience

  • M&A; negotiation and PMI legal support experience

  • Privacy and data security legal support experience

  • Legal support experience for IT business in Japan or India, 2 biggest single country markets in AP

  • Strong interest in PC/Server/Storage/Mobile technologies

  • Business acumen and P&L; training to understand the business numbers

  • Understanding of different cultures across AP countries

Job ID #: 61001

Position Title: AP General Counsel

Location: JPN-Tokyo

Functional Area: Legal

Facility: Regional Office

Relocation Provided: No

Education Required: Not Indicated

Experience Required: Not Indicated

Travel Percent: 0