Dimension Data Legal Manager in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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The Legal Manager is the mid-level position in the Legal job family and operates at a country or regional or service unit / business unit or group level within Dimension Data.

Legal Managers have the primary responsibility for providing sound legal advice and support to managers in the business within Dimension Data. They assist with or take the lead on client contracts, legal co-ordination and contribute to the development of company policies in line with the required legislation. They take responsibility for compliance to these policies and ensure legal consistency across the regions within Dimension Data.

They ensure the group legal strategy and regional strategic objectives are translated correctly and ensure compliance to the group strategy ensure a continuous basis that the regional legal organisation flexibly reacts and is aligned to current business drivers, organisational initiatives and regional programmes.

What you'll be doing

Provide legal advice

These individuals provide sound legal counsel and commercial support to business management and executives on non-trading transactions with clients, suppliers and other 3rd parties. This legal counsel and commercial support is also provided to service and business units for internal projects and intercompany agreements. In some instances, the Legal Manager to manage the legal and contractual aspects of a variety of complex services contracts and projects from pre-sales to project conclusion, ensuring compliance with Dimension Data policies and procedures and the applicable laws and contractual obligations.

Contribute to bids/proposals

Legal Managers provide legal counsel and commercial support to the Bid Management team on medium complexity client and/or vendor proposals and transactions. In so doing, they ensure the consistency of commercial, legal and risk management across the region. In some instances, they may be required to engage with clients in ensuring the closure of contracts in line with Dimension Data corporate policies. They may also be required to draft, review and negotiate a broad range of contracts for medium to complex engagements including but not limited to RFP’s.

Manage legal risk

The Legal Manager works closely with the Risk Management team to contribute to the revision and development of company policies and procedures, insurance matters and corporate governance. They analyse client contracts, business case law, legislation and regulatory matters that affect the company and provide feedback to management, by identifying any risks and highlighting these. They provide advice and contribute legal information on more complex labour matters within Dimension Data. The Legal Manager will escalate variances from contracting policy or unusual risks and will remain abreast of legal developments affecting Dimension Data, it’s clients and industries and synthesizes the information for incorporation into transactional practices.

Co-ordinate legal activities

These individuals co-ordinate and manage litigation issues on a regional basis. They ensure adequate visibility of management and statutory bodies. They act as liaison on all material litigious matters, disputes, acquisitions and disposals. He/she performs a co-ordination role for service and business unit legal resources. They will be required to draft and negotiate various agreements, including software licensing agreements, maintenance and support agreements, managed services agreements, etc.

Ensure relevant documentation/reports

Legal Managers ensure that all relevant information regarding legal matters is accurate and kept up to date. They ensure the documentation of progress against legal activities and provide regular reports on problem status to senior management and relevant stakeholders. They ensure the provision of status reports regarding the level of legal risk associated with any given area of the business. Assumes responsibility for end to end contract administration.

Provide training

These individuals provide training on corporate policies (as required), including standard code of conduct and specific corporate policies as related to risk management. This will also include educating management teams on legal and risk management issues.

People management

In some instances, they act as people managers for a group of Legal Advisors. They partner with the organisation to attract the right talent and ensure their team is staffed according to requirements. They ensure employees reporting to them are engaged and understand their career opportunities, by taking responsibility for the development and training of their direct reports.

To enable the legal team to achieve their objectives, the Legal Manager acts as mentor/coach for the legal team members. They do this by customising their approach, planning for their coaching interactions and communicating expectations. They generally act as an advisor that assists the business to set and keep priority activities relating to legal risk and exposure.

Assist with commercial transactions

Behavioural skills

Legal Managers are assertive in their approach and are able to persuade and influence. They are skilled decision makers who are able to interact across all levels within the organisation. They display good attention to detail, understand the business and have high levels of integrity and the ability to problem solve. Legal Managers possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. They are confident negotiators who understand the key strategic priorities of the business.

What would make you a good fit for this role?

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Diversity in Dimension Data

Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.

Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With offices in nearly 60 countries across five continents, and over 30,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey.

Whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, we help our clients achieve their ambitions.

And with us, you can achieve yours.

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