Legal advisor Procurement & IT

  • Competitive
  • Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
  • Permanent, Full time
  • ING
  • 21 Feb 18 2018-02-21

Legal advisor Procurement & IT

Legal Advisor Procurement & IT
[Permanent contract, Full-time, Brussels]

Your role & work environment
The Legal Department provides Legal support and advice to all departments of ING. As a result, Legal is closely involved in the business they support.
Legal Procurement & IT provides legal advice and assistance to ING Belgium's Procurement and other departments on legal requirements applicable to ING Belgium and its subsidiaries, regarding regulatory, IP and IT law, both for ad hoc legal matters as on strategic projects.
As a member of the General Legal Affairs team, there will also be opportunities to expand into other fields of law and expertise such as company law, innovation, digitization, etc.

Your key responsibilities
You will :

  • Provide legal support and advice to the procurement department and other internal stakeholders (e.g. IT, Digital Channels, Marketing, HR, Facility Management,...), for the conclusion of contracts for the purchase of goods or services, outsourcing agreements and partnership or sponsoring agreements.
    • You will draft, review and interpret, and generally follow up all legal aspects of these agreements;
    • You will assist and support the procurement officers in the commercial and legal negotiations with the suppliers,
    • You will negotiate with ING's suppliers - account managers and legal counsels - and internal customers, to solve issues and disputes;
    • You will negotiate with other ING entities around the world regarding Intra-Group agreements for the provision of services from one entity to another;
      Depending on the project, the scope of the activities is local (contracts at ING Belgium level), regional (contracts for ING Business Units in different countries) and global (contracts at ING group level).
  • Be the first point of contact within ING for legal questions related to external providers and information technology:
    • These questions touch on topics such as data protection, intellectual property rights, data retention and archiving, e-invoicing, outsourcing,...;
    • You will also provide training and presentations to the internal stakeholders on key legal issues that impact the business;
  • Collaborate in the bank's risk management process, specifically in the context of IT and procurement.

    We look for
    A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making ithappen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.
    As a Legal Advisor Procurement & IT you will also need:
  • A Master degree in Law
  • Experience or interest in IT law and Data Protection is an asset
  • Ideally 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) and excellent knowledge of Dutch and French.
    And you are also someone who :
  • is a true business partner, capable to provide creative and flexible legal solutions, feasible from a commercial and organisational perspective...
  • and is a strong gatekeeper, covering and managing legal risks for the bank;
  • is diplomatic, with solid communication and negotiation skills to negotiate complex deals;
  • is able to work autonomously but also as a team player in a fast changing environment;
  • has an agile mindset
  • is curious and pro-active and likes to take initiative!

    We offer you
    A clear purpose, a unique offer and a range of flexible compensation and other benefits:
  • Personal growth & challenging work with endless opportunities to realise your ambitions
  • An informal, dynamic environment with innovative colleagues supporting your endeavours
  • A progressive and agile way of working, where new ideas are valued ahead of convention
Furthermore, within the Legal department, you can count on a range of opportunities to invest in your personal and professional growth.

We redefine banking. What about you?
There has never been a more interesting time to work at ING. We're on a journey that's centred around our customers, powered by technology and driven by smart, determined people. Our customers feel our people are empowering them to stay a step ahead in life and in business. We're proud of that!