Nike Legal Counsel (Temp) in Moscow, Russia

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE’s rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they’re always on their game – with the mission to advance and guide NIKE’s business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. NIKE attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to NIKE’s global business. As NIKE changes the future of sport, the NIKE Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace.

Description

As Legal Counsel, you will be a member of EAST legal team, reporting to its Legal Director. The position is based in Moscow, Russia.

You will counsel and work closely with business team members within Nike on a wide range of commercial contracts and business law issues, with a bias towards brand related issues (including IP), anti-trust, sales and distribution, franchising, creditor legal issues and procurement transactions. You will also help drive regulatory compliance within the organization.

You will be flexible, pragmatic, solution driven, commercially minded and enjoy negotiation. You must have the confidence to make informed decisions and assessments on legal risk in the best interests of the organization with a deep understanding of the bigger picture.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following functional competencies:

Teamwork - work collaboratively to achieve business goals. Willing to teach and learn, and to step “up” as well as “down” to achieve business goals. Flexible approach and willing to branch out into unfamiliar areas of law when opportunities arise.

Analytical Ability - identify legal issues and propose creative and workable solutions.Creative and decisive problem solving.

Advocacy & Negotiation - represent business interests effectively and conduct negotiations.

Partnering & Consulting - effectively partner and influence business leaders to ensure proactive, protective and compliant legal representation. Proven conflict resolution skills. Ability to manage confrontation in a sensitive and partnership-building manner, as well as develop strong working relationships across multiple function areas internally and externally.

Time Management - team player who can enhance performance, improve productivity and meet on tight deadlines.

Risk Management - recognize and calibrate, and help business partners appropriately manage risk. The ability to make and own hard calls on risk

Qualifications

Degree in law from a reputable university.

5+ years' post qualification experience in a major law firm or in-house in multinational company with the following critical experiences and skills: (1) solid grounding in general business law; (2) advanced drafting and negotiation experience in commercial agreements; (3) project management; and (4) representing clients in cross-cultural negotiations.

The ability to effectively own and manage multiple transactions, instructing outside counsels and coordinating internal business partners.

Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience.

Strong ability to develop high profile, influential and collaborative relationships across teams, functions and layers.

Strong oral and written communication skills with solid business acumen.

Business fluency in English; written and oral.

Qualifications

Degree in law from a reputable university.

5+ years' post qualification experience in a major law firm or in-house in multinational company with the following critical experiences and skills: (1) solid grounding in general business law; (2) advanced drafting and negotiation experience in commercial agreements; (3) project management; and (4) representing clients in cross-cultural negotiations.

The ability to effectively own and manage multiple transactions, instructing outside counsels and coordinating internal business partners.

Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience.

Strong ability to develop high profile, influential and collaborative relationships across teams, functions and layers.

Strong oral and written communication skills with solid business acumen.

Business fluency in English; written and oral.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00396168

Location: Russia-Moscow-Moscow

Job Category: Legal, Corporate Services