Bloom Energy, a solid oxide fuel cell company, is looking for a Senior Corporate Counsel, Operations to join its world class team. This individual should be a dynamic professional who is looking for a rewarding future in one of today’s most exciting technologies. As Senior Corporate Counsel, Operations, you will serve as a primary attorney for key technology engineering, supply chain & manufacturing operations teams within Bloom Energy and partner with these teams to develop, procure, manufacture and deploy Bloom Energy Servers worldwide. The person serving in this role will structure, draft and negotiate agreements, counsel internal business clients on matters and issues across the technology development and supply chain & procurement spectrum. Additional responsibilities of this position include formulation and implementation of process-oriented improvements, administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling of pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. This position will report to the EVP, General Counsel.
Location: This position will be based in San Jose, CA
Role and Responsibilities:
Provide legal advice to Bloom Energy Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Engineering teams on joint development agreements, manufacturing agreements, strategic sourcing and supply agreements, indirect sourcing, logistics agreements.
Support product managers and technical teams with legal advice during product design and development on issues related to supply chain coordination.
Lead agreement-making process and develop and maintain ongoing relationships with external manufacturing and supply chain vendors, including directly negotiating with partners and suppliers.
Draft and maintain forms/templates for a variety of supply chain agreements including detailed negotiation position documents
Develop processes and procedures for conflict minerals compliance and direct and indirect procurement
Provide training to internal customers on a variety of legal issues.
Manage supply-side legal operations and processes, including template agreements, playbooks and back-off positions, supply contract database and contract activity monitoring and metrics.
Provide strategic and practical legal advice and subject matter expertise on a range of relevant supply-side legal, regulatory and operational matters, including:
Security of supply
Supplier risk management on corruption and anti-bribery matters
Information security and data privacy
Corporate social responsibility
Procurement policies and procedures for both direct and indirect procurement
Conflict Minerals, trade compliance and related regulatory matter
Skills and Experience:
Degree in Law (JD / LLB) from an accredited law school
Member in good standing of at least one state or provincial bar association
12 or more years of legal experience as a technology transactions attorney (with at least four years at a law firm); in-house experience in a technology company is a plus
Intellectual property background and licensing experience required
Patent licensing experience a plus
Global supply chain and manufacturing