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Associate General Counsel (f/m/d)

Req id:  28549

Grasbrunn, BY, DE




As the world's leading provider of software-based solutions for enterprise information management (EIM), OpenText offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, and cloud services for the intelligent and networked enterprise. We help our more than 120,000 customers worldwide digitize data and processes and use analytics and artificial intelligence to gain deeper insight into business processes to make the right business decisions.



OpenText enables the digital world as the global leader in Enterprise Information Management, both on premises or in the cloud. We embrace all things digital and are committed to being the Best Place to Work for our Employees in over 140 locations around the world.

We obsess over our customers to ensure they are wildly successful in embracing the Digital World. Our customers entrust us with their most important information, we need to be their most trusted partner. What we do, we do well. What we create, we do purposefully to impact the world.


An exceptional opportunity has arisen within OpenText’s in-house legal team based in Grasbrunn/Munich for an experienced lawyer to become our


Assistant General Counsel Germany (f/m/d)


This is a role with broad responsibilities, including: leading the team supporting OpenText´s activities in Germany, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements in support of the DACH region sales activity, including software licensing, professional services and cloud services agreements, resolving commercial disputes, providing legal advice on group M&A transactions and handling general corporate matters as well as monitoring changes in laws and regulations.   


What it takes:


*Qualified German lawyer (Volljurist or Wirtschaftsjurist,) with 9+ years post qualification experience.


* You are an experienced negotiator with a significant track record in successfully closing complex deals.  Experience in negotiating IT contracts would be advantageous. You will benefit from having worked within a matrix organization of a publicly listed company.


* You will have a strong academic record and have gained experience from working in a law firm and/or in-house within a multinational environment in commercial law. Experience in other legal fields like corporate, tax, employment, IP/trademark and/or tenancy law is an additional benefit.  


* You will be enthusiastic, hard-working, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working at a senior level with lawyers and other professional colleagues.


* You will have the ability to learn quickly and positively contribute to the team upon your start.


* You have the relevant soft skills and empathy for leading your direct reports towards being the best lawyers they can be. Ideally you have already succeeded in leading legal teams with (direct or project) management responsibility, as a functional lead for legal teams or as a coach for junior lawyers.


* You apply best practices to further optimize the efficiency of a mid-sized legal team with a view towards consistency for our internal clients and corresponding guidance to your team  


* Building strong working relationships with various lines of business and putting yourself in the shoes of those you are advising, to understand the complexities of a multi-faceted business, are important parts of the role.


* The ability to communicate clearly, solve problems and provide commercially focused advice to fellow professionals is essential.


* You are skilled in the art of negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and have knowledge of working within the IT sector and in particular assisting sales executives on license sales and other commercial transactions.


* You will enjoy working as part of a team on a range of significant matters work on a range of significant matters, managing external advisers, and actively contributing to strategic decision making, analysis of risk and exposure.


* You will also be responsible for your own case load, attend and conduct negotiations with business partners.


* You will be expected to provide proactive commercial legal support and have sufficient seniority and skill to work autonomously in a commercial manner and have the ability to work in a team. You will also possess the necessary credibility to interact at all levels within and outside the business.


* You will advise OpenText and staff on mitigating risk arising across the practice.


* You should possess excellent English written and verbal communication and drafting skills with strong attention to detail. Additional professional level language skills would be considered an additional benefit.  


* You will have demonstrated strong initiative, good judgment and the ability to find pragmatic solutions.  


At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. We draw on our diversity and collective genius as we continue to shape a better future for our customers and be the Best Place to Work for our employees- nothing is off the table at OpenText.


We can offer you a vibrant global environment in which your skills and career will flourish. Looking to our future success story we are looking for more top talent - people like you who share our vision and want to influence tomorrow's world today.


Join our team and become part of the story.



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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OpenText does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract and a signed search assignment between Open Text and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

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With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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