Head of External Engagement + Strategic Planning for Legal and
Global Security Operations Imagine what you could do here. At
Apple, we quickly turn new ideas into extraordinary products,
services, and customer experiences. Bring your vision and
dedication to Apple, and there’s no telling what you could
accomplish.The Legal and Global Security Operations Head of
External Engagement and Strategic Planning has a unique opportunity
to manage a large network of outside law firm and vendor
relationships as well as the indirect procurement of legal services
spend for the department worldwide. We are looking for an
experienced attorney who will work closely with the Head of Legal
and Global Security Operations to manage external firm and vendor
relationships, work with cross-functional partners in procurement
and finance, manage the billing and budgeting, and propose
innovative opportunities to manage relationships and spend. You
would also contribute to strategic planning. You will partner
closely with legal and security personnel to implement process
efficiencies and drive development of world-class processes and
15+ years experience working with in-house legal departments or
in the operations or indirect-procurement areas
Department-wide Law Firm Management Experience Required;
Operations and Procurement Experience Is Preferred But Not
Meaningful experience at a high level of legal department
Ability to work collaboratively with senior leadership and
contribute meaningfully to strategic planning initiatives.
Track record of identifying innovative opportunities, presenting
plans and building support for improvement in law department
Experience building a relationship program to enhance strategic
partnerships with key law firms.
Strong leadership, team work, communication and analytical
Ability to navigate and resolve diverse and complex issues in
imaginative and effective ways.
Knowledge of the latest industry trends and evolving market
forces governing legal and expert firm rates and billing
Finding and pursuing cost reduction opportunities by challenging
current structure, cost models, business processes, etc.
Work side-by-side with the Head of Legal and Global Security
Operations to lead cost reduction efforts and process
Facility with technology and tools to implement process
improvements to ebilling and matter management.
Description In this role you will report directly to the Head of
Legal and Global Security Operations to manage a large network of
outside law firm and vendor relationships as well as the indirect
procurement of legal services spend for the department worldwide.
The role will also include elements of strategic planning and
management of a team supporting e-billing and matter management.
You will deliver results by closely partnering with the Head of
Legal and Global Security Operations, senior leadership, Apple
attorneys, legal assistants and staff, security personnel and
several cross functional teams, e.g. Procurement, IS&T,
Finance, and the People team.
Education & Experience
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