Tech Data - US

Procurement Counsel

Req Number
Weekly Work Hours
Travel Required
Less than 10%
Relocation Assistance Available
Working Time


The Procurement Counsel is the contracts expert in the Legal Department and is a licensed attorney responsible for consulting, providing knowledge and advising Procurement Managers and the management team on all complex bids and agreements for Tech Data’s indirect spend.  The Procurement Counsel has skilled knowledge in constructing, modifying and negotiating non-standard contracts, with particular expertise with IT hardware and service agreements. Reports directly to the Director, Assistant General Counsel.


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Essential Duties & Responsibilities Required

  • Provides advanced analysis and advice on contract risks and negotiations to the Procurement team and business unit's management and executives.
  • Acts as a liaison between Procurement team and the Law Department, particularly complex contracts that may possess greater risk and legal support.   
  • Provides negotiating techniques for complex indirect spend products and services.     
  • Acts as a contract law adviser in the area of indirect procurement contracts.
  • Provides advanced legal guidance to the Procurement team and business unit's management and executives in drafting contract language to mitigate business and legal risks.
  • Provides guidance on compliance, ethics and company governance issues.
  • Consults with management, commercial advisor's, outside experts, Legal and Accounting.
  • Provides supervised legal services requested by various departments.
  • Keeps informed on regulations important to the company and ensures appropriate risk management  strategies are identified.
  • Participates in the drafting, communication and interpretation of organization and departmental policies.
  • Maintains primary management responsibility for the procurement of Information Technology products and services.
  • Acts as liaison for some global purchasing initiatives; ensuring proactive communication, coordination, and consensus-building among the organization's entities.
  • Assumes responsibility for overseeing domestic and some strategic global RFP and contracting processes for the procurement of materials, supplies, and service required for the organization's operations.
  • Maintains and prioritizes projects for developing and improving performance and achieving the organization's financial goals.
  • Fosters positive relationships with business partners and our internal customers.
  • Monitors industry trends and makes recommendations to maximize business partner performance and results.
  • Ensures contract negotiation compliance with existing ethical and anti-trust regulations, as well as internal controls.
  • Works with auditors to ensure compliance with SOX standards applicable to the procurement and contracting processes.
  • Performs other additional duties as required.
  • Occasional non-standard work hours or overtime as business requires.




Qualifications, Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities and Working Conditions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to analyze and resolve complex issues and problems in a sound and timely fashion.
  • Able to avoid win/loss situations and ensure productive resolutions of conflict.
  • Able to identify areas of risk/concern in area of responsibility.
  • Able to assimilate research data from a variety of sources, analyze, and recommend appropriate courses of action to take.
  • Able to constructively work under stress and pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines.
  • Able to create and conduct formal presentations.
  • Able to display assertiveness and a high level of self-confidence.
  • Able to build solid, effective working relationships with others.
  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of management.
  • Able to express ideas clearly and convey necessary information.
  • Able to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.
  • Able to think strategically and tactically.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Able to negotiate skillfully, promote/sell ideas persuasively, and close transactions with mutually beneficial results.
  • Able to prepare/analyze appropriate reports and other business correspondence.
  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills, driving tasks to completion.
  • Possesses strong leadership skills with a willingness to lead, create new ideas, and be assertive.

Required Education

  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from certified education institution strongly preferred

Preferred Education:

  • Licensed to practice law in Florida

Previous Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement and contract negotiation,
    drafting, and law interpretation is required.

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