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Legal Portfolio Manager, xScale

 

Legal Portfolio Manager, xScale

  • JR-123584
  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Portfolio Manager, xScale

About Equinix

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.  

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

Overall Purpose:

We are more than legal professionals protecting Equinix’s interests. We are valued business partners, known as responsive, consistent and proactive. We take customer service seriously and strive for excellence in our execution. Equinix’s dynamic growth trajectory keeps us on our toes and constantly learning. Our strong relationships with our internal clients, fuelled by our solution-driven orientation and creative yet practical advice, bring us to the table early and often and lead to interesting and rewarding work in support of Equinix’s overall business objectives.

Our global Legal department may span four continents, but we are One Legal - a true team working together across borders in support of our shared strategic objectives. We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments – both professional and personal, with a healthy dose of fun thrown in along the way. We look forward to coming to work every day to support Equinix and each other and highly value the “team first” culture we have created. We are proud that our collective effort has led to Equinix One Legal being named as one of the Top Innovative Law Departments in North America by the Financial Times (FT, December 2015).

This new role of Legal Portfolio Manager, xScale will be part of our EMEA Legal team and will be responsible for, with a particular focus on:

  • providing global project management support for the establishment and maintenance of our xScale joint ventures in EMEA and elsewhere, which are joint ventures set up with investment partners to pursue our larger scale deployments with certain nominated cloud service and technology providers;
  • planning, coordinating and overseeing the xScale multi-faceted initiatives and identify matters to continuously improve process efficiency and ensuring project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost as well as monitoring performance and troubleshooting.

Principal Job Responsibilities :

  • In accordance with the current xScale Engagement Model act as a member of the team developing specific expertise to support our xScale initiative, which are joint ventures set up with investment partners to build a business to support the demand of our large Hyperscale customers, and leverage the expertise of Equinix in developing and operating world class data centres;
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee these multi-faceted initiatives and identify matters to continuously improve process efficiency by planning frequent alignment meetings, keeping track of decisions and actions and following up with responsible persons;
  • Ensure project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost;
  • Monitor performance, troubleshoot by taking stock of status per project and where gaps are arising;
  • Monitoring all xScale deal actions for Legal, pivotal role to align deliverables globally and adhere to timelines;
  • Enable xScale core lead Legal team members to focus on areas of expertise vs running interference on deal tactics; and
  • Improve xScale PMO understanding of legal implications and deal requirements.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Solid project management experience (approx. 2 years) preferably in the legal area at either a law firm and/or a large multi-national organization;
  • Experience of working in a dynamic business environment is strongly preferred;
  • IT, telecom and/or real estate industry experience is preferred;
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills, and experience (internal or external) working with other business focused personnel is essential;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Strong ability to organise and prioritise tasks and workload, and good administrative skills. Ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Strong ability to take a pragmatic and commercial approach. Ability to multi-task and work with limited supervision;
  • General working knowledge of spreadsheets is desirable;
  • Good presentation skills; and
  • General working knowledge of databases, e.g. Access databases etc. IT proficient in relation to all MS Word packages, and good typing skills.

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