Legal Spend Vendor Manager

who are we looking for

- Legal Operations Spend Management - Experience including AFA management, 2+ Years
- Firm Rate and Vendor Negotiation Experience, 2-5 years
- Support of legal billing payment processes, 1-3 years
- Ariba or vendor management systems experience, 2+ years
- RFP Project Management Experience, 2+ Years
- Negotiation skills -8+ years
- Excel capabilities (Spreadsheet tracking, pivot tables, data analysis)
- Process Flow charts and word documentation for processes
- Project coordination – task planning
- Demonstrated ability to research, understand software and systems quickly
- Process Documentation and Process
Improvement Capabilities
- Process Improvement Mindset

Required education

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

what will you do

Lenovo seeks a Legal Spend Vendor Manager to join its growing Legal Operations Team. The Legal Spend Manager will play a critical role in supporting Lenovo’s Legal Department and how employees receive Legal Services. Specifically, helping Legal establish a foundation for strategic partnering, enhanced accountability, cost-control, and greater alignment with legal business objectives for work performed by outside counsel.

These are your detailed responsibilities:

- Total cost improvement for the Legal Department’s spend.
- Create reporting program to analyze and manage legal / service vendor/firm spend, forecast, actuals, accruals, ; provide market rate comparisons
- Help Create and Execute a Firm Panel as well as Alternative Fee - Arrangement (“AFA”) programs to ensure Lenovo is getting the best return on investment in legal services
- Support and Lead RFPs with Counsel to determine the right law firms on matters
- Manage Outside Counsel Performance Reviews
- Design and Consult on Outside Counsel Guidelines
- Identification, qualification, and selection of new vendors and law firms
- Facilitate Outside Counsel Summit Meetings for Lenovo and Strategic (Panel) Partners to discuss relationship status and priorities
- Help Legal Teams review software investments, understand legal tech market and tools, ensure Legal has research available on the technical trade tools available to enable procurement to support our RFP needs.


You will report to Patti Johnson supporting customers in Legal Rest of World. You will participate in team calls and meetings and collaborate with the Legal Operations team to realize the goals for the function.

other information

Place of work:
Landererova 12, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
Salary offer (gross):
2 450 EUR/monthBase gross monthly salary from 2450 EUR, depending on experience + variable part 12% of your annual earnings
Contract type:

what we offer

healthcare and well-being
work - life balance
bonus system

about Lenovo

Lenovo is a company in a constant state of creation. Here, you'll architect your own career, pioneer new ideas and master new skills.

Lenovo Slovakia employs more than 25 nationalities and is the biggest shared service center in Lenovo Group.

Our people share a common aspiration to be the very best. Whether serving our customers, working together as a team or contributing to the community, we are working to build unique company.

ID: 4672076  Dátum zverejnenia: 29.9.2023  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 450 EUR/month