Global IT Counsel

Job Description

Auto req ID: 202446BR

Job Description

This Counsel role is a leadership role on the global Information Technology Legal Team and will support the Company’s global Information Technology function, including significant collaboration with the Global Procurement, Information Technology, Information Security, Consumer Relations, E-Commerce and Marketing teams. This individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide counsel and support to the global IT Executive Committee Team
  • Provide counsel in cybersecurity and privacy, as relevant in various consumer channels, including e-commerce
  • Oversee the drafting, review, interpretation and negotiation of cloud computing, technology licensing, and outsourcing contracts
  • Engage with global business and legal teams to provide drafting, negotiation, and training support for technology transactions
  • Assist in developing information security policies and protocols
  • Provide counsel regarding SEC reporting requirements related to IT, cybersecurity, and privacy
  • Provide Lead Legal support as a member of the cybersecurity incident response team
  • Provide Lead Legal support in responding to privacy related incidents
  • Oversee the planning and execution of strategies for technology import and export regulations
  • Provide advice and counsel in vendor dispute resolution
  • Manage and support members of the IT Legal Team
  • Oversee outside counsel in handling matters in a productive and cost-effective manner
  • Lead Information Governance and Records Management strategy


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree from an accredited program; eligible to practice law in-house in the United States
  • 5 - 10 years of IT transactions experience at a law firm and/or corporate legal department (prior in-house counsel experience strongly preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of cybersecurity strategy, governance, regulatory, and incident response experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of privacy compliance and strategy experience; IAPP certifications strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of global work experience is preferred
  • Experience in representing clients in high-tech commercial transactions, software licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, telecom agreements, service outsource arrangements, hardware leasing, source code escrows, IT consulting agreements, software development agreements, and export compliance
  • A clear understanding of data /information management and governance
  • Dispute resolution experience preferred
  • Strong research, analytical, and risk assessment skills
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate (written and verbal) and work collaboratively with PepsiCo leaders and stakeholders at all levels of the organization, other in-house counsel, and outside counsel
  • Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines, including the ability to work under time constraints and multi-task
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and proactive, with prioritization skills to manage projects
  • Creative, innovative team player with a positive attitude who displays sound judgment and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to quickly develop PepsiCo business acumen
  • Experience managing legal professionals

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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