Senior Director/ Legal Counsel, Operations and Supply Chain

Location: USA - CA - San Jose
Division: Legal
# of Openings: 1


Bloom Energy, a solid oxide fuel cell company, is looking for a Senior Director/ Legal Counsel, Operations and Supply Chain to join its world class team.  This individual should be a dynamic professional who is looking for a rewarding future in one of today’s most exciting technologies. As Senior Corporate Counsel, Operations, you will serve as a primary attorney for key technology engineering, supply chain & manufacturing operations teams within Bloom Energy and partner with these teams to develop, procure, manufacture and deploy Bloom Energy Servers worldwide. The person serving in this role will structure, draft and negotiate agreements, counsel internal business clients on matters and issues across the technology development and supply chain & procurement spectrum. Additional responsibilities of this position include formulation and implementation of process-oriented improvements, administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling of pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. This position will report to the EVP, General Counsel.


Location: This position will be based in San Jose, CA


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice to Bloom Energy Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Engineering teams on joint development agreements, manufacturing agreements, strategic sourcing and supply agreements, indirect sourcing, logistics agreements.
  • Support product managers and technical teams with legal advice during product design and development on issues related to supply chain coordination.
  • Lead agreement-making process and develop and maintain ongoing relationships with external manufacturing and supply chain vendors, including directly negotiating with partners and suppliers.
  • Draft and maintain forms/templates for a variety of supply chain agreements including detailed negotiation position documents
  • Develop processes and procedures for conflict minerals compliance and direct and indirect procurement
  • Provide training to internal customers on a variety of legal issues.
  • Manage supply-side legal operations and processes, including template agreements, playbooks and back-off positions, supply contract database and contract activity monitoring and metrics.
  • Provide strategic and practical legal advice and subject matter expertise on a range of relevant supply-side legal, regulatory and operational matters, including:
    • Security of supply
    • Supplier risk management on corruption and anti-bribery matters
    • Information security and data privacy
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Procurement policies and procedures for both direct and indirect procurement
    • Conflict Minerals, trade compliance and related regulatory matter


Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Law (JD / LLB) from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of at least one state or provincial bar association
  • 14 or more years of legal experience as a technology transactions attorney (with at least four years at a law firm); in-house experience in a technology company is a plus
  • Intellectual property background and licensing experience required
  • Patent licensing experience a plus
  • Global supply chain and manufacturing
  • International experience


About Bloom Energy:

Bloom Energy’s mission is to make clean, reliable, and affordable energy for everyone in the world. The Company’s product, the Bloom Energy Server, delivers highly reliable and resilient, ‘Always-On’ electric power that is clean and sustainable. Bloom’s customers include twenty-five of the Fortune 100 companies and leaders in cloud services and data centers, healthcare, retail, financial services, utilities and many other industries. For more information, visit  


Bloom Energy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We are committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants, will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Bloom Energy makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions, unless undue hardship would result.



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