Junior Legal Counsel

Junior Legal Counsel
Region: Groot-Bijgaarden
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO24/08
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Puratos is a growing, international, Belgian family business with a team of more than 9000 employees worldwide. Since 1919, we have been developing, producing and distributing innovative ingredients for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors and helping our customers to be successful. 

We are committed to the health and well-being of people and protecting the planet. Are you looking for the right recipe for your career? Choose Puratos, a Top Employer in Belgium. 


Function

The Junior Legal Counsel supports the senior legal counsels in a wide variety of general commercial, real estate, corporate, finance, IP and other related legal fields, covering both the national and international scale.  The job is based in our HQ in Belgium (Groot-Bijgaarden, close to Brussels).
  

Key Accountabilities:

  • You prepare, draft, review and negotiate a wide range of broad-based commercial contracts and transactions
  • You provide accurate, pragmatic legal advice to the business, in a timely and efficient manner
  • You provide legal assistance to internal clients, by advising on ad-hoc questions and supporting in projects 
  • You monitor and advise on legal disputes and procedures
  • You contribute to and monitor corporate housekeeping of the affiliates of the group
  • You instruct and monitor communication with external lawyers and other advisors used in the context of the above 
  • You contribute to the continuous improvement of the efficiency within the department, amongst others through the development and implementation of appropriate policies, procedures, tools, templates, best practices, trainings…
  • You follow up on developments in laws and regulations, especially in the field of business law, company law, general contract law

Searched profile

  • You have a master degree in law
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience (bar experience is a plus)
  • You have a clear preference for a generalist position
  • You are a  team-player
  • You are hands-on, business oriented and a pragmatic person
  • You are a flexible, dynamic person with a social personality and the right amount of can-do mentality
  • Being tech savvy is a plus
  • You have very good knowledge of English and Dutch and/or French, both spoken and written (Spanish is a plus)

Offer

You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader. You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are part of our main priorities. 

You can expect to have a fascinating and varied job in an atmosphere with open communication, where personal development is strongly encouraged through ownership, coaching and training. 

You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as: 

  • meal vouchers (8€/day) 
  • free group, dental and hospitalization insurance
  • 13th month pay
  • company car with fuel card

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