Legal Manager
09/07/2019

Region: East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: European Law, Commercial, Corporate law, Data protection & privacy, Competition law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO09/07

As Legal Manager, you advice the Alpro business with focus on Benelux, DACH, UK and Ireland, from a legal perspective, providing contracting support and ensuring legal compliance. You are part of the General Secretary Team led by the VP General Counsel & Head of Corporate Affairs Danone Benelux & Alpro and report to the Legal Counsel of Alpro. You are based at Alpro in Ghent.

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Alpro, the European plant-based pioneer of Danone, brings health through food to as many people as possible by producing healthy, tasty plant-based food and drink in a way that respects the planet. One Planet. One Health.

Our delicious plant-based products are made from soya, almonds, hazelnuts, cashew, rice, oats or coconut.
We want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world and because of our efforts to combine social and environmental goals with financial success, Alpro is B Corp certified.

As Legal Manager, you advice the Alpro business with focus on Benelux, DACH, UK and Ireland, from a legal perspective, providing contracting support and ensuring legal compliance.

You are part of the General Secretary Team led by the VP General Counsel & Head of Corporate Affairs Danone Benelux & Alpro and report to the Legal Counsel of Alpro. You are based at Alpro in Ghent.

Your responsibilities:
 

Legal advice:

  • You provide legal advice, assistance and guidelines to internal business clients (in matters of competition law, commercial law, privacy & data protection, social media, contests and advertising) in order to support them when taking decisions and to ensure internal governance policies are set.
     

Contracting:

  • You negotiate, draft and review commercial and all kind of business contracts.
  • You keep standard contract templates up-to-date and make new contract templates available to the business.
  • You ensure that all existing contracts and legal documents are easily accessible & up-to-date in order to ensure that policies, legal compliance, company brands, risk and liabilities are properly covered.


Claims handling   

  • You handle and follow up claim files, settlement of disputes, as well as follow-up of litigations, in order to ensure legal compliance and limit risk exposure.
     

Corporate housekeeping

  • You prepare and support on general assemblies, board meetings, proxies, publications, etc. of subsidiaries in order to ensure up-to-date corporate governance and records.


Legal compliance

  • You monitor evolutions in relevant national and European legislation; 
  • You review business consequences in this perspective and inform internal business stakeholders, in order to keep abreast of legislative changes, to stimulate legal awareness and to ensure legal compliance within the company.

  • You hold a Master degree in Law with specialization in business law.
     
  • Knowledge and expertise: corporate law, commercial law, competition law, privacy & data protection law.
     
  • You have a minimum experience of 3 years in a legal function in an international company.
     
  • You have excellent communication and advising skills. 
     
  • You have strong problem solving skills and are fluent in English and French (German is an extra asset).

Interested?

Apply online.

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