Legal Advisor
09/01/2019

Region: East Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: European Law, Commercial, Technology, Media, Telecommunications
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO09/01

You hold a Belgian or French master’s Degree in law and you have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience with IT agreements, data protection, compliance, e-commerce and consumer law, gained ideally within an international digital, technology, innovation friendly environment. You have experience with EU and national legislation in Europe.

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Founded in 1910, Samsonite is the world’s leading luggage brand with an extensive legacy in trendsetting travel solutions. Renowned for breakthrough research, development and its commitment to innovation, Samsonite has excelled since its inception in a number of industry firsts. Samsonite offers an extensive range of travel, business, casual, kids and personal accessory products. Samsonite helps travellers journey further, with ever-lighter and stronger products. 

Its products are sold worldwide through wholesale distribution, company-operated retail stores and concessions as well as through e-commerce.

The group’s worldwide headquarters are located in Mansfield, Massachusetts (US). Its headquarters for Europe are located in Oudenaarde (Belgium), where it also has an important production facility. 

For its European headquarter based in Oudenaarde, Belgium, to strengthen the in-house legal department, Samsonite is currently looking for a result-driven

Legal Advisor


You will be part of the Legal team, reporting to the VP General Counsel Europe. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting and reviewing all kind of commercial agreements and documents such as IT and innovation related agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultancy agreements, terms & conditions for e-commerce, supply agreements; 

  • Providing legal advice on various compliance matters such as data protection issues (GDPR), Reach, packaging, environment and like requirements; advising on labeling requirements for smart and innovative devices and products for compliance with applicable standards, laws and regulations; 

  • Provide legal support in a variety of legal areas including consumer law issues and ad hoc projects.

  • You hold a Belgian or French master’s Degree in law and you have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience with IT agreements, data protection, compliance, e-commerce and consumer law, gained ideally within an international digital, technology, innovation friendly environment. You have experience with EU and national legislation in Europe.

  • You are fluent in French and English (both orally and in writing). Knowledge of German/Dutch is a plus. 

  • You are very accurate in your work and you have an eye for detail. 

  • You have excellent drafting skills. 

  • You are hands-on, well organized, precise but pragmatic, and solution oriented. You implement and maintain the document management system (both paper and electronically).

  • You are discrete, you are able to listen and process business input effectively when evaluating legal and compliance issues. You understand business implications of legal alternatives.

You will become part of an international group, which is performing strongly and is a global leader in its field. The role as Legal Advisor offers challenging legal work in a truly international context that is in constant development. 

Samsonite is offering you an attractive remuneration package, in accordance with your experience and profile,together with a very nice working environment.

Interested?

Any applications, including CV and cover letter should be forwarded to the attention of recruitment@samsonite.com. Please mention the reference "Job offer Legal Advisor - ref. LexGO09/01".

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