Senior Legal Counsel (m/f)
29/01/2020

Region: Brussels, Flemish Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: European Law, Public , Commercial, Real estate, Competition law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO29/01

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counselto provide legal support in the fields of competition law, environmental law and contracts. You will be supporting the Purchasing and Value Chain divisions.

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TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937, Toyota employs over 300.000 people and sells its vehicles in more than 170 countries.

Toyota’s European headquarters, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME), are based in Brussels, Belgium. It is reponsible for a region of 53 countries, which include the EU, Russia, former CIS countries, Turkey and Israel. Toyota sells around 1,000,000 cars per year in Europe and operates 9 manufacturing plants in the region.

With a team of over 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, TME manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations and handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories. 
 

Team/division description: 

The Legal and Compliance Team is a dynamic and internationally diverse team which works closely with the business. It provides high quality advice to the management and the various business divisions of TME, as well as to its manufacturing and marketing affiliates in Europe. The team advises on a broad range of matters, including product liability, corporate law, IP and IT law, brand protection, competition law, contract law, environmental law and regulatory matters. 

The car industry is an exciting enviroment and is undergoing major changes related to a.o. connected cars, autonomous driving, fuel cells, electric and hybrid vehicles or mobility as a service. This requires first class legal support and offers attractive opportunities for dynamic lawyers.

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counselto provide legal support in the fields of competition law, environmental law and contracts. You will be supporting the Purchasing and Value Chain divisions. Purchasing is the division responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of raw materials, parts and components for manufacturing of Toyota vehicles for the entire region. Value Chain takes care of the management of products and services in the after sales market, which is a strategic part of the group’s profitability. 

You will be working closely together with the business to set up the sourcing and purchasing for new models, as well as for projects related to new technologies. You will be part of the negotations team and interact with suppliers, authorities and other third parties. The legal work touches upon a very broad range of issues and apart from negotiations and contract work, you will give regular trainings, manage litigation and monitor compliance. 

You will collaborate with other legal colleagues and with the supported businesses across Europe. You will report to the Manager of the Legal and Compliance Division.

The automotive business is a rapidly changing environment which requires flexibility, strategic thinking and an ability to act swiftly and decisively in complex situations. 

  • You have a Masters degree in law and around 5 years of experience in an international law firm or as an in-house counsel in an international environment;

  • You have excellent analytical, drafting and negotiating skills;

  • You are solution oriented and have good business acumen;

  • You are a team player and easily build good relationships with people across the organisation;

  • You have the ability to comfortably operate in a consensus based work environment and you have the skill to grasp multiple stakeholder views and, where required, incorporate them appropriately to achieve the best conclusion for the company and stakeholders;

  • You are comfortable working in an international environment with colleagues from various backgrounds and regions;

  • You are curious and interested in the business and operations of the company;

  • You are fluent in English (TME business language), Dutch and/or French.Any other European language is an asset.

 

You have Toyota DNA, this means you: 

  • enjoy working in a team in a very multicultural environment, respecting others 

  • seek facts before making recommendations or decisions

  • wish to develop and are ready to persevere to reach challenging targets

  • have strong project management, planning and organization skills

  • continuously look for improvement opportunities

  • have excellent communication skills 

Place of employment: Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, Belgium – European headquarters Brussels

Starting date: As soon as possible

We offer a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment in which competence and quality play an important role. There will be ample opportunities for on the job development and training. Your efforts, dedication and initiative are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme / extra-legal benefits / flexible working hours).

Interested?

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