Divisional Legal Counsel | Oostkamp or Westerlo
11/09/2017

Region: Antwerpen, West Flanders
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/1868/17

Senior Legal Counsel with 12 to 15 years of experience in commercial law. Fluent in English and Dutch. Knowledge of German is an asset.

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BMT Group is an industrial family-owned holding which participates in companies throughout the world that are active in high-precision machining of gears and transmissions on the one hand, and the manufacture of moulds for hollow glassware and the design and setup of flat-glass lines and glass furnaces on the other. 

The largest division of BMT, IGW/VCST, is currently looking for a qualified Divisional Legal Counsel (m/f) to deal with all divisional legal aspects, with a strong focus on commercial contracts.

As Divisional Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for the coordination and management of all commercial and other legal matters relating to the IGW/VCST division.

Reporting to the Divisional CEO and the BMT Group General Counsel, you will be responsible for the followings tasks: 

  • Formulate, draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of in country or international commercial contracts and related documents, amongst others bids, proposals and contracts (in relationship to the entire range of products, projects and services of IGW/VCST) with a strong focus on sales and procurement transactions for the different global business segments;

  • Providing high quality and accurate legal advice to the management team of the division and to the division businesses on a large variety of legal topics in the day to day operation of the IGW/VCST division;

  • Identifying potential legal exposures for the division and advising thereon;

  • Providing accurate risk management analysis and support;

  • Handling of and following up on legal claims, disputes and litigations whether of commercial, product liability, IP, environmental or labor law nature;

  • Supporting the Group General Counsel and divisional CFO, as directed, on matters of corporate housekeeping, corporate (M&A) projects and corporate footprint (greenfield or restructuring) projects;

  • Supports Divisional HR leader on individual and collective labor & employment questions as requested;

  • Assists and advices on Insurance and Real Estate related matters as appropriate;

  • Implementing various legal group policies, procedures and tools at division level and enhancing the compliance readiness of the division;

  • Develops new best business practices, policies and processes (including training and communication) in close coordination and alignment with the BMT Group General Counsel to optimize resource allocation based on business needs, efficiency and risk reduction. 

Occasional travels to sites and clients abroad are required, initially on average 15 to 25% of the time.

  • You have a Master Degree in Law, with a LLM in business law;

  • You have 12 to 15 years of working experience, with a solid experience in an internationally oriented law firm and a demonstrated experience as an in-house counsel in a multinational company;

  • You have an excellent knowledge and understanding of commercial contract law and commercial contracting practice;

  • Preferably experience in the Industrial and Automotive industry;

  • You are business-minded and solution-oriented;

  • you are able to translate complex legal issues in a pragmatic way;

  • You have an excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, preferably German or French is a plus;

  • You have excellent communication and negotiation skills;

  • You are highly motivated, hardworking, proactive and innovative in order to support the further development of the business;

  • You are stress-resistant;

  • You know how to work in an independent manner as well as in a team;

  • You have a broad, generalist commercial legal perspective and you possess the proper legal-critical instincts.

BMT Group is an industrial family-owned holding which participates in companies throughout the world that are active in high-precision machining of gears and transmissions on the one hand, and the manufacture of moulds for hollow glassware and the design and setup of flat-glass lines and glass furnaces on the other. 

The largest division of BMT, IGW/VCST, is currently looking for a qualified Divisional Legal Counsel (m/f) to deal with all divisional legal aspects, with a strong focus on commercial contracts.

Interested?

Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/1868/17).

E-mail: career@vialegis.be
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/1868/17
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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