Legal & Compliance Counsel - Sint-Katelijne-Waver (Mechelen)

Region: Antwerpen, Flemish Brabant
Function: In-House, Compliance
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Regulatory
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/3235/22-LexGO

Master in Law with at least 5 years of experience  in general business law and compliance, ideally also in competition law. Fluent in English and Dutch.

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Greenyard is a global market leader of fresh, frozen and prepared fruit & vegetables, flowers and plants. Counting Europe’s leading retailers amongst its customer base, the group provides efficient and sustainable solutions to customers and suppliers through best-in-class products, market-leading innovation, and outstanding service.

As a multinational company (operating in a.o. The Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, USA, Spain, Italy, Poland, Israel, …) our Client employs approx. 9.000 professionals. 

To reinforce its Group legal team at the corporate headquarters, our client is looking for a Legal and Compliance Counsel.

As a Legal and Compliance Counsel, you will: 

  • Gain insight in Greenyard’s operations with a view to identifying compliance risks and advising the business on how to manage/mitigate such risks;
  • Develop and implement company policies and regulations (a.o. regarding antitrust, trade sanctions, anti-bribery & corruption, whistleblowing, etc. ).
  • Oversee all business operations relating to compliance, identify potential regulatory hurdles and come up with effective solutions.
  • Evaluate policies, procedures and reports and adjust if necessary.
  • Provide legal advice (by screening, analysing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating various kinds of commercial contracts) and guidance regarding the business activities and projects.
  • Providing legal support and advice on GDPR and privacy requirements related to Greenyard’s business. 
  • Develop a “legal reflex” of the business by organizing a.o. legal trainings (a.o. competition & antitrust, code of conduct, whistleblowing, GDPR, anticorruption, dawn raids, trade sanctions, etc.) or providing legal tools (such as legal checklists, model contracts, etc.) in order to help the business to work autonomously.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Educational Background/Working Experience: you have a master degree in Law with minimum 5 years of relevant experience in compliance and general business law (with a focus on commercial contracts, GDPR, IP). You have solid international experience as lawyer and/or in-house legal counsel in a multinational company. Experience in competition law is a strong asset. 
  • Language Skills: you have excellent command of Dutch and English. Additional language capability in German, Spanish or French is a plus.
  • You display excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop trusting relationships internally and externally.
  • You demonstrate analytical/reasoning, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • You demonstrate strong policy, process and project management skills.
  • You are able to develop content and deliver quality training & education programs.
  • You can prepare and deliver clear written and oral communications appropriate for multiple audiences and levels within the organization.
  • You are able to partner with the business to establish a common vision to enhance business compliance.
  • Working with others: you work as an effective and productive member of the team; acknowledge conflict and resolve interpersonal issues; respect other opinions and provide and share information; use informal relationships for support and as a resource; operate well within cross-functional disciplines.
  • Openness to new ideas & embracing change: you demonstrate openness to new ideas; adapt to and support change; come up with useful ideas.
  • Learning & developing yourself: you demonstrate awareness about and responsibility for self-development; ask for and learn from feedback; handle pressure and maintain composure in difficult situations; are persistent and resourceful.
  • You have a high degree of professional ethics and integrity.

You will be working in a dynamic, growing and multinational environment within a young, engaged and motivated team of highly qualified legal professionals. 

Your efforts, dedication and initiative will be rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive remuneration package.


Contact Marie Brepoels via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/3235/22-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 51
Mobile: +32 (0)498 72 28 58
Ref: VL/LAW/3235/22-LexGO

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