Junior Legal Counsel

Region: Brussels, Flemish Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

YouConnect is looking for a Junior Legal Counsel to joint the European headquarters of Chevron Phillips Chemical.

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Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, piping, and proprietary plastics.  

Chevron Phillips Chemical produces chemical products that are essential to manufacturing over 70,000 consumer and industrial products. 

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Chevron Phillips Chemical operates with its joint venture partners, 33 manufacturing and research centers, and has approximately 5,000 employees worldwide.


Reporting to the International Lead Counsel, you will take up a broad and diverse commercial role supporting the businesses’ day-to-day legal needs, mainly in the area of commercial law, contracts and legal compliance. You will also be in a supporting role for other matters in function of the business’ and department’s needs.

Main clients are the management team at the European headquarters in Diegem and the business leadership locally.

You will also closely cooperate with the legal teams based in Houston, the Middle East and Asia.

In detail

You will focus on all legal aspects of the business, primarily across EMEA, covering procurement, HR, manufacturing, sales and distribution activities, with a focus on business/corporate transactions, commercial, intellectual property, HR and data protection law and contracts.

In addition you will work together with the International Lead Counsel to build and maintain a sound legal and corporate compliance framework and will follow up on litigation matters.

  • You have a Master in law, preferably with an additional degree or specialization in a relevant field.
  • You have 2 to 3 years professional experience in a legal position, preferably in a multinational company or in a reputable international business law firm.
  • You are able to handle a wide range of commercial contracts and can demonstrate tangible experience in at least one of the following legal practice areas: competition, commercial, HR and/or data protection law.
  • Being familiar with an industrial and/or manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • You are above any other language fluent in English and Dutch. English writing skills should be above par. French, German and/or Spanish (spoken and written) are a plus.
  • You are organized and a good project manager.
  • You are a responsible, flexible, dedicated and hard worker.
  • You are hands-on, alert and a quick learner.
  • Apart from being a technical expert, you feel the business’ needs quickly and are able to provide solutions.
  • You have the ability to work both in team and autonomously, and in an international multicultural environment.
  • You demonstrate executive maturity, have a positive attitude and strong communication skills.


You will be offered the opportunity to work in a company with a long standing history and a renewed focus and eye on the future.

You are encouraged to take initiatives and take up responsibility in a young, open, ‘down-to-earth’ culture that encourages employees to come forward with their ideas.

You will join a small and lean team of legal experts looking to deliver high quality work to the entire business.

You will be offered a permanent contract offering competitive benefits and compensation packages.


Please connect with Kikki Vandriessche. Send your CV and motivation letter to kikki.vandriessche@youconnect.be or call +32 473 52 13 02. 

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