Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Région: Lembeke
Expérience nécessaire: 3 ans
Secteur d'activité: Entreprise
Réf: LexGO09/05
Contrat: Durée indéterminée (Temps plein)

Description de la société

Lotus Bakeries operates globally in the traditional and natural snacks segment with, among others, the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff, Dinosaurus, Peijnenburg, Annas, Nākd, TREK, BEAR and Kiddylicious brands.

Lotus Bakeries is an internationally oriented enterprise with headquarters in Belgium and production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, South Africa, Thailand and the USA. Lotus Bakeries also owns twenty-one sales organizations in Europe, America and Asia and works with commercial partners in some fifty countries worldwide.  

Lotus Bakeries has a  company culture where you are able to bring your best to work, are treated fairly, feel included within the organization, and valued for your unique perspectives and contributions.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Working at Lotus Bakeries is working in an environment where passion, team spirit and open dialogue are the main drivers. And of course, on top of that, you can enjoy delicious branded snacks every day;
  • Moreover, it is your opportunity to work for a listed company with headquarters in Belgium;
  • Ample opportunity for further personal and professional development, including through in-house and external trainings and workshops;
  • In this position, together with the other members of the legal team, you will become the point of contact for all questions arising from all corners of the world regarding legal issues;
  • An attractive remuneration package complemented by fringe benefits.

What your future may hold

  • As a Legal Counsel within Lotus Bakeries, you will get the opportunity to take on a very dynamic, international role with a broad scope of involvement, focused on commercial & consumer law.     
  • You will take up the responsibility for the review of brand & product-related contracts (procurement, sales, marketing, distribution,...) and assess any legal implications that need to be brought to the business’ attention.   
  • You prepare, review and modify contract templates.   
  • You provide professional, timely and pragmatic legal advice (both B2B and B2C) to the business entities of Lotus Bakeries in your designated areas in their day-to-day operations, including unfair market practices, advertising, e-commerce, etc.   
  • You follow-up on (mostly international) litigation and arbitration procedures and ensure the best possible outcome for the business.  
  • You monitor legal developments, perform research and analysis of global laws, rules, regulations and case law applicable to the Lotus Bakeries Group. 
  • You interpret and advise on the above and communicate findings and implementation steps towards the Legal Team.      
  • You will have a pivotal role in the continuous improvement of the legal function, developing and implementing guidelines, policies and/or procedures which are instrumental for a smooth though compliant way of working within the Group.  
  • Working close together with the Legal Manager, you can expand your expertise towards specific domains, depending on your personal interests and ambitions. 

Your skillset

  • You obtained a Belgian Master’s degree in Law and have at least 3 years of experience as a corporate lawyer in a reputable law firm and/or in the legal department of a mid-sized or large (internationally oriented) corporation.
  •  You have relevant experience with commercial contract drafting and knowledge of contract law, corporate law and EU regulations such as consumer protection, e-commerce, advertisement, antitrust, etc.·       
  • You have an excellent knowledge of Dutch and English.
  • You have a warm personality that combines strong social skills and team-orientation with a pragmatic approach to problem solving, clear analytical skills, curiosity to learn and organizational talent.
  •  A focus on excellent execution, treating deadlines with high priority, and an above-average attention to detail are your assets.

Apply immediately via the website or contact Kathleen Peirsman for more information by email (via the apply button) or call +32 473 49 71 80.

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