Junior Legal Counsel EMEA - Lebbeke (Wieze)

Région: Flandre orientale
Fonction: Juristes
Environnement: Entreprise
Matières: Droit commercial et contrats, Droit des sociétés
Job Type: Temps Plein
Contract Type: Durée indéterminée
Votre référence: VL/LAW/2363/19

Master in Law with 2 to 5 years of experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and handling corporate legal matters. An excellent knowledge of English and Dutch and a good knowledge of French is required.

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The Barry Callebaut Group, headquartered In Zurich (Switzerland), is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, present in one out of five chocolate and cocoa products consumed around the world.

Barry Callebaut is a business-to-business company, fully integrated with a strong position in cocoa-origin countries and employs more than 12,000 employees operating out of more than 30 countries.

In order to strengthen its EMEA legal team, our client is currently looking for a qualified Legal Counsel (m/f).

As a Legal Counsel you will deal with the legal aspects of Barry Callebaut’s business in the EMEA Region, with a focus on Western Europe. You will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • give accurate and timely counsel to executives and non-executives in a variety of legal topics, with focus on contract, commercial and corporate law.
  • research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations and design and implement legal processes across EMEA Region. You will apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • communicate and negotiate with external parties, thereby creating relationships of trust. You will contribute to the set-up of a reliable network and instruct and monitor external legal counsels in the EMEA Region.
  • draft and solidify agreements, contracts, templates and other legal documents to ensure Barry Callebaut’s full legal rights and contribute to the standardization of legal documentation.
  • manage and monitor legal disputes and litigation.
  • ensure compliance with corporate housekeeping and reportorial requirements for the Belgian entities and monitor the fulfillment of these requirements for other entities in the EMEA Region.
  • deal with complex matters and projects with multiple stakeholders and forces.
  • conduct your work with integrity and responsibility, sensible to the interests of stakeholders in and outside the Legal Department.
  • monitor internal governance policies and deal with individual compliance cases in collaboration with the Group Compliance Officer.

You will be located at Barry Callebaut’s largest site in Wieze (Lebbeke). Occasional travels to other sites in the EMEA Region and the headquarters in Zurich are required.  

You will report to the Senior Legal Counsel located in Wieze.

  • Master degree in Law.
  • 2 to 5 years of professional experience at an international law firm or as in-house counsel in a multinational company, preferably in a similar industry.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of contract law and corporate law.
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sound business judgment and ability to quickly analyze complex situations and information; pragmatic and solution-oriented way of working.
  • Outstanding communication skills; proven ability to work and communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in English and Dutch and preferably also in French.

You will find a dynamic job in a fast-moving international business environment.

You will be offered an interesting and challenging position, giving you the opportunity to learn and further develop your professional skills.

You will closely work together with the professionals of the business.

You will be offered a motivating and competitive remuneration package.

Intéressé(e) ?

Contactez Karolien Eeckhoudt par email ou appellez en toute confidentialit√©.
Merci de mentionner le num√©ro de r√©f√©rence  (VL/LAW/2363/19).

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Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 56
GSM: +32 (0) 485 38 73 51
Ref: VL/LAW/2363/19
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