Senior Legal Counsel - Brussels (Evere)

Regio: Brussel
Functie: Jurist(e)
Type werkgever: Onderneming
Materie: Handelsrecht en contracten
Type job: Voltijds
Contract Type: Contract onbepaalde duur
Te gebruiken referentie: VL/LAW/2983/21

Senior Legal Counsel with 4 to 6 years of experience in an international law firm or as an in-house counsel in an international environment. Fluent in English.

Toon Alles
Sluit Alles

TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937, Toyota employs over 300.000 people worldwide and sells its vehicles in over 170 countries.

Toyota’s European headquarters, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME), are based in Brussels (Belgium). With a team of over 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, TME manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations and handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories.

The car industry is an exciting environment and is undergoing major changes related to, i.a., connected cars, mobility as a service, autonomous driving, fuel cells, electric and hybrid vehicles, etc. This requires first class support and offers attractive opportunities for a professional willing to participate in these major new business developments.

The Legal and Compliance Team is a dynamic and internationally diverse team which provides high quality legal advice to TME’s management and business divisions, as well as to its manufacturing and marketing affiliates in Europe. It advises on a broad range of matters, including product liability, corporate law, IP and IT law, brand protection, competition law, contract law, environmental law and regulatory matters.

TME is looking for a Senior Legal Counsels to join the Legal and Compliance Team and support the divisions Purchasing, Lexus and Facilities.

You will be the Legal Counsel for TME’s Purchasing, Lexus and Facilities divisions.

Purchasing is the division responsible for the sourcing of raw materials, parts and components for the manufacturing of Toyota vehicles. You will be working closely with the business to set up sourcing strategies and negotiate the contracts with suppliers for new and existing models, as well as for new technologies. You will be part of the negotiations team and interact with suppliers, authorities and other third parties.

The Lexus division is responsible for Lexus sales in Europe, building brand awareness across markets and managing the retailer network.

Facilities is responsible for planning and managing facility related projects for TME’s premises in Belgium and supporting implementation of TME’s environmental strategy. Facilities is also responsible for developing and implementing TME’s strategy for Health & Safety.

The legal work touches upon a very broad range of issues and apart from negotiations and contract work, you will give regular trainings, manage litigation and monitor compliance.

The automotive business is a rapidly changing environment which requires flexibility, strategic thinking and an ability to act swiftly and decisively in complex situations.

You will collaborate with other legal colleagues and the supported businesses across Europe.  You will report to the Manager of the Legal and Compliance Division.

  • You have a Master degree in law and have around 4-6 years of experience in an international law firm or as an in-house counsel in an international environment.
  • You have excellent analytical, drafting and negotiating skills.
  • You are solution oriented and have good business acumen.
  • Experience in competition law is an asset.
  • You are a team player and easily build good relationships with people across the organization.
  • You have the ability to comfortably operate in a consensus based work environment and you have the skill to grasp multiple stakeholder views and, where required, incorporate them appropriately to achieve the best conclusion for the company and stakeholders.
  • You are comfortable working in an international environment with colleagues from various backgrounds and regions.
  • You are fluent in English (TME business language). Dutch is a strong advantage as many contracts will need to be reviewed in that language. Any other European language is an asset.
  • You have Toyota DNA, this means you:
    • enjoy working in a team in a very multicultural environment, respecting others;
    • seek facts before making recommendations or decisions;
    • wish to develop and are ready to persevere to reach challenging targets;
    • have strong project management, planning and organization skills;
    • continuously look for improvement opportunities;
    • have excellent communication skills.

Toyota offers a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment, being part of a motivated team in which competence and quality play an important role. Enhancing personal growth and a real opportunity to invest in your future through on the job development and training. Toyota provides challenging careers and flexibility allowing professionals with varied levels of experience and diverse personal or family backgrounds to develop their talents and accommodate their work-life balance. At Toyota your effort, dedication and initiative are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme/ extra-legal benefits (group insurance including a pension plan and risk benefits)/ flexible working hours).


Contacteer Annick Hellemans via email of bel vertrouwelijk.
Gelieve ook de referte te vermelden  (VL/LAW/2983/21).

E-mail: [email protected]
GSM: +32 476 42 11 31
Ref: VL/LAW/2983/21

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