Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Region: Senningerberg
Required experience: 5 years
Environment: Company
Contract: Temporary position (Full-time)

Company description

Founded in 1946 by Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero, the Ferrero Group is a family-owned business in its third generation. It has been built by talented people who share a commitment towards continuous improvement to achieve the highest quality and care. This same commitment is put into everything we do for our consumers and characterizes the environment in which we operate.

Some of the world’s most iconic confectionery products come from Ferrero, including Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, and Kinder Surprise®. Sold in more than 170 countries, our products are part of the collective memory and traditions of consumers all around the world; loved by generations.  

The secret to our global success is our 38,767 employees across the world, all dedicated to delivering the care and quality to craft the business, the careers and the brands we are proud of. From the moment you join us, we make sure you can nurture your curiosity and natural abilities. We provide the resources you need to succeed personally and professionally in a diverse work environment that is multicultural, innovative, and highly rewarding.


About the Role:

For our Ferrero HQs in Luxembourg we are looking for Legal Counsel for Procurement & Hazelnut Company for 1 year fixed term contract within Legal the Procurement & HCo Legal Competence Center. 
The role will provide close support to ensure that the business, legal and compliance objectives are met in a timely and effective manner. You will also be expected to advise, mitigate and resolve legal issues and risks and to lead the co-ordination of the legal function’s regional teams in relation to the areas of responsibility, working closely with key stakeholders to foster collaboration across various Company related functions and relevant Legal Competence Centers.
 

Main Responsibilities:

In this role, you'll be responsible for providing legal counsel and support within Procurement & Hazelnut Company, focusing on contractual and compliance matters. You'll serve as the primary legal liaison to senior function team(s), ensuring alignment with Group Legal Strategy, Policies, Operating Standards, and Tools to advance the Legal PS plan.
Your responsibilities will involve negotiating and drafting various agreements, reviewing existing contracts, and assisting internal stakeholders in contract negotiations. Additionally, you'll offer guidance and training to business units and Functional Boards on legal policies, including antitrust laws and anti-bribery and corruption regulations.
You'll be resolving disputes with suppliers, purchasers, and service providers, managing complex litigation claims, and overseeing legal risk and compliance deployment. This includes developing and leading in-house training programs on compliance topics such as Anti-Trust, Confidentiality, and Anti-Bribery and Corruption.
Moreover, you'll contribute to project management initiatives, and effectively manage external counsel and third-party consultancy, ensuring cost-effectiveness and value for the business. Additionally, you'll oversee litigations in the countries, collaborating with external counsels and escalating pertinent matters as needed.
 

Who we are looking for:

You bring your university degree in Law and 5-7 years of post-qualified experience, ideally acquired in a legal firm or in-house, preferably within FMCG or retail industries and in a cross-matrix organizational structure.
You demonstrate substantial experience in high-value global commercial, corporate, and contract matters, with proficiency in one or more jurisdictions. Moreover, you exhibit a strong track record of leading complex, international business projects within an in-house capacity.
You can work effectively within a matrix organization, contributing both as part of the business team and across various functions. Your ability to establish credibility, demonstrate business acumen, and employ a flexible leadership style to implement Group legal Function's Rules of Engagement will be crucial in supporting business growth.
Your strong leadership and communication skills will be helpful in developing relationships with diverse internal stakeholders and fostering a productive work environment.
You are able to convey complex legal concepts in understandable business terms. A hands-on approach, self-initiative, and resilience are essential, allowing you to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, and thrive under pressure with tight deadlines while ensuring business growth. Experience in handling high-pressure business crisis situations and effective time management will help you in this role. 
 

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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