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Head of Legal & Compliance

Michael Page International
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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  • Great opportunity for an experienced Legal Counsel to make their next step!
  • Fantastic Benefits Package
About Our Client
JDE is a subsidiary of JDE Peet's, the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands. For more than 265 years, JDE has been inspired by the belief that it's amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today, JDE unleashes the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries, through a portfolio of over 50 brands including L'OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.
Job Description
  • Drafting, negotiation and review of local contracts and contractual documents (including sales, distribution, services and procurement contracts), as well as local implementation of global partnerships and global framework agreements.
  • Provide timely and commercial legal advice on all matters within his/her respective scope (Commercial law / Corporate law / Contracts / Advertising law / IP / compliance) aiming for competitive advantage.
  • Develop and implement corporate policies, compliance programs & procedures.
  • Provide a company-wide perspective on legal and compliance risks in UK and Ireland and steer the management of the Legal risks while taking into account all stakeholders' interests.
  • Liaise with others functions to foster coordinated legal and compliance management, especially with Regulatory, Corporate & Government Affairs (CGA), Finance and HR.
  • Deliver annual legal and compliance program, including trainings to defined target groups.
  • Act as Local Compliance Officer for the UK and Ireland, leading the Local Compliance Council and ensuring proper reporting to the Global Compliance Officer; and ensure sharing of best practices within the EU legal & compliance team and facilitate sharing of best practices across business disciplines.
  • Responsible for law firm engagements in line with the global strategy, managing local legal budget within the defined threshold and ensuring periodic reporting to the Legal Director Europe.
  • Periodic reporting to the Legal Director Europe on legal and compliance issues and litigation.
  • Drive the cultural change needed to ensure that the work environment and culture gets the best out of everyone and is conducive to high performance, empowerment, accountability and integrity of associates (consistent with the Combined Business Model of the company).
The Successful Applicant
The successful Head of Legal & Compliance will have:
  • A Law degree
  • Be a qualified solicitor in the UK
  • Experience in Contract law, Advertising law, Business Law, Civil law, Competition law, Compliance, Data Privacy, Corporate Law Litigation.
  • Ideally experience in: Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Tax law.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong stakeholder management.
  • At least 5-year experience gaining relevant commercial, compliance and corporate experience in the UK with an established law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • In depth knowledge of legal requirements regarding manufacturing, advertising, distribution of FMCG products, competition and contracts.
What's on Offer
A highly competitive package, support of the wider Group Legal Team and room for development and growth.
ContactStacey GrahamQuote job refJN-012022-4565674Phone number+44 118 933 7035Job summarySectorLegalSubsectorCommercialIndustryFMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)LocationMaidenheadContract typePermanentConsultant nameStacey GrahamConsultant phone+44 118 933 7035Job referenceJN-012022-4565674
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