On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many peoples lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products. We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmanns and Omo, alongside trusted local brands such as Andrlon, Zwitsal, Unox and Conimex.
MAIN JOB PURPOSE:
Unilevers Benelux legal department supports the Dutch and Belgian go to market organization and consists of 7 persons. We are looking for a Legal Counsel who will report into the General Counsel Benelux.
In this role you operate as a hands on business partner for various teams that operate in a fast changing FMCG world such as the Professional Foods Business (for internal vacancy: Unilever Foodsolutions) , Facilities and Supply Chain and you will work with the other legal counsels in the Multi Country Oranisation (MCO) on various other legal topics, inter alia for our Customer Development teams. You will identify legal risks and help the business understand and navigate them. You will provide legally compliant creative solutions, often together with other functions and within tight deadlines. These solutions need to deliver competitive advantage to the business objectives taking into account cost, legal and reputation risks.
You will provide creative, risk-based advice to the Professional Foods Business (for internal vacancy: Unilever Foodsolutions) on:
Contracting (Customers, E-com, Co-operation)
To a lesser extent: privacy and Food Law
You will en sure drafting of (legal) documents and contracts in line with demands of the business partners, develop appropriate precedents and templates and ensure their proper use.
You will coordinate dispute handling related to the Professional Foods Business, Supply Chain and Facilities.
You will provide training on relevant legal topics and developments.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE
– Fluent in Dutch and English
– Master degree in Law from a Dutch University
– 4-6 years relevant legal experience, preferably also as in-house legal counsel
– Contracts and Commercial Law
– Advertising Law
– Competition Law
– Project management
– Be able to lead the negotiation of legal aspects of commercial contracts, disputes and litigation.
– Knowledge of Data Protection and Food Law is useful.
– Real Accountability
– Good Communicator
– Team Worker
– Solution oriented
We offer you a dynamic environment in which people with energy, creativity and passion work together in a rapidly changing company.
EXCITED ABOUT THE ROLE:
To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Please note this is a Direct Search led by Unilever. Applications from agencies will not be accepted, nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.