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Legal Counsel

Job area Corporate functions Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time

Would you like to progress your career in a fast-paced, fast-growing and internationally oriented project organization? If the answer is “yes”, then look no further than Vanderlande!

We’ll give you the opportunity to:

  • Be close to the business and to create an international impact

  • Be part of a global team, having your own scope

  • See, and work with, different disciplines in our company

 

Your department

The global Legal & Compliance team not only manages Legal and Compliance matters, but is also responsible for Risk Management and Privacy. With 17 team members globally of which 8 in Veghel, the team falls directly under the CFO. The team has a hands-on / business focused approach, which makes for a versatile work environment in which you can professionally develop and truly make an impact.

Your task and responsibilities

In the role of Legal Counsel, you will:

  • Independently manage the legal aspects of international projects, purchasing and project execution side;

  • Support Sourcing and project procurement teams with all legal matters by giving pro-active, professional and solution-oriented support;

  • Support Operations and project procurement in the execution of the projects until all contractual obligations have been fulfilled;

  • Review, draft, negotiate and advise on a variety of contracts for several jurisdictions: subcontractor, supplier contracts;

  • Participate in negotiations, drafting templates, contract management and insurance claims handling;

  • Ensure compliance with Vanderlande Good Business policy and applicable laws and regulations and create awareness by training the internal organization;

  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers and/or legal advisors;

  • Provide legal advice to the management and business in all areas, including company law and company position and other corporate issues

Your qualifications and skills

If you’re a pragmatic, hands-on Legal Counsel and you are ready for your second career step, you should have:

  • a Master degree in Law

  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience.

  • Proven experience as a hands-on legal counsel in an international business environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures

  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity

  • Preferably experience with contracts for international projects or services

We also ask that you bring to the table:

  • Excellent negotiation skills with a practical and pragmatic approach

  • Business savvy, you are a legal sparring partner for (senior) management

  • Sound judgement, the ability to analyze situations and information to translate these into contractual conditions

  • Flexibility to travel

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Excellent command of the English language, other languages are a plus with Dutch preferred

Our company 

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 

  

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects. 

  

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.  

  

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins… 

What we offer

In the challenging and responsible position of Legal Counsel, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries. Our organisation has been named for several years in a row as ‘Top Employer’ and ‘Best Employer’. We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development.
As well as your fixed salary you’ll receive the following secondary benefits:

  • 27 days vacation & 13 ADV (working hours reduction) days

  • Flexible working hours

  • Training facilities

  • Travel expenses

  • Home working facility

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare.

Your application
If the role of Legal Counsel appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information about selection process please contact Tjalling Kraak, Senior Recruiter +31 413 493 024.

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