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Legal Counsel - Gatwick Based

Legal Counsel - Gatwick Based

Posted 18 May by Nespresso Featured Ended


Nestlé UK & Ireland

Legal Counsel

Gatwick Based

Competitive Salary + Car Allowance+ Excellent Benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Counsel to join our Legal team based at our Head Office in Gatwick. The ideal candidate will have a background in intellectual property or competition or data protection or general commercial law, although we will consider other experience. This role will report directly to the Head of General Counsel & Legal services for Nestlé UK&I and will see you work as a true strategic partner supporting some of our fantastic global businesses from a legal perspective. This role will give you the opportunity to really flex both your commercial and leadership skills by providing guidance to the Business Units you support, ensuring a best in class legal service is achieved.

What can you expect?

  • You will act as a business partner for and sit on the UK&I leadership team of one or more of our Business Units.

  • You will play a pivotal role in shaping the implementation of our legal strategy whilst providing tactical support that ensures the Business Unit(s) you support are able to achieve their objectives.

  • You will provide proactive, solution oriented, strategic advice on a wide range of non-contentious and contentious issues, including:

    • IP and brand portfolio

    • Competition law

    • Contracts

    • Data protection

    • General commercial law

    • Media and advertising

    • Regulatory/compliance

And importantly, you will be involved in liaising with a range of key internal and external stakeholders where building trusted, long-term relationships is fundamental to our teams success.

Who are we looking for?

  • We are looking for a solicitor coming from either an in-house role or from private practice.

  • The ideal candidate will have a background in intellectual property or competition or data protection or general commercial law, although we will consider other experience. Ideally you will be 3 to 7 years PQE*.

  • We are expecting great commercial acumen together with a practical and pragmatic approach and a thorough understanding of the competitive arena in which we operate.

  • You will be happy to work independently and proactively and be motivated to succeed in everything you do.

  • You will be able to demonstrate the right approach and experience to really support our ambition of being a world class legal function.

  • It is essential that you are qualified lawyer from a recognised legal jurisdiction, and have a good academic background.

A little bit about us

Nestlé SA is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, with over seven thousand employees in the UK and Ireland alone across the sites of all our business. We are proud to produce some of Britain’s best loved brands such as Kit Kat, Nescafé, Nespresso, Smarties, Buxton, Go-Cat and Shreddies. Around 95% of UK households consume our brands and more than two billion Nestlé products are sold in the UK every year.

What you need to know

The closing date for this role is Wednesday 30th May, 2018

We will be reviewing applications as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Nestlé UK&I is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process.

*The PQE stated is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE who are keen to apply.

Reference: 34229540

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