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Date:  Nov 21, 2022
Job Req ID:  6381
Category:  Legal
Country/Region:  IE
State: 
City:  Dublin
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Legal Counsel - Transactions

Description: 

Grow with us by joining the European Legal Department as Transactions Legal Counsel, supporting our European business. Due to recent internal promotions, we have a very exciting opportunity for you to join the team based within our European Head Office, Dublin Airport, Dublin (with some flexible work/hybrid options).

 

This would be an excellent opportunity for someone returning to the workplace, looking to move into an in-house role and seeking experience within a commercial environment.

 

The European Legal Team is a professional, friendly, energised and globally connected department led by the European General Counsel and made up of Country Business Lawyers, Regional Specialists and Paraprofessionals.

 

In this role you will report to the Transactions Legal Director.  The role will focus on drafting of commercial agreements together with providing advice and counsel on transactions, tax and treasury projects, and corporate governance.

 

You will partner and collaborate with all departments of our Kellogg business in Europe, our Legal teams in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia Pacific, as well as with external lawyers and other professional advisers, to ensure appropriate contractual terms and protections for the business.

 

This is a demanding, extremely fun, busy and unique role which allows you to get involved with a huge range of activities and really grow your experience within a corporate multi-cultural environment.

 

HERE'S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

 

In your role as Transactions Legal Counsel, you will contribute to the success of Kellogg business by:

 

  • Providing strategic legal advice on transactions matters – including European contracts and corporate governance, to include commercial and structural organisation.
  • Managing legal work for commercial projects including drafting and reviewing documentation, legal advice, execution of any documents.
  • The provision of support on corporate governance issues and corporate regulatory compliance.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with key stakeholders within the European and Global business e.g., Supply Chain including Procurement, Tax and Treasury.
  • Manage corporate governance and compliance for the Kellogg Europe companies with support from our external service provider.

 

 YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

 

As well as a hunger to learn and succeed, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:

 

Required:

 

  • Fully qualified lawyer in at least one European jurisdiction with 2-3 years’ relevant post qualification experience gained in private practice or in-house - preferably in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.
  • A high level of integrity is required to preserve the confidentiality of strategic business projects and plan for successful future projects.
  • Problem solving and well-developed organisational skills are paramount, as this role requires the ability to deal with a large volume of complex, high pressured situations of varying size at the same time to meet multiple timelines.
  • Ability to review information quickly and make necessary decisions in short time frames
  • Ability to build realistic expectations and ensure that the right people are involved in projects and processes.
  • Ability to partner effectively both internally and externally at all levels of the business, develop a comprehensive network and establish good working relationships both within the Legal Department and with other departments including Tax, Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing and HR in addition to external legal counsels and subject matter experts

 

Preferred:

 

  • Previous experience of working with an International Legal Department.
  • Additional European Languages skills would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of Company Secretary Responsibilities.

 

Growing and nurturing the world starts with our employees, which is why our tailor-made career growth programmes are just what you need to set yourself for success.

With our extensive benefits package including flexible working, which enables you to take control of your work/life balance, we really have our people at the heart of our organisation. 

We strive to create a world where people are not just fed but fulfilled and a workplace where everyone can voice their opinions and are empowered to be their true selves. It’s each and everyone’s unique flavour that make up Kellogg’s recipe for success and the diversity of ideas, experiences and beliefs that fuel our future ready momentum and embolden our make it happen culture.

 

We are a diverse Employer, a foundation member of the Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Network, dedicated to meaningfully accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion in the European retail & Fast-Moving Consumer Goods value chain and we are committed to reaching 50:50 gender representation for all leadership level roles by 2025.

 

Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact european.recruitment@kellogg.com  

Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses by the end of 2023, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at UnleashingOurPotential.com.

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