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Date:  Nov 29, 2022
Job Req ID:  10981
Category:  Legal
Country/Region:  DE
City:  Hamburg
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Legal Counsel Germany & Austria (M/F/D)


Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you because at Kellogg’s we focus on agility, growth and innovation.

Our colleagues in the Legal Department are looking for an experienced Senior Legal Counsel as commercial generalist with specific focus on unfair competition matters to independently advise our marketing team and the broader business in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.



  • Draft and negotiate agreements, both internal and with third parties;
  • Provide tactical and strategic legal advice for projects, business issues, and initiatives;
  • Advise on company secretarial, corporate governance, and corporate compliance;
  • Develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including distributors, procurement, marketing, corporate affairs and external counsel;
  • Monitor regulatory developments for potential impact to the business;
  • Deliver commercial advice under challenging time frames while balancing multiple priorities;
  • Reporting to the Legal Director DACH and work closely with the European and global legal colleagues
  • The role may offer travel opportunities (both within Europe and to the US)



  • Fully qualified lawyer (Volljurist)
  • State examinations with grades with above average success
  • Experience working in a legal department or law firm (preferably in an international environment)
  • Experience in advising in the following areas of the business:
    • Unfair competition law (UWG)
    • Intellectual and industrial property law (advertising and promotions)
    • Commercial contracts
    • Corporate law


  • High personal integrity with the ability to work across business areas and management levels;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Very good communication and negotiating skills – fluency in German and English


Preferred qualifications (training on the job is provided):

  • Legal expertise in product liability, food law, antitrust law and compliance of packaging claims
  • Ability to coordinate data protection questions with the central team and advise in local questions
  • Ability to work in cross-functional, multi-disciplinary, and global teams to develop commercial solutions.



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. 

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

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. 

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

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