Within the General Secretary Department of Benelux, you are part of the team of the General Counsel Benelux and provide general legal advice, contracting and compliance support to the Danone Business in Belgium having 4 Belgian divisions (Dairy, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition) both managing internal and external stakeholders. You are based in Brussels and report to the Head of Legal and Regulatory based in Brussels. For Compliance topics you report to the Cluster Compliance Officer.
About the Job
The purpose of the Legal Counsel role is to provide legal advice, assistance and guidelines to internal business clients (in matters of competition law, commercial law, privacy & data protection, social media, contests and advertising) in order to support them when taking decisions and to ensure internal governance policies are set.
You will negotiate, draft and review commercial and all kind of business contracts and ensure that all existing contracts and legal documents are easily accessible & up-to-date to ensure that policies, legal compliance, company brands, risk and liabilities are properly covered.
You will responsible for the corporate housekeeping and the claims handling for the Legal team in Belgium. Part of daily activities will be handling the basic IP topics (drafting and negotiation of local IP contracts / check of marketing communication or else from an IP perspective), as well as liaising with the group experts on specific topics
In this role, you will monitor and review the legal compliance legislation and inform internal business stakeholders, to keep abreast of legislative changes, to stimulate legal awareness and to ensure legal compliance within the company.
To be successful in this challenging environment you have a Master Degree in with specialization in business law. You have a minimum experience of 5 years in a legal function in an international company and you have a strong knowledge about: corporate law, commercial law, competition law, privacy & data protection law.
You have a strong legal skills/knowledge in a broad range of topics from corporate law to commercial law, from competition law to privacy & data protection law.
Furthermore, you have a well-developed business sense, strong leadership skills and you can communicate and influence at senior levels and are proactive.
You are fluent in Dutch, English and French.
What’s in it for you?
At Danone we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.
But more importantly – many opportunities for next steps in the function.
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