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Legal Counsel

Posted 5 Dec 2023
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3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
German (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Spanish (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Leiden

Are you an experienced Legal Counsel and excited about FMCG business and/or retail? Are you a strong communicator and good in building relationships? Then we are looking for you!

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The Legal Counsel is member of a team of in-house legal and compliance professionals, responsible for the provision of Legal and Compliance services for all divisions of West Coast Supply Group.

The role is located in Leiden and Hoofddorp. You report directly to the Head of Legal.

This is how you tackle your day. You:

  • Interact with and provide pro-active commercial legal support to all divisions (with the potential to actively participate in division Leadership Teams), working directly with our International Traders as well as Logistics & Supply Chain;
  • Responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of commercial contracts, such as purchase, supply, agency, distribution and logistics;
  • Deliver face-to-face training to our International Traders on areas like commercial contracting and compliance;
  • Providing legal support in developing new and innovative own brands;
  • Support the business in case of commercial disputes and litigation;
  • Liaise with and monitor (international) external advisors;
  • Keep up with new legislation, market developments and proactively advise legal team and management on this.

This is you!

For this key position we are looking for an experienced legal professional that has a strong career track record as an attorney in a law firm or as a Legal Counsel within an international business environment. This person has a strong desire to grow the business and a relentless focus on best-in class delivery. She/he gets energized by a dynamic - and high pace working environment and has experience with a trading environment and/or a context in which supply chain and logistics form the core of business.

The ideal candidate is a strong player who can simplify complex legal issues and helps to guide and shape the ''business''. The Legal Counsel combines strong interpersonal skills with the requisite resilience and grit to ensure the right things are focused on. Bringing great presence, impact and relationship-building skills, with credibility and sufficient gravitas; acts as a rallying voice with strong ethics and conviction for what is right.

This person is an absolute go-getter, sets ambitious goals and doesn't give up until she/he reaches them.

Profile

  • 3-5 years of experience, which would ideally include at least relevant working experience as an attorney in a law firm and experience as a Legal Counsel within an international business environment;
  • Solid knowledge of Intellectual Property laws, Competition laws and international trade (incoterms and trade compliance);
  • Excited about FMCG business and/or retail is a must;
  • Business oriented and dedicated team player with a pragmatic “find a way not an excuse” approach;
  • Service-minded, able to work independently in a culture rich and fast-paced international organization;
  • Good judgement and analytical skills;
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity;
  • Eager, result driven and a true problem solver;
  • Organized, proactive and an approachable person with a hands on mentality;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook), good knowledge of Excel;
  • Excellent social and communication skills in English, both written and verbal (German, Spanish and Dutch are a plus);
  • Master of Laws Degree (or similar qualification).

Being part of West Coast Supply Group means:Having the freedom to find your own winning formula. We are a multicultural (we currently have 30+ nationalities in our team) and dynamic group of individuals, who all share a top-scoring mentality and a commercial mindset. You will feel part of our team, meet amazing colleagues, and make new friends in no time. West Coast Supply Group’s people make it a power factory; the open-minded and collaborative team is key to (y)our success: we cheer each other on, you can ask for help, and you have the freedom to be your own entrepreneur.

You can look forward to:

  • A competitive salary & benefits à la carte package, including options for selling and buying vacation days, a Diversity Day and much more…
  • A customised plan with your personal and professional goals and growth opportunities
  • Open ears for your innovation and ideas, and room for realising them
  • A warm and healthy lunch in our restaurant
  • An after-lunch stroll along the beautiful canals of Leiden, right outside the office or the time to challenge your colleagues to a game of ping pong, darts or table soccer
  • A drink at the bar on our top floor every Friday afternoon
  • Awesome team events and legendary annual parties

Let's go!

Contact us and tell us more about who you are by applying with your resume and cover letter addressed to Esther Schudel, Recruiter.

Check our website here for more information about what it is like to work with us and here to learn more about what we do.

You can find more information about our privacy statement on the following page: http://jobs.westcoastsupplygroup.com/privacy-policy

Any questions?

Contact me to discuss the role and to get answers to your questions.

Esther Schudel - Recruiter esther.schudel@westcoastsupplygroup.com

Application procedure

  • Job application

    Complete the application form above to start the application procedure.

  • First contact

    We will then call you to discuss the job opening.

  • Face-to-face meeting

    Let's get to know each other during a meeting in person.

  • Online assessment

    Complete an online assessment to make sure it is the right match.

  • Follow-up meeting

    Meet the team during the second meeting in person.

  • Perfect match!

    Congratulations on landing your new job and welcome to West Coast Supply Group.

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What you’ll be a part of

What you’ll be a part of

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West Coast Supply Group is a privately owned international company specializing in the distribution of A-branded FMCGs. Rooted in the Netherlands and with over 40 years of experience in the business, we offer competitive prices on A-brands on a global scale. We offer a portfolio of high-quality products across various categories.
With our extensive import and export experience your order gets delivered fast, efficiently and reliably. We distribute the most recognized brands in the world.

FMCG
Leiden
Active in 75 countries
200 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 30 years

What employees are saying

Alexandra Pinkasova

HR

Alexandra Pinkasova

“At West Coast Supply Group I can be myself. I feel cared for and I have opportunities to grow. It is a fast-paced and fun environment with an open culture."

Intern

International Trader

Intern

My internship at WSCG was based on freedom and self-development. I was able to find and approach my own customers and it was up to me to manage them. The internship gave me a lot of knowledge and skills that I’ll be able to use in the future