Legal Director, Europe

South East England (GB)
18 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
Director, Senior Management
Legal, Policy
Contract Type

Our client is a multinational branded food group with pan European revenues exceeding £500m across multiple manufacturing locations. They are succession planning and looking to appoint a legal director for Europe.

The Role

  • Reporting to the regional CEO and a key member of the European senior leadership team with full responsibility for a multinational legal function and team.
  • Provide legal leadership across the region, counsel senior executives, and functional business heads on complex and sensitive legal and business issues.
  • Review and support the negotiation and amendment of commercial contracts and assisting in the day to day management including preparing and revising legal agreements.
  • Will work closely alongside the CEO and CFO to design and implement business growth initiatives.

The Person

  • With a law degree and relevant post-grad qualifications, you will have significant experience leading an in-house legal function in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Pan European experience preferred however would suit the UK focused executive from a larger multinational group looking for more autonomy.
  • Comfortable operating in a pan European leadership role where regular travel will be required to mentor international team members and business leaders.
  • The ability to prove you can work closely alongside a senior leadership team to increase business performance you will be commercially savvy with exceptional people, communication, and presentation skills.