Legal Counsel Northern Europe
The Kraft Heinz Company
London, United Kingdom
2d ago

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion.

We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries.

These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision : To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities.

Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen there’s only one thing to do : join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level from entry-level intern to senior leader to own their work.

We share a responsibility to think like Owners to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level and you’ll be rewarded.

You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Description & Requirements

Legal Counsel- Northern Europe

We have an excellent opportunity for a qualified lawyer to make a real difference at Kraft Heinz. The position of Legal Counsel- Northern Europe reports directly to the General Counsel- Northern Europe.

The purpose of the role is to provide commercial and pragmatic legal advice to help protect and grow the Kraft Heinz Northern Europe business (UK- Ireland and Nordics).

The role also sits within the wider International Zone Legal Team and from time to time may also support on International Zone projects.

Main Responsibilities

The Legal Counsel- Northern Europe will be a key business partner in the Kraft Heinz Northern Europe Business Unit and will cover a variety of areas- including :

General commercial contracts

IP & brand portfolio law

Data protection

Media and advertising

Regulatory / Compliance

Corporate Housekeeping / Company secretarial support

Qualifications and Requirements

UK qualified with a minimum of 2+ years’ post qualification experience as commercial lawyer (IP & Competition law experience desirable)

Excellent legal education with top academic credentials and training in a leading law firm and / or company

Excellent legal judgment with the capacity to make decisions and give advice that reflects an understanding of overall business objectives and the risks / rewards of each situation

Strong business acumen

Strong research and drafting skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a non-legal audience- both orally and in writing

Learning agility and strong organisational skills

Self-starter with the ability to work independently with limited supervision and a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment that requires management of multiple projects simultaneously whilst also being a team player

Ability to build relationships- manage stakeholders and influence across all levels within the organization

Willingness to travel domestically and internationally on an as-needed basis.

Professional Attributes

Ability to Simplify : We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions when dealing with complex challenges.

Analytical : We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex information into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.

Project management skills : You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.

Networking skills : You’re able to be interesting and interested in business conversations- motivating people to want to be in your network.

The stronger the network you have- the more easily you can get things done. You are constantly expanding your network.

Team player : Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want the best for you;
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in making big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

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