Job Title: UK&IE Inhouse Legal Counsel Job Type: Fixed term, Full Time 39 Hours Location: Wembley (Service Office) Competitive Salary
ABOUT US: Legal and Governance leads and secures the business from the legal & governance perspective and safeguard future opportunities by providing business with expertise on relevant areas such as: commercial agreements, disputes and litigation, legal compliance and governance.
ABOUT YOU: As the Inhouse Legal Counsel specialist you are responsible to assist to review, support and secure the legal aspects of the businesses and operations in Ingka UK and Ireland within the framework of working defined by Ingka Group Legal & Governance.
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCY REQUIRED: • University degree in Law • PQE minimum of NQ-2 years of professional experience as a Lawyer / Inhouse Legal Counsel • Prior experience in property, and/or commercial contracts and/or litigation and/or financial services. Desirable, but not essential: • Prior inhouse legal counsel experience preferably aligned to the retail, FMCG or Distribution sectors • Data Protection experience is preferred although not essential About the Role / Assignment Responsibility to secure legal aspects of the businesses. • Cooperate, and build good relations, with internal stakeholders and external partners. • Review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements and legal documents. • Pro-actively support the management and other stakeholders in order to run the IKEA business and to secure the rights and assess the obligations in order to reduce exposure to legal risks and to optimise business opportunities. • Active cooperation with Group Legal & Governance in order to secure alignment of country agenda. • Implement standard processes and ways of working for the legal area in the Ingka Group. • Contribute to, and support the implementation of the IKEA business plan. • Develop competence and provide education to relevant stakeholders, such as in the area of laws and regulations. • Keep updated in relevant international and local legal and governance developments, including changes in international, domestic and case law and regulations.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION This position is full time, you will work 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday over the fixed term contract duration ending 31 August 2023.
The Service Office principal location is Hybrid working a minimum of 8 days per calendar month in the office and the remainder flexibly working remotely at home.
To enable us to get to know you in the best way, we ask that you please include an up-to-date version of your CV with a cover letter.
Successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the hiring team.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon clear results in mandatory background checks. Background checks must be completed by all successful candidates and will include, criminal history, prior employment, and professional reference verifications.
Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talents to work every day and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family’s everyday needs. Read more about the wonderful IKEA every day here: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/this-is-ikea/work-with-us/
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