April 27

Senior Legal Counsel

April 27
We have been retained by a market-leading manufacturer and distributor of construction materials, with a true international presence, to recruit a Senior Legal Counsel to support the business functions as well as leading the small on site team.   My client is a hugely growing, £multi million business with sites all over the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to add real value to a well-established organisation that is expanding and investing in growth and its staff.   Your main responsibilities will include:
  • Developing business relationships with leadership team and senior managers across the Eastern Hemisphere business to provide advice and support and gain an understanding of their legal and corporate governance/compliance risks. Line managing the Legal Counsel and provides mentoring/coaching/support as required.
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts including;
    • Distribution and agency contracts
    • Commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services and contract manufacturing
    • Marketing, advertising and sponsorship contracts
    • Intragroup documentation, outsourcing and logistics contracts and NDAs
  • Negotiate bespoke UK construction contracts (NEC3, NEC4, JCT, professional service documents) and collateral warranties
  • Provide advice and drafting as necessary to mitigate technical engineering/design risk on specific projects.
  • Provide business partnering – support to the wider functions in the day to day legal matters of the business. Working closely with internal functions i.e. Commercial ,HR, Finance etc. reporting in the GC based in the US.
Currently in a similar senior/legal counsel position or equivalent, you will be a qualified solicitor entitled to practice in England & Wales with a valid practicing certificate. You will also have practical legal experience in commercial contracts and corporate ideally within a similar or related industry and/or a consultancy focusing on the construction sector (desirable).   In house experience is essential for this role, ideally within the manufacturing sector, as is an appreciation of advertising/marketing/competitor issues, commercial property, competition law and procurement law. You will also have experience dealing international (Europe) and ideally have some experience in working with the US (desirable).   You will be keen to assume a variety of responsibilities and enjoy the variety such a role brings. You will be an excellent communicator and have good organisational skills, ability to deal with a wide variety of matters in a fast paced environment.   This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join an established, secure and growing manufacturer in order to progress their career.   In return my client is offering £80,000 - £90,000 negotiable doe, car/car allowance (£9,500), bonus (15%) and benefits.   If this role is of interest, please click the link to apply or contact Stuart Tomkinson directly.
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