Legal Counsel – Action (Successfully filled)

Legal Counsel – Action (Successfully filled)

Our client

In just 26 years, Action has grown from a single store in Enkhuizen to over 1300 stores across Europe, offering our customers surprising products at remarkably low prices. The company continues to grow and will be opening more distribution centres and shops across Europe in the years to come.
Currently over 45,000 employees of different backgrounds and talents, approximately 400 of them working at the Dutch HQ, are working for Action and are offered a challenging, dynamic and empowering working place. The culture is driven by the same positive and no-nonsense attitude as can be found in their stores. Energy and a getting things done mentality is essential.

With the same spirit and mindset the Legal team of Action is truly part of and heavily involved in the business, ranging from opening stores and establishing distribution centres to buying, marketing, employment, social relations and insurance. Working for Action is a great experience and represents an opportunity for both professional and personal growth.

Due to the expansion of the company the legal team is currently recruiting for a Legal Counsel Supply Chain who will pro-actively and pragmatically manage legal risks in close cooperation with relevant functions across the organisation and add specific value by supporting the achievement of business goals.

The position

As part of the legal team the Legal Counsel Supply Chain will work both in cooperation with the General Counsel Supply Chain as well as independently on multiple (international) supply chain projects. You will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating several international contracts, safeguarding and implementing adequate legal standard and legally guiding Supply Chain within Action. Besides regular legal management, you participate in multi-disciplinary project groups, dealing with Supply Chain expansion. You are actively involved in related transactions, including international acquisition, construction, transport, logistical service and leasing agreements.

As Legal Counsel you serve the organization by pro-actively providing high quality yet pragmatic legal guidance. When needed you ensure that adequate external legal support (national or international) is involved timely and efficiently.

In this role you will directly report to the Director Legal. The role requires regular travelling across Europe.

The profile

In general the Legal Counsel should have extensive knowledge in general international commercial contracting, combined with:

  • at least a Dutch master degree in Private Law (LLM) and approximately 4-6 years relevant (international) working experience preferably gained as in-house counsel and/or an international law firm;
  • experience with supply chain (considered a pre);
  • fluency in Dutch as well as excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written;
  • a flexible, stress-resilient, independent, creative and pragmatic way of working;
  • fulltime availability.
The offer
  • A competitive salary (based on 38 hrs/wk – fulltime)
  • Enthusiastic and professional colleagues
  • New open flexible workspaces
  • Bonus
  • A company-provided laptop and phone
  • 15% employee discount for purchases at Action
  • Personal Growth Opportunities

As Action is evolving and expanding rapidly throughout Europe, the teams are growing at the same pace and there are multiple opportunities for personal growth.

If you wish to apply or receive any further information about this role, please contact Hielke Bruin or Judith van Haersma Buma at Voxius via mail or telephone. Discretion is guaranteed.

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