Legal Counsel/Contract manager – Thales Group

Legal Counsel/Contract manager – Thales Group

About the company

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. A company where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, the company’s architects design innovative solutions that make tomorrow’s solutions possible.

Thales Group designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the space and aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets. Its stock is listed on the Euronext Paris. With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, Thales is one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, Thales is located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (Netherlands HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, the company works on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

Due to continuous growth of the organization, Thales is now looking for a:
Legal Counsel/Contract manager.

About the team

The Legal & Contracts team of Thales in the Netherlands consists of about 20 people based in Hengelo and Huizen: legal counsel, contract managers and trade compliance professionals. Dedicated to their jobs and the organization. The team works in the office as well as from home, including frequent travel all over the world. They established ‘self-organizing’ teams which caters for continuously learning and improving and gives a bigger responsibility to each individual in the team.

The Legal & Contracts team deals with complex legal issues. Main part of the activities exists of assisting the capture team with the drafting, negotiation and closure of (international) contracts and the subsequent execution of those contracts, in an often culturally and politically challenging environment. Furthermore the Legal & Contracts team advises and supports the company on several Compliance related topics.

About the job

Your activities will focus on the capturing and the subsequent execution of sales contracts. This means that you’re involved from the drafting, negotiation and closing of a contract until all obligations from Thales’ ànd the customer’s side have been fulfilled.

As Thales’ counterparts are all over the world, travelling will be part of the job. Above, you may be the specialist within the team on certain legal topics, such as for example intellectual property, GDPR, (public) procurement, real estate or environmental regulations.

You’ll plan and organize your activities yourself. Often driven by the customer’s time schedule, which may change on a daily basis. Being flexible and able to continuously monitor and adapt your priorities is therefore of utmost importance. Within the Thales organization, your colleagues in the sales and projects departments will be the ones to team with.

About you

You have a Master Degree in law and look forward to a second step in your career. You’ve experience in a law firm or as a legal counsel/contracting specialist in a multinational company. You avail of up-to-date legal knowledge. You like to work in an international and challenging environment where you, besides the legal aspects, will need to also understand the technical, financial and commercial aspects of a contract .

Furthermore, you have a strong and independent personality, are solution-focused, excellent in team work, able to manage different stakeholders and are able to set priorities. You are client-focused, have outstanding negotiating skills and good command of, both oral and written, Dutch and English. Because the German market is increasingly important to us, we would appreciate when you master the German language. A Dutch passport is a prerequisite due to contracts with the Dutch Government that are ‘Dutch eyes only’.

The Offer

An interesting job within a nice team in an international high-tech environment. Thales offers room for personal development within the organization, for instance on a technical, managerial, commercial or international level. An open and flexible work environment in “the best building in the Netherlands” (2015, with a.o. Starbucks corner) where a good work-life balance is considered important. A pleasant workplace with excellent work conditions, 40 holidays a year, among other benefits.

If you wish to apply or receive any further information about this role, please contact Regien Haarbosch or Hielke Bruin at Voxius Executive Search, via mail or telephone. An assessment could possibly be part of the procedure.

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