16 jan Legal Counsel – Inter IKEA Systems
Inter IKEA Systems is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor. Their assignment is to continuously develop and protect the IKEA Concept and to ensure its successful implementation in existing and new markets.
Today IKEA is present in 52 countries. All IKEA customer meeting points are operated by franchisees, with the exception of the IKEA Store in Delft, which is owned by Inter IKEA Systems. There are 12 different groups of companies that own and operate IKEA customer meeting points under franchise agreements.
The Legal Affairs & Corporate Governance department at Inter IKEA Systems provides a full range of legal service to all departments and business units within Inter IKEA Systems and to some other companies within the group. The team consists of 13 legal professionals of many different nationalities, backgrounds, cultures and legal expertise areas.
Currently the legal department is expanding and seeks to recruit a Legal Counsel.
The Legal Counsel will provide practical, business oriented legal advice to various stakeholders within Inter IKEA Systems. The role requires the ability to work cross function within the legal department, supporting colleagues when needed. This may include supporting colleagues with primary responsibility for IP, IT, IKEA product supply and distribution, commercial contracts and corporate law.
With Inter IKEA Systems being the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor, a big part of the role will be provide the business with legal support regarding matters relating to franchising and expansion of the IKEA Concept worldwide.
Also, our company and the Inter IKEA Group as a whole are presently going through a digital transformation and an adaptation to meet up with future demands on a franchisor organization. Therefore, a big part of the role of the Legal Counsel will be to review, draft and negotiate tech related contracts and help our company and business partners navigate through an ever evolving IT and digital landscape.
You see things a little differently. So does IKEA. They believe in change and continually aspire to make IKEA a better brand for all their customers and co-workers. They are on a new journey. One that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sound like you, come and join IKEA if you are a lawyer with a master degree in law and about 4-6 years working experience in (commercial) contract matters, with focus on IP/IT and contractual/commercial matters in private practice and/or in-house at a multinational company. Preferably multichannel retailing (including online) and international retail expansion don’t have any secrets for you.
With your eye for detail and organized approach you keep every aspect under control. You are at your best under pressure, know how to prioritize and you have a hands-on, self-starting approach.
Problems are proactively tackled by your problem-solving ability and ‘out of the box’ thinking. Sometimes innovative, creative solutions are needed to explore all abilities. You have a business acumen and quick and sound judgment.
You have an international mindset, are good at building relationships and you have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Towards stakeholders you are service-oriented but also critical.
A fulltime position for a highly motivated, business oriented and enthusiastic legal professional who is ready for the next step and looking for a challenging and interesting, innovative, fun and dynamic international environment. Possibilities to grow and develop skill. Location Delft. Occasionally travelling.