Senior Legal Counsel (0,6 or 0,8 FTE) – Cordstrap

Senior Legal Counsel (0,6 or 0,8 FTE) – Cordstrap

The company

Cordstrap is the global market leader in the attractive, fragmented end-market of cargo securing. Cordstrap provides a direct-to-customer, application-led approach that delivers expertise, advice, product solutions and training to protect products, people and places when goods are on the move.
Cordstrap’s global headquarters are in the Netherlands, where the Group’s global functions and European regional office are located. In addition, the company operates two other regional offices in Chicago and Dubai. The company has manufacturing plants in the Netherlands, Dubai and Turkey, and over twenty sales offices and distribution centers around the world to support and service customers and their subsidiaries globally. Cordstrap has 550 employees and revenues of approximately € 150m.

The position

As a self-starting (senior) Legal counsel you will be ultimately responsible for Cordstrap’s global legal matters and grow along with the dynamic and fast-paced international organization. Entrepreneurship is at the forefront, new dots on the horizon are being set every time. Cordstrap is characterized by a flat, open, informal and lean culture. In recent years, the foundation for the legal department has already been laid. There are many high-quality (digital) processes mapped out for you to use as a lawyer which enables you to move along with the focus of the organization. The new senior lawyer will act as a generalist, he/she ensures further professionalization and upgrade the legal function to the level of business partner. You will be supported in your efforts by a paralegal responsible for corporate housekeeping who reports to you directly. Genuine interest in the product and operational business is essential to be successful in this role. Furthermore, you will drive legal and projects in close cooperation with the CEO and CFO and report to the latter.

In general, the legal counsel will be responsible for:

  • Providing day-to-day legal support to the business regarding drafting, reviewing, negotiating different types of procurement and sales contracts, e.g. distribution, agency and logistics;
  • A variety of other legal matters regarding corporate law, labor law, rental agreements, General Terms & Conditions etc.;
  • Stay abreast on the main developments in legislation, regulations and case-law in several fields and geographical areas;
  • Manage legal and commercial risks, coordinate and instruct external counsel globally and take care of timely and accurate reporting of all disputes within Cordstrap;
  • Oversee corporate housekeeping in close cooperation with the paralegal;
  • Act as trusted advisor for management and the business regarding opportunities, risks, regulations and obligations.
The profile
  • (Dutch) Master Degree in corporate/commercial law;
  • Substantial professional experience as in-house legal counsel within an international (commercial) environment;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience related to international contracting;
  • Service-oriented, problem-solving mentality with a keen business acumen, project management skills and a proactive attitude;
  • A self-thinking, persuasive, pragmatic professional with general interest in the business who is able to challenge the management;
  • perfectly Cordstrap’s values; especially customer centric, agility and execution driven;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written as well as spoken). Additional Dutch language skills are preferred.
Location

Oostrum (near Venray The Netherlands)

The Offer

You can expect a friendly, open and international working atmosphere with short lines of communication and close connection to the operational business. A varied job with a lot of flexibility and room to take make an impact. Possibility to work partly from home after the onboarding period. Cordstrap offers an attractive and competitive compensation and benefit package.

Contact

If you wish to apply for the position or would like to receive additional information, please contact Regien Haarbosch at Voxius Executive Search, via mail (legal@voxius.nl) or telephone (+31 85 488 0000).

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