Senior Legal Counsel – Hendrix Genetics

Senior Legal Counsel – Hendrix Genetics

Company

Hendrix Genetics is a multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company passionate about animal breeding. The company has breeding programs in laying hens, turkeys, traditional poultry, swine, salmon, shrimp and trout. At the start of the chain, Hendrix Genetics has an influence on the outcome. Aiming to produce animals that thrive under all conditions and creating value from breeding through to the consumer.
The company is established in 2005 and privately held by founders Thijs Hendrix and Antoon van den Berg together with the US private equity firm Paine Schwarz Partners, which is specialized in in sustainable food chain invests. Hendrix Genetics has experienced tremendous growth and success through organic growth, acquisitions and mergers. Through all of this it has remained a family run and owned company, headquartered in Boxmeer and operating locations in more than 25 countries worldwide.

Having a continuous focus on R&D aiming to achieve improvements in genetic characteristics and animal welfare, Hendrix Genetics is dedicated to setting the standard or sustainable breeding and solving the global food challenge.

The Global Legal, Insurance and Compliance Team, based in the Netherlands, France and Canada, provides advice to the company’s business and all its subsidiaries worldwide. Recently the senior legal counsel in France left and it has been decided, due to the shift of activities from France to the Netherlands, to add a Senior Legal Counsel (with a fluency in French) to the team based in Boxmeer.

Position

As a pro-active, thorough and decisive legal counsel you will play an important role in advising all business units of Hendrix Genetics with an emphasize at the French OpCo’s. You will be a generalist working on all (kinds of) legal matters.

The focus of the work is on drafting, reviewing, negotiating different types of contract, e.g. procurement, sales, R&D, distribution, agency, logistics, IT and corporate related work, such as overseeing statutory formalities in relation to the company’s various legal entities. You will be responsible for managing the recording and processing of claims made against the company and its affiliates. Part of the work will be co-development of and analyzing and setting legal policies and procedures within the scope of the organization. You will be supporting and assisting the compliance officer in enrolling the compliance program within the business units. Furthermore you will be able to create further legal awareness throughout the group of companies by means of training, e-learnings and classroom sessions.

Profile

As a self-starting Senior Legal Counsel you are able to proactively assist the business units, work independently but also as a team player.

You will at least have:

  • a master degree in corporate/commercial law (EU);
  • 7-8 years professional legal experience in an international environment (law firm and/or as in-house legal counsel);;
  • a proven experience with contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating and M&A processes, experience with or knowledge of tax, IPR or GDPR is considered a plus;
  • a service-oriented, problem-solving mentality and the ability to work under pressure;
  • humor and empathy;
  • the will to travel on a regular base (on average 1-2 days a month);
  • great communication skills with a fluency in French and English (both oral as in writing), Spanish is a nice to have.
Offer

Hendrix Genetics offers an attractive compensation and benefit package, including a competitive base salary, bonus (15%-26% of the annual salary), LTI, company car and other benefits. After the onboarding period it is possible to work partly from home. Room for personal development, ability to travel and work in exciting locations. You can expect a friendly working atmosphere, where everybody counts.

Contact

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

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