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Legal Counsel Multicountries

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

With the seniority characterizing the position, the aim of the position is to provide in autonomous way high quality professional legal services to the Countries of responsibility, aimed at anticipating, preventing or resolving legal issues and risks in a proactive and cost-conscious manner, in alignment with Ferrero Group's legal policies and operating standards, acting as effective business partners. 

Main Responsibilities:


LEGAL STRATEGY
Ensures the implementation of legal strategy at local level.

 

BUDGET MANAGEMENT
Defines the local budget and monitors the spending and cost trends, reporting to the Region/ Area main variances.

 

LEGAL GENERAL TOPICS

  • Plans, coordinates and handles Countries legal matters, managing litigations and agreements, in line with Group Ferrero's position;
  • Identifies potential legal issues related to Countries business practices and policies and advises management in order to resolve claims and disputes prior to litigation;
  • Supports the business in drafting and reviews contracts, endorsements and agreement (commercial agreements, patent rights, property managements, services contracts, …);
  • Participates in structuring and negotiating transactions.

 

LITIGATIONS

  • Directly manages litigations in the Country, escalating the most relevant topics and issues
  • Manages and teams up with Ferrero delegated outside counsels to handle litigations

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Directly manages Corporate Governance issues in the Country in line with the Group Policies

 

MARKETING LAW
Reviews the local advertising and counsels local marketing to reduce the risk

 

INDUSTRIAL/OPERATING SUPPLY LEGAL MATTERS
Manages local legal matters related to industrial and operating supply, supporting the local plant (if existing) and local OS functions (i.e. contracts and agreements)

 

PRODUCT LIABILITY
Acts as a local antenna and support for central Competence Center on Product Liability topics

 

LEGISLATION

  • Reviews and interprets national legislation, providing professional guidance.
  • Is up-to-date and analyses the evolution of legislation and jurisprudence in the Countries of the Region (product law, competition law, food law, patent law, European law, ...).
  • Assures the compliance with local and state regulations of all Country initiative and practices.

 

COUNSELLING

  • Provides legal counsel and guidance to Region management and functions on matters involving legal issues
  • Keeps informed all involved functions on new legislation and Government regulations which might affect operations
  • Participates to Country Board, providing updates on ongoing legal matters and supporting the Region business

 

GOVERNANCE

  • Implement Group Legal Policies, Legal Operating Standards and Legal Tools locally
  • Set up procedures to reduce risk

Who we are looking for:

Profile

  • Master’s degree in law;
  • At least 4-6 years working experience preferably in the FMCG sector;
  • Knowledge of General Law, Commercial Law, Marketing Law, Competition Law/Anti monopoly Law/Antitrust Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy/Data protection;
  • Flexibility, organizational skills and management of priorities and deadlines;
  • Ability to work in team in different environments;
  • Goal oriented.

 

Languages

  • Fluent in English, other language is considered a plus.

 

IT Skills

  • Knowledge of MS Office.