Director Legal - Global Sales & Europe HQ

Director Legal - Global Sales & Europe HQ

adidas

Herzogenaurach, Germany

Purpose:

Act as “Strategic Business Partner”, “Advisor” and “Leader” to the Global Sales business units/functions and also the Europe HQ business unit/functions, taking responsibility for all relevant Legal & Compliance issues. Manage and lead the Legal team for Global Sales & Europe HQ , ensuring that they are providing the best legal & compliance advice, solutions and challenges to enable strategic initiatives and protecting and enhancing the Group’s assets. Serve as the Global Sales & Europe HQ extension of Global Legal to ensure consistent and high standard of all Global Legal standards and principles throughout those business units.

Key Accountabilities:

Strategically lead and be responsible for the provision of legal services and compliance requirements to GS & Europe HQ units.

Business Partnering

Take a pro-active role with the senior team leads of GS & Europe HQ, in the design and implementation of GS & Europe HQ strategic plans. Maintain a high level of interaction with senior team leads of GS & Europe HQ and actively help develop business strategy & initiatives with effective legal and compliance advice, measures, solutions and challenges.

Legal Role

Lead the management, negotiation and resolution of key, complex and high value legal and business issues for client groups within GS & Europe HQ. Lead selected GS & Europe HQ legal projects and co-ordinate their rollout across all Markets. Provide expert guidance and advice on key, complex and high value contract law matters and also on competion law/anti-trust matters supproting key strategic plan development.

Oversea the continual development of proactive and reactive training and learning materials that are applicable and relevant to stakeholders. Drive innovative and value-adding business processes, policies and solutions. Ensure and promote cross-functional collaboration and support the ‘One Group Legal team’ philosophy.

Compliance

Support the driving of an ethics and compliance culture and ensure all related matters are appropriately handled, including all aspects of communication, education, and the implementation of the Compliance program within key stakeholder business units and functions.

People

Create an environment which promotes and sets the foundation for excellence in execution. Create opportunities to act as a coach/mentor for legal and non-legal stakeholders.

Knowledge, Capabilities & Experience:

Ability to develop and implement strategy. An acute sense and experience of legal business management and administration with an ability to make practical evaluations of risk. Expert in contract law, drafting, negotiation and business counselling. Strong understanding and experience of competition law/anti-trust legal issues. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree and bar qualification.
  • 7+ years of law firm or corporate counsel experience in general corporate, transactional and commercial law.
  • Experience within a multinational company with multi-market teams.

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