At Global Business Services (GBS), we are the internal Deutsche Post DHL Group services division that provides support services to all our divisions. We cluster key services functions such as IT, Consulting, Legal, Risk & Insurance, Procurement and Real Estate and employ approximately 10, 000 staff across five continents. The GBS advantage lies in leveraging the internal cross functional professionals who understand core logistics business and enable business units to have more time to focus on core operations.
Within our Legal community, we are committed to providing best in class legal advice to the businesses in all our divisions as well as manage key stakeholder relations. We are looking to recruit a Legal Counsel, based in Senec/Bratislava, Slovakia, to join our Legal team for 14 months maternity leave coverage contract.
What will you be accountable for?
•Advise members of business on legal and related risks associated with DPDHL's operations in area of responsibility in the Slovakia.
•Involved in providing a comprehensive "one-stop-shop" for subject matter legal expertise operations.
•Review legal analyses and make recommendations to senior management on how to respond to legal issues or proposed changes in laws and regulations.
•Review and approve legal contracts, letters of agreement, and other documents related to a variety of transportation, logistics, trade, commercial, financial, and operational matters (e.g., loans, leases, purchase agreements, acquisitions, divestitures, employment contracts) to protect the organization’s legal and business interests.
•Advise business on legal trends and developing areas of law.
•Design and implement legal risk mitigation strategies in own area of responsibility.
•Work with supervisor to manage all aspects of internal and external legal spend in area of responsibility.
•Responsible for assuring organization's legal interests are best represented and protected in customer, vendor and third party contracts; active participant in negotiating such contracts in area of responsibility.
•Responsible for defending the organization's legal interests in litigation and claims in area of responsibility which may include external legal spend in sub-region with highest level responsibility.
What will you need as a successful Legal Counsel?
•University law degree
•Subject matter expert with ability to apply legal knowledge and expertise in business environment
•At least 3 years of legal practice either within a commercial law firm or in-house legal department
•Experience in transport law and employment law would be a plus
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Strong analytical skills
•Very good English skills in writing and speaking as the role reports to international management
•German language skills would be a plus
We are looking forward to receive your application!