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Legal Counsel UK, Ireland & ANZ

Job Name

Legal Counsel UK, Ireland & ANZ

Country:

United Kingdom

City:

Winchester

Function:

Legal

Reporting Line:

Regional General Counsel EUROC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Amy Geng

About the role

Your Opportunity

As Legal Counsel, UK/Ireland/ANZ, based in Winchester, UK, you will work in close collaboration with the local leadership teams to provide business-oriented legal services in a fast-paced commercial and marketing environment. You will also perform cross functional and regional assignments, such as legal training, and boosting the compliance and GDPR awareness of the teams, under the supervision of the Regional General Counsel Europe.

About You
  • Pragmatic and business centric and able to adopt fearless commercial decisions 
  • Internally focused but externally aware with a high regard for results
  • Excited to work in a diverse environment reflecting teams whose diversification of thought inspires innovation and creativity with a “pinch of fun”

Responsibilities

With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Support to local Commercial teams, such as drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts and terms and conditions, adopting a risk-based approach which enables efficient solutions for tomorrow’s challenges and advances Bacardi’s interests 
  • Support to local Marketing teams (including IP and innovation) to enable growth and development of disruptive campaigns while mitigating legal and social responsibility risks
  • Enhance Governance and Compliance across the markets including the maintenance of GDPR requirements 
  • Defend Bacardi against complaints and regulatory investigations
  • Continually seek to expand knowledge of Bacardi’s business and expertise
  • Interact effectively with Legal Department colleagues, clients, and others to complete tasks accurately and efficiently and to enhance the reputation of the Legal Department

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Bachelor's Degree and LPC 
  • 3+ years of post qualification experience in commercial law practice, either in a law firm and/or in FMCG industries.
  • Proven track record in providing legal advice in areas including contracts, competition law, data protection and intellectual property law.
  • Fluent English, and a second European language is an advantage.
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and precision
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • High level of professionalism, initiative, and flexibility to maintain the trust and confidence of the business community and to respond to changing workload demands
  • Curious innovator, asking questions to gather the right insight to provide the best solutions
  • Ability to navigate your way through complexity and enjoy working in ambiguity and with autonomy
  • Strong bias for action and focus on results, seeing the business as if it is your own
  • Willing to evolve in a multicultural environment which mirrors the rich diversities of the consumers within the markets

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.