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Legal Counsel

Zaventem, Belgium Legal & Governance Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: 246936

Date posted: 05/07/2024

Who you are

We are looking for a qualified Legal Counsel who:

- Has a master degree in law from a Belgian University with very good achievement and a minimum of 3 years professional experience in a legal environment;
- Has a solid knowledge and application of legislation, legal systems and government policies in business and commercial environment;
- Can act as a strategic business partner, with analytical skills able to translate business needs into legal solutions;
- Has a sense of urgency and result orientation;
- Has a problem solving ability;
- Has strong people skills and is an excellent communicator;
- is resilient to stress and is able to work directly with business managers;
- Is approachable and adaptable to ensure good interaction and collaboration as we are an international, diverse and inclusive business with people from all walks of life and backgrounds;
- Native language: Dutch and/or French
- English: fluent written and spoken (it is our group language)

Your responsibilities

The role is based in Zaventem and reports to the Country Legal Manager in Belgium. You will be working closely with the business in Belgium and with our legal colleagues all over the world.

You will:
- Give day to day legal support to the business and take clear responsibility for the legal matters;
- Drive forward the legal topics as well as support implementation of standard processes and ways of working for our company;
- Support procurement in negotiating commercial agreements;
- handle corporate housekeeping;
- Actively support the business to secure the rights and assess the obligations in order to reduce exposure to legal risks;
- Create awareness and understanding of the legal aspects or the business.
- Actively support the Country Legal Manager to secure the legal function will be a center of expertise in the field of legal and governance, update IKEA Belgium on trends and changes in legislation and related cross-border matters.

Our team within Ikea

When the world is changing we’re the ones who make sure that we are up to date and that local and international laws are harmonised with the best interest of IKEA and our customers. We’re diligent and work together to make sure our business is on top of the legalities and guidelines governance requires. If people were to describe our team they would probably say that we have a lot of integrity, vast capacity and great dedication to detail. Oh, and that we have a lot of fun together.

Apply now!

At IKEA, we like to give you the space to take control of your own development and growth. We believe in entrepreneurship and initiative and want to make it easy for you. In the first few weeks/months, you will be offered a 5-step development plan to get you started, with enough personal space to create the learning moments you need.
We offer this structure and a supportive network of colleagues who will make sure you feel comfortable in this situation and give you time to learn, make mistakes and develop.
In addition to a competitive remuneration, we offer:
- Eco-vouchers
- End-of-year bonus, holiday pay and sector premiums
- An additional allowance if you come by bike
- Private leasing of an electric bike, we are happy to give you a boost
- Comprehensive hospitalization insurance
- A private accidents insurance
- Pension savings
- We also offer extra-legal holidays, seniority holidays and for full-time colleagues 6 extra days off
- A canteen where you can eat delicious food at very democratic prices
- IKEA Tack! Loyalty reward, an additional deposit into your retirement savings based on our global results and your loyalty to IKEA
- ONE IKEA Bonus: an additional bonus based on country results
- IKEA Benefits at work: a portal offer you great discount for well-known stores and brands
- IKEA staff discount 15% on all your purchases
- A Mobile of your choice (Apple or Android) and a corresponding subscription
- Team outings & staff parties, because togetherness is very important to us
- A nice extra in case of legal cohabitation/marriage/birth/retirements to celebrate these beautiful moments