Legal Counsel


Are you an experienced Legal Counsel with international FMCG or retail experience? Are you a strong communicator and good in building relationships? Then we are looking for you!

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The Legal Counsel is member of a team of in-house legal professionals, responsible for the provision of Legal services for all divisions of West Coast Supply Group, a multinational wholesale trading company in FMCG premium brands, covering a total of 75+ countries in the FMCG industry. You report directly to the General Counsel.

This is how you tackle your day. You: 
  • Interact with and provide (pro-active) commercial legal support to all divisions, working directly with our International Traders as well as Logistics & Supply Chain;
  • Responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of commercial contracts, such as purchase, supply, agency, distribution and logistics;
  • Deliver face-to-face training to our International Traders on areas like commercial contracting and compliance;
  • Providing legal support in developing new and innovative own brands;
  • Support the business in case of commercial disputes and litigation;
  • Liaise with and monitor (international) external advisors;
  • Keep up with new legislation, market developments and proactively advise management on this.

This is you!

We are looking for a legal professional with international FMCG and/or retail experience and strong social and communication skills.

  • Master of Laws Degree (or similar qualification);
  • More than 5 years of experience, which would include at least relevant working experience as an attorney in a law firm and experience as a Legal Counsel within an international business environment;
  • Solid knowledge of Intellectual Property laws, Competition laws and international trade (incoterms and trade compliance);
  • Background in FMCG business and/or retail is a must;
  • Business oriented and dedicated team player with a pragmatic “find a way not an excuse” approach;
  • Service-minded, able to work independently in a culture rich and fast-paced international organization;
  • Good judgement and analytical skills;
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity;
  • Eager, result driven and a true problem solver;
  • Organized, proactive and an approachable person with a hands on mentality;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook), good knowledge of Excel;
  • Excellent social and communication skills in English, both written and verbal (German, Spanish and Dutch are a plus).

    Being part of West Coast Supply Group means:

    Having the freedom to find your own winning formula. We are a multicultural (we currently have 30+ nationalities in our team) and dynamic group of individuals, who all share a top-scoring mentality and a commercial mindset. You will feel part of our team, meet amazing colleagues, and make new friends in no time. West Coast Supply Group’s people make it a power factory; the open-minded and collaborative team is key to (y)our success: we cheer each other on, you can ask for help, and you have the freedom to be your own entrepreneur.


    You can look forward to:

    • A competitive salary & benefits à la carte package, including options for selling and buying vacation days, a Diversity Day and much more…
    • A customised plan with your personal and professional goals and growth opportunities
    • Open ears for your innovation and ideas, and room for realising them
    • A warm and healthy lunch in our restaurant
    • An after-lunch stroll along the beautiful canals of Leiden, right outside the office or the time to challenge your colleagues to a game of ping pong, darts or table soccer
    • A celebratory kroket: every great deal gets cheered on with a free kroket for everyone. Yay!
    • A drink at the bar on our top floor every Friday afternoon
    • Awesome team events and legendary annual parties


       Let's go!

      Contact us and tell us more about who you are by applying with your resume and cover letter addressed to Esther Schudel, Recruiter.

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      Contact me to discuss the role and to get answers to your questions.

      Esther Schudel - Recruiter

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