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Legal Counsel (M/F)


24.05.2022 | Porto | Referência: 2044026


Legal Counsel (M/F)


Your new company:

Kantar have an exciting role for an enthusiastic, organised and commercially-oriented Legal Counsel. The successful candidate will perform a key role providing transactional support to the Kantar business, including reviewing and drafting contracts using templates, playbooks and policies, liaising with and providing guidance to stakeholders in Kantar divisions and functions, and supporting the strategic initiatives of the in-house legal function. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a fast growing in-house legal function aligned to creating value add for Kantar and which is focused on the growth and development of its team members. The ideal candidate for this role will develop a thorough understanding of Kantar’s multifaceted business in market research and data insights.

Your new role:

  • Provide proactive support to draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements using legal knowhow, templates, playbooks and policies, and analysing legal and commercial risks to craft appropriate legal solutions

  • Assist in developing and refining Legal team knowhow including template agreements, playbooks and policies to address the evolving needs of a growing business and driving process simplification

  • You will demonstrate a keen ability to identify legal and business issues, including alignment with Kantar’s business principles and propose solutions to manage issues including collaborative engagement with subject matter experts and applying governance processes including briefing senior stakeholders

  • Build trusting relationships with senior stakeholders and clients

  • Work closely with internal clients from all business units to support their objectives and advise and provide training on legal risks and opportunities related to their strategy

What you'll need to succeed:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working at a top law firm or in-house legal department with a focus on commercial transactional practice

  • Fluent in English

  • Member of the legal profession in the UK, US or Portugal

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong business acumen and ability to advise on business-related legal issues

  • Competency in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; strong working background in client, partner and/or supplier agreements

  • Data protection and/or intellectual property experience in relation to commercial contracts would be desirable

  • Application and development of legal knowhow to achieve commercially desirable outcomes, using drafting and negotiation skills. Proactively develop tools and knowhow to support knowledge dissemination and application

  • A team player who engages in purposeful collaborating with legal team members and clients (no job is too small or too large)

  • Able to work effectively across regions, cultures and time zones

  • The ability to organise work and competing priorities and manage expectations of stakeholders.

  • An independent and strategic thinker and willing to take on additional responsibilities

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and evolving business

  • A commitment to personal development and learning and a focus on continual improvement

What the company can offer you

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.

Next step

Please share with us you English resume if you match these skills and have the willingness to join this ambitious project at Kantar.