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Head of Legal: Vaillant Group UK

Head of Legal: Vaillant Group UK

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Vaillant Group UK is a manufacturing success story and is the market leader in the UK domestic heating market, with leading products in the gas boiler and renewable sectors. Valliant Group worldwide has net sales of c£2 billion, 12,000 employees and over 30 million customers.

The success of Vaillant comes from its focus and strategy on it's Customers, Products, Processes and Employees. At the core of the business is their use of highly efficient technologies and the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm displayed by their employees. It is clear to see that team work lies at the heart of this incredibly successful organisation.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced lawyer to join Vaillant as Head of Legal, UK and Ireland and report to a Group Senior Legal Counsel based in the headquarters in Germany. The role of the Head of Legal, UK and Ireland is to deliver a comprehensive legal service to the UK & Ireland in all relevant legal matters focusing on a wide range of areas including commercial, contractual and company secretarial projects and assume disciplinary responsibility, thereby ensuring that high quality and pragmatic legal advice is provided to the Board of Directors, Management and all units of the UK companies of Valliant Group.

This is likely to cover areas such as:

* Legal Advice: A wide range of commercial, contractual and corporate issues. This will include drafting and negotiating all types of contracts as well as advising senior and operational management in Sales, Purchasing, Logistics, Property and Finance. Attending meetings with key customers to assist and advise on and negotiate terms and conditions. You will also take a lead on corporate acquisitions and disposals with external assistance when required.
* Compliance & Corporate Governance: Ensuring the implementation of corporate governance projects (board composition, rules of procedure) and compliance standards of Valliant Group, in particular antitrust, anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering, taking into account the local environment.
* Board Member and Company Secretarial, Insurance & Property: board member of certain UK group companies, completion of statutory obligations, insurance management and management of property related legal advice.

This is an opportunity that offers everything from high class working conditions, a technologically advanced product portfolio, collegiate work environment and a company positioned for growth. With this comes the need for a highly commercial and down to earth lawyer to assist the company with its commercial endeavours.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have a strong commercial/corporate law background (with at least 7 years of broad professional experience) and be used to working at a senior level. Whether currently working in-house at a multinational company or in private practice at a reputable law firm what is of prime importance is that you are able to convey real commercial and business acumen.

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