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- Head of Legal
21st November 2023
Our client is a fast growing company specialising in innovative logistics and parcel services to retailers, wholesalers and e-commerce companies. The company focuses on smaller parcels such as cosmetics, fashion and health products, and it utilises a range of technology to provide an innovative service that is scalable and agile. The company operates on a global basis offering a service from anywhere to anywhere to over 200+ destinations.
Role - Head of Legal / First In-house Counsel
To support the business and senior stakeholders, our client seeks to recruit a commercial solicitor (with logistics / parcel delivery experience) to assume the role of Head of Legal / First In-house Counsel.
The Head of Legal will have overall responsibility for the legal function, providing comprehensive legal support across all areas of the business. Example responsibilities will include: management of the legal function; providing pragmatic legal advice to the business; overseeing the formulation, planning and implementation of effective legal strategy; taking the lead on regulatory matters including data protection; drafting, negotiating and advising in relation to bespoke client contracts, plus a wide range of commercial supply contracts; providing general commercial and contractual advice; instructing and managing external lawyers; and keeping abreast of developments in law and regulation.
To assume the role of Head of Legal / First In-house Counsel, you must be an England & Wales qualified commercial solicitor with between 5 and 15 years' PQE.
Our client has a strong preference that you have demonstrable experience of international logistics, parcel delivery, warehousing and/or similar. Ideally you will have worked for another logistics business however applications are also welcome from those who have regularly engaged with parcel delivery/logistics companies, for example those working in the retail or e-commerce sectors.
What's on offer?
Our client is a new company that is rapidly growing and this presents a superb opportunity to shape the legal function and to have a significant impact on the business every day.
As the companies first dedicated in-house counsel, and as a member of the senior management team, you will put in place procedures, help devise strategy and direction, advise on novel and complicated queries, and generally protect the company from risk.
In addition to the exciting journey you can be a part of, our client is open to full-time or part-time working, and in addition to your salary you will be eligible to receive a bonus of up to 15%.
This role is fully home based and existing team members live near Manchester, London, Scotland and in other regions.
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