Head of Legal Unit


Organization Name: FLOCERT
Location: Bonn, Germany
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 20 Nov 2023, 04:04 am
Closing Date: 14 Dec 2023, 12:00 am

Head of Legal Unit (m/f/div)

• Job Share: Full-time (40 hours per week), part-time possible upon agreement with min. of 80 %
• Location: FLOCERT GmbH Headquarter Bonn, Germany
• Salary: The salary and benefit package depend upon qualifications and experience
• Start date: 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible


We are looking for our new Head of the Legal Unit at FLOCERT in Bonn. In your new position, you will have the chance to drive the transformation of FLOCERT into a data driven solutions provider and play your strengths in liaising with the Supervisory Board. As Head of the Legal Unit you will lead a team of 1 to 2 staff members.

The Legal Unit is part of FLOCERT’s larger Central Services Department led by the Director Central Services. It provides legal services to FLOCERT GmbH and coordinates legal services for its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, India, South Africa, USA and the UK.

Your responsibilities

• Management of the unit and responsibility for the high-quality and efficient performance of sovereign tasks as well as services internally and externally
• Responsibility for all legal issues relating to FLOCERT’s business activities, dealing with colleagues from all different departments, the Managing Director and the wider Leadership Team as well as FLOCERT’s Supervisory Board
• Analysis of complex legal issues and, together with the team members, prepare legal statements, develop and execute solutions taking into account legal as well as economic risks
• Development and implementation of the legal framework required to transform FLOCERT from a certification body to a data driven assurance / verification and solutions provider
• Support the establishment, development and implementation of Fairtrade network-wide initiatives to be hosted by FLOCERT, e.g., Digital Centre of Excellence, with the correct governance, legal and data trust framework
• Preparation of area-related directives and measures including reporting/opinions for management decisions to be taken
• Key contact for local and international external legal counsels including coordination of their activities
• Further development of standards, establishment of new structures, support in the implementation as well as monitoring of FLOCERT’s group-wide compliance and risk management activities
• Support and further development of the digital legal and contract management system
• Development and provision of inhouse trainings on various legal topics

Your qualifications, experience and skills

• Qualified lawyer (“Volljurist*in) under German law or comparable international qualification
• Legal focus: corporate law, data protection and IT law, commercial as well as contract law
• Multiple years of related post-graduate professional work experience in a global organisation and / or law firm
• Fluency in English and German, both verbal and written; fluency in French or Spanish would be an asset
• Professional work experience with governing bodies, e.g., Supervisory Board, Audit Committee etc.
• Experience related to Compliance Management and Data Governance; additional experience in connection with regulatory environment of private certification standards would supportive
• Profound business economic knowledge and understanding, sense of responsibility, willingness to make decisions and be assertive
• Great team player with the ability to develop creative solutions with the team as well as internal stakeholders and implementing them in a legally secure manner
• Pro-active, pragmatic working style with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
• Ability to multitasking focused on detail and delivery
• Work experience in an international, multi-cultural environment
• Very good command of MS Office
• Motivation for Fairtrade

What we offer

• International work environment
• Company culture of dialogue and respect
• Onboarding and welcome management
• Open-minded and value-driven colleagues living our mission
• Hybrid work (up to four days per week remote working possible) & flexible working hours
• Attractive package, e.g.: occupational pension scheme, capital forming benefits, childcare scheme and more
• Opportunities to make a meaningful impact
• Learning and development opportunities
• Chance for motivated staff to grow

How to apply

Click on the lower button “APPLY NOW!” and submit your application documents (motivation letter, CV, reference letters) in English.

Please kindly note that we only accept online applications and only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted. You will, in any case, receive a notice of the outcome of the selection process.

Do you still have questions? Then give us a call or send us an email.

FLOCERT GmbH | Bonner Talweg 177 | 53129 Bonn | Regina Jatzke (HR Manager - Recruiting & Employer Branding)

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