We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to join our team in Panama. You will support the Nestlé group’s procurement with holistic, pragmatic and business oriented legal advice, with a focus on the services and indirect materials categories ((IT, Media / Marketing, Corporate services).
You will report directly to the General Counsel - Nestrade S.A., and will be integral part of the Legal Procurement Team fully dedicated to global procurement for the Nestlé Group.
Procurement at Nestlé :
As strategic partner of the business, we help the company achieving sustainable growth and we ensure responsibly sourced supply and value creation.
Located in hubs in Switzerland, Panama and Malaysia, our division provides a range of services, including the management of procurement for raw materials, packaging, indirect materials as well as other services.
For you, this will be the opportunity to become a real strategic partner delivering sustainable value and working with the business, for the business.
A day in the life of a Legal Counsel for Services & Indirect Materials
The provision of legal advice and support to the Services & Indirect Materials categories
To raise awareness, visibility and the importance of Legal matters to internal stakeholders / relevant clients.
To support the Legal Procurement Team in developing best in class form agreements, processes (including risk assessment) for above market transactions within Procurement.
To support on the establishment and implementation of effective and efficient workflow processes to ensure functional alignment with Legal at Zones, Markets and GMBs levels.
To protect the best interests of Nestlé, always aligned with the fundamental Corporate and Procurement policies (e.g. Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Standard, Nestlé Corporate Business Principles, Nestlé Code of Business Conduct etc.
and any other applicable internal policy / guideline.
Providing overall support relating to the ongoing legal requirements of the Procurement Company.
Supporting the General Counsel for Procurement in the management of the legal affairs of Procurement worldwide
What will make you successful
At least 5-7 years PQE as a lawyer
Experience of working in varied legal environments.
Previous experience in S&IM (IT, Media / Marketing, Corporate Services) procurement and FMCGs is a definite plus
An ability to provide informed advice in relation to activities and processes connected to the negotiation and procurement of goods and services
A highly developed contract drafting and negotiation skills
A highly developed knowledge of international and commercial law and practice. Experience in common law practice a plus.
The ability to apply the law to gain business advantage
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to handle an important workload, and to prioritize and manage client expectations
An ability to work with colleagues and manage stakeholders from different disciplines and cultures
Experience of managing high pressure / high visibility projects under the scrutiny of senior management
Fluency in spoken and written English at a professional level
We are looking for someone with excellent legal knowledge and strong negotiation and communication skills, who has the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.
If this sounds like you we look forward to receiving your application in English.