Senior Legal Counsel

  • Salary: benefits that will get you excited
  • Location: Whyteleafe, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent

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Senior Legal Counsel

Head Office – Whyteleafe, Surrey (2/3 days in the office)

Competitive salary + benefits that will get you excited

Ann Summers is SEXY, DARING, PROVOCATIVE and NAUGHTY – we push boundaries and buttons to give our customers exactly what they want!

We’re the destination brand for must-have lingerie and sex toy innovation and stand proud as the authority in our industry. We passionately champion sexual liberation and believe that every woman in the world should feel like the sexiest woman in the world!

Whether you’re working at our head office or in one of our stores, one thing that’s guaranteed is no two days are the same. We’re a unique brand with a phenomenally talented team of experts across all our channels – together we’re empowered to achieve the brand’s global vision.

We are looking to collaborate with someone who will steer the company’s legal strategy and add value by working closely with the board on all legal matters. The role will be extremely diverse with a focus on providing commercial and regulatory advice. You will ensure that the company operates within the law at all times, offer counsel on legal issues, create an effective guardianship of the organisation and facilitate business strategy development. Ultimately ensuring legal compliance and mitigating risk.

So, what would you be doing?...

* Draft, review and advice on commercial agreements.
* Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
* Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of internal factors
* Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
* Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
* Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
* Base your decision-making process on ethics and integrity
* Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
* Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsel, suppliers)
* Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
* Meet legal objectives
* Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across the legal and related areas
* Keep abreast of legislative changes
* Manage external legal costs and use of external counsel

You need to be this kind of person…

* Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and simplicity for your customers.
* Able to work and learn quickly in a fast-paced, fun, and dynamic environment.
* Care about doing a great job and pushing boundaries with the quality of what you do.
* Strong technical expertise and problem-solving skills.
* Able to quickly assess situations, identify gaps, develop insights, and propose solutions.

We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this role you will need to have

* You'll be a qualified lawyer with practical experience in private practice or in an in-house team
* Experience working on commercial contracts with retail, e-commerce or wholesale focus.
* A combination of environmental, product safety, product insurance, property, IP and/or tax law knowledge would be an advantage
* Ability to review and analyse contracts / other commercial documents and summarise key issues for key stakeholders
* Experience in contract negotiation and an ability to lead/manage deals
* Proactive and positive and enjoy working in a collegiate and collaborative way
* Effective communicator with a commercial approach
* Ability to work under pressure, to tight time scales and manage stakeholder expectation

We regret that due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss the role and their experience further.

Ann Summers complies with all GDPR policies and by responding to this ad your details will be kept on record for a total of 6 months unless expressed otherwise.

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