Senior Legal Counsel, Schneider Electric Finland Oy

Espoo, UUSI

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Senior Legal Counsel for Finland and Baltic zone

Schneider Electric is looking for an experienced legal counsel to be based in our office in Espoo, Leppävaara. The role of legal counsel will be part of the Global Legal Department (GLD) and report directly to the Head of Legal for Northern Europe based in the Netherlands.

Your Responsibilities

As Senior Legal Counsel your overall responsibility will be to support the Northern Europe zone in local business related activities. You will provide counsel and support within a range of legal areas such as commercial contract law, procurement law, labour law and compliance (M & A, intellectual property law and insurance law will not be part of the direct responsibilities of the position).

More specifically, you will:
  • Prepare and review contract terms and conditions (sales and purchasing).
  • Support negotiations.
  • Assist in pre-litigation / claims and oversee litigation.
  • Assist in local real estate matters and employment issues.
  • Help to ensure compliance and to manage risk in accordance with applicable legal requirements and Group policies.
  • Provide reasonable assistance to other members of the GLD as requested by the Legal Management.

Your Experience and Personal Qualifications

In order to take on this position you should be a fully qualified lawyer authorized to practice law in Finland having a Bachelor of Laws degree or higher. You have minimum of six years of relevant post qualification experience in commercial and competition law, ideally in an in-house environment and preferably in a construction, oil & energy or renewables and environment sector. We expect that you have a solid experience in reviewing and preparing agreements and independently performing negotiations. Additionally experience with construction law, including YSE1998, is a strong advantage.

You are highly respected in your field and known as a person with high integrity. You have strong collaboration skills and easily form relations in a multicultural environment. You are commercially minded, structured and meticulous and enjoy working in a high pace without compromising on the level of detail and quality. Furthermore you are able to handle complex legal issues in a pragmatic and solution-oriented manner.

You will work in an international setting and it is required that you master Finnish and English fluently. Furthermore, a good command of Danish or Swedish would be a definite advantage. You are also PC literate and self-sufficient and you are proficient in MS Office. Some international travel may be required.

Our offer

We offer you a position with great responsibility and independence, where you will have a central role close to our customers. This is an interesting position in a global leading energy management and automation company with good benefits and international career prospects.

Are you interested?

Please submit your online application with your CV and personal letter (in English) as soon as possible or latest by August 31st 2017. We are hoping to find a suitable candidate promptly and will process the applications as we receive them.

For more information, please contact Talent Acquisition Specialist Eija-Riitta Uitto +358 50 304 7008.

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25B in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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