Sustainability (Environmental) Counsel for Europe

Sustainability (Environmental) Counsel for Europe

HPE - Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Multiple Locations

HP’s Global Legal Affairs Department has a terrific job opportunity for an experienced sustainability attorney be based in Europe or the United Kingdom. We are looking for a talented attorney with an agile mind and a good sense of humor to join us in supporting our ambitious Sustainable Impact 2030 goals and advancing our business while living our values. You will be a trusted advisor to business groups around the world and called upon to advise creatively and effectively on complex legal challenges and business initiatives.

You will be part of a larger team responsible for counseling HP on a broad range of environmental, health & safety, chemicals, advertising, human rights, EHS and product matters. You will work closely with legal colleagues around the world and work directly with global business functions in supply chain, procurement, design, sales, marketing and operations. Principal duties include (i) supporting or driving environmental, human rights and other social responsibility initiatives; (ii) advising on policy and regulatory changes; and (iii) providing legal support to HP teams implementing the programs that will achieve our ambitious Sustainable Impact Goals.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations and be adept at driving consensus, willing to find novel solutions. If you thrive on challenging puzzles and like to collaborate to find the best solution, we think you will be a great fit for our fun, supportive and fast paced environment. We offer a chance to work with colleagues who lead with respect and integrity and the opportunity to develop your career working for one of the world's most trusted brands. Bonus: you won’t be bored!

Job Responsibilities

Advise on complex environmental compliance issues, sometimes with other specialist lawyers and compliance professionals. You may be called on to advice on existing or evolving regulation across the full range of sustainability measures which may include laws regulating materials used in hardware, chemicals products (inks, toners and 3D supplies), take-back, eco-design, waste, responsible sourcing, modern slavery, climate reporting and responsible marketing.

  • Assist in policy development;
  • Assist in advocacy;
  • Exercise significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine the best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives;
  • Develop and implement effective tools, processes, and training materials;
  • Represent HP in negotiations with regulators;
  • Lead efforts to assess risk in marketing messaging and customer communications and participate as part of the team on strategic advertising campaigns;
  • Support sustainability aspects of sales pursuits with key customers, including direct negotiations;
  • Assist in due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in law (JD, LLM or equivalent) with excellent academic credentials;
  • Licensed in the relevant jurisdiction as a lawyer, in house lawyer, solicitor or the equivalent;
  • At least 10 years qualified, with at least 7 years of experience advising clients on a core set of sustainability laws (expertise in all sustainability laws around the world is not realistic nor it is expected);
  • Outstanding communication skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with clients;
  • Positive attitude, high energy and a sense of humor;
  • Strong ability to work independently and efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment;
  • Must be able to work seamlessly as part of an international team, and across multiple organizations and time zones;
  • Consistently able to deliver practical and effective solutions;
  • Highest ethical standards.

Desirable Attributes And Skills

  • Experience with litigation, even if not in the environmental area;
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating sales agreements;
  • Expertise in advertising law;
  • Human rights expertise;
  • Fluency in Spanish or French.

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