Senior Legal Counsel - Employment Law

Senior Legal Counsel - Employment Law

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Job Description is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel - Employment Law to join our Legal & Public Affairs (LPA) team in Amsterdam HQ. Within LPA, you will form part of the global employment law team and be the go-to person for the HR department to offer insight into, and advice about, legal matters relating to global employment law (with a significant element of Dutch employment law) as well as global projects that require (global) employment law assistance. So, day-to-day, you will combine both your academic and hands-on knowledge of law with your interpersonal skills. Additionally, you will demonstrate your ability to work independently and flexibly in’s fast-changing environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide advice on the full range of (global) employment law and HR practice areas.
  • Contribute to global projects based on general knowledge of labour laws.
  • Contribute legal expertise to a wide range of HR activities such as employment conditions, organisational changes, disciplinary actions, employment contracts, investigations, managing sick employees, dismissals and settlement agreements, engagement with trade unions and works councils and DEI initiatives.
  • Align business strategy and corporate activities (including transactions) with local employment law requirements.
  • Proactively keep up with new legislation, case law and market development to anticipate any upcoming legal change and ensure is compliant.
  • Proactively inform and train the HR department on new developments in employment law.
  • Provide pragmatic and effective legal support to manage employment law and HR-related risks.
  • Co-develop and review employment policies and procedures.
  • Draft and update legal templates and HR-related documents.
  • Advise on and assist with employee representation/works council/trade union matters.
  • Willingness to deep-dive into other fields of expertise, and make it your own.

Skills and experience required:

  • An academic degree in Law is mandatory, a Dutch (employment) Law degree is a plus
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a top tier Law firm and/or major corporation
  • Experience in providing counsel and advice across the full spectrum of employment law, preferably in one or all of the following jurisdictions: Netherlands, France, Spain and/or Italy.
  • Experience with works council processes
  • Ability to explain complex legal topics in a clear and concise manner
  • Capable of handling complex and high risk cases
  • Ability to work autonomously, proactively and on time sensitive matters
  • Capable of adapting and responding to both changing and sensitive situations
  • Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
  • Solution oriented and result driven
  • Proactive, flexible and capable of working independently as well as working in a team
  • Good communication skills - fluent in English is a must-have
  • Ability to multi-task with a flexible attitude

Further skills we are looking for:

  • Aligning with’s Values (Think Customer First, Succeed Together, Own It, Learn Forever, Do the Right Thing)
  • Being curious, flexible, and a creative & pragmatic problem solver
  • Confident yet collaborative
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels within the organisation
  • Being proactive, resilient and having the drive to get things done
  • Having sound judgement and the ability to see the big picture and simultaneously appreciate the details necessary to operationalise the strategy
  • Having the courage to take positions and make tough judgment calls
  • Being a team player, self aware and a good listener - a diverse group will always find the best solution!
  • Ability to move with agility, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Forward thinking with an interest in emerging issues in legal and policy

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