For almost 30 years, G-Star RAW has pushed the boundaries of denim design, changing an industry obsessed with the past by manifesting its own vision of the future. All individuals who want to leave a lasting impact, make a positive difference, and inspire others along the way, are invited to join G-Star on the journey as they create the next 30 years of history. G-Star RAW’s ambition is to be recognized as the leading denim company that creates tomorrow’s classics. The mission is to inspire people to be game-changers by being one. G-Star has three core values that capture their philosophy today; RAW: Real, honest and authentic. To be RAW is to be unpretentious, but also seductive and rebellious. Both inside and outside the company, they value diversity and applaud an original point of view. Empathic: G-Star is the curious company with a genuine interest in individuals. They want to be empathic to people’s needs: their consumers, their employees and everyone who works in their supply chain. G-Star is highly considerate to the footprint we leave on this planet. Design-Led: G-Start is the creative, design-driven company that puts quality first and strives balance aesthetics and functionality. G-Star design with the future in mind: directional, durable and sustainable.
The in-house Legal & Corporate Affairs (LCA) department consists of lawyers, paralegals and brand protection coordinators, working to enhance and protect the business and brands on a daily basis in order to support all our global companies.
Legal Counsel with focus on Legal Operations
The Legal Counsel position is a generalist role and will involve managing and supporting projects across the range of legal areas supported by the Legal team. As Legal Counsel, you adapt to changing priorities in line with the business and organizational needs. In addition, you operate independently in a fast-changing environment and will work proactively with cross-functional teams of the business of G-Star across the world. Legal Counsel key focus is to optimize the different legal work streams within G-Star to ensure that LCA delivers legal services in an efficient and cost-effective way. To support the improvement of the legal processes, you actively monitor the technological developments. Legal Counsel will report to the General Counsel and will work closely together with all members of the Legal department. Besides, you will also work as Legal Counsel. You will work on issues relating to commercial contracting, in particular omnichannel (retail) distribution and related topics, as well as corporate matters and processes, regulatory and compliance or legal aspects of marketing campaigns.
The main tasks of this position are outlined below: • Assist with day-to-day legal team organisation and operations • Drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of contracts and other legal documents • Legal research and maintaining the department’s knowledge system • Contribute to compliance and process optimisation with the aim on risk control • Drafting and managing legal templates, rules and guidelines (in collaboration with senior legal counsel) • Maintain and improve (and implement when needed) contracts management system, corporate housekeeping system, compliance programs and policies including GDPR • Make significant contributions to process design efforts to positively impact the Legal team • Assist with leveraging existing tooling to develop new use cases and identifying new legal tooling and technology solutions • Support and manage various projects within the department as they arise.
- 5 or more years of relevant experience, ideally leading Legal Operations or Knowledge Management at a high-growth technology company or at a law firm; previous experience as a Legal Counsel, Contracts Manager or Paralegal.
- Proven knowledge of technology, project management skills
- Bachelor or Master degree in Dutch Law
- Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, as well as being a self-starter and a team player
- Detail-oriented, organised, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through skills
- Good people skills to work closely with colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the International organization
- Excellent English and Dutch written and verbal communication skills required
Working in an international and dynamic organisation. G-Star offers a competitive salary and benefits.
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Since 2001 Remco Abeln and Nick Spenkelink have been committed to matching the right lawyer with the right legal function. ISLEGAL is specialised in finding the perfect lawyer or solicitor for your organisation – permanent or temporary. We have many years of experience and a large network of lawyers with various ambitions and capacities. Whether it concerns a temporary or a permanent position: we look further than a CV and profile sketch to ascertain which candidate is the best candidate. Our extensive experience enables us to be aware of the underlying aspects which are important for a successful relationship between client and lawyer – in the short and long term. We are transparent in our methods as well as our costs.