Legal Manager


For more than 265 years, Jacobs Douwe Egberts has been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today their coffee & tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries around the world through iconic household names including: Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia. What’s it like to work at Jacobs Douwe Egberts? They are proud of their passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Their goal is simple and ambitious – Jacobs Douwe Egberts: A coffee for every cup.

The Global Legal Department of Jacobs Douwe Egberts consists of a group of lawyers who are working in various countries around the globe, next to a concise team at the Head Offices in Amsterdam, the global trademarks group and the patent team. Jacob Douwe Egberts promises a challenging role in a dynamic environment. Working with JDE means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The company embraces teamwork, celebrating success and supporting one another. Their associates work with a diverse group of like- minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing – all across the world.

Legal Manager

Jacobs Douwe Egberts are looking for a Legal Manager to support the Dutch market who will be based at their offices in Utrecht. In the Netherlands Jacobs Douwe Egberts sells coffee and tea products branded Douwe Egberts, L’OR, Senseo and Pickwick. Responsibilities and Key activities:

  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts are looking for a Legal Manager to support the growth agenda in their business units in the Netherlands. The incumbent will be a sparring partner for the local management teams.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for all legal and compliance affairs in the Dutch business units, including out-of-home and retail units and the manufacturing units with factories in Utrecht and Joure. The incumbent will advise in the area of marketing & innovation, consumer and business law, contract law and on intellectual property and regulatory topics.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of the global Legal and Compliance strategies, and for ensuring full compliance of the business units with applicable legislation;
  • The incumbent will be responsible for outside Legal Counsel Engagements. The successful candidate will cooperate with external legal counsel in strategic litigations in the Dutch market.
  • Qualified Dutch lawyer
  • Having 5 to 8 years post qualified commercial experience with an established law firm or (preferably) FMCG company.
  • Possessing a strong experience in advertising law, business law, contract law, intellectual property, regulatory matters, anti-trust law, data privacy and relevant compliance matters.
  • The incumbent will require a strategic mind-set, the ability to act autonomously.
  • Ability to act as a self-starter.
  • Relevant IT and Legal Tech skills.
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English.
The offer

Competitive Base + Bonus + Benefits


If you are interested in this position please sent your resume and coverletter to Sylwia Leszczucka via mail;

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