Legal Counsel - Bilingual - Based in Sydney or Shanghai

Pandora Group

  • Sydney, NSW Shanghai
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
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Legal Counsel - Bilingual - Based in Sydney or Shanghai

Created: 26-07-2020

Deadline:

Category: Legal

Location: Sydney Australia or Shanghai China

We are looking for a new legal counsel for the owned and operated markets in Asia and the Pacific (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, etc.). You will be part of the Global Legal & Compliance department based around the world, including in the Global Office in Copenhagen and several of our offices in Europe, Americas and Asia.

LEGAL COUNSEL MANAGER - English & Mandarin

You will support and advise on legal matters affecting Pandora's business in our owned and operated markets in Asia and the Pacific with a focus on lease agreements, corporate housekeeping, transactional work, enforcement of intellectual property rights, privacy, and marketing/advertising matters. The position will be based in our Sydney office, and reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Asia and the Pacific, who is based in our Global Office headquarters in Copenhagen.

Pandora is a company with a big heart that takes great pride in treating our people well. You will be part of an exciting business area and work in an international hub of can-do spirited, passionate and performance-driven people.

Job description and areas of responsibility:

We are looking for a new legal counsel for the owned and operated markets in Asia and the Pacific (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, etc.). You will be part of the Global Legal & Compliance department based around the world, including in the Global Office in Copenhagen and several of our offices in Europe, Americas and Asia.

Tasks & Duties include the following:
  • Reviewing and drafting of contracts dealing with a wide variety of subject matters, but in particular lease and franchise agreements,
  • Advising the company on marketing, promotional and advertising matters,
  • Managing employment law matters arising from both retail stores and corporate offices,
  • Managing litigation and business disputes, including coordination with outside counsel,
  • Providing legal advice, counselling and support to management regarding general retail law and regulatory matters,
  • Company secretarial works for the different legal entities,
  • Advising on compliance and privacy matters/policies and the use of consumer data,
  • Providing legal support and advice regarding other legal matters, and
  • Assisting the IP team with enforcement of Pandora's intellectual property rights on ad hoc basis.
Skills required:
  • Participate in the development and play a vital role in the execution of strategies, business plans, processes, policies and guidelines,
  • Identify overall risks and opportunities within the designated area; drive decision making processes in coordination with immediate manager and local/cluster management,
  • Actively participate in relevant fora, increases legal awareness and contribute to the implementation of best practices across functions, and
  • Proactively build relations with and work closely together with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the legal and compliance agenda is integrated in business decisions and that legally driven decisions are aligned with the business.
  • It is vital that you possess a significant degree of independence in the day-to-day operation of your designated areas of responsibility.
  • Our corporate language is English, so you must have strong English communication skills. Proficiency with simplified and traditional Chinese is also a requirement for this position.
As a member of Global Legal & Compliance, you will be required to pitch in on a wide variety of matters. Prior in-house experience with consumer products and/or retail/ franchise systems is preferred. The position requires a confident and experienced candidate who is comfortable in a fast paced environment. Superior communication and relationship building skills are critical. Transparency and openness is crucial for this position. You must be comfortable interacting with various levels in the organization and operating in a matrixed environment. You will have at least 5 years of relevant experience, ideally including both in-house and law firm training. You must have a demonstrated willingness to act as a team player, will be intellectually curious, detail oriented and interested in personal and professional improvement.

In addition, you have/are
  • Experience working in/with countries in Asia,
  • Sound risk assessment capabilities,
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable, resourceful with a focus on servicing the business,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • The ability to work effectively and creatively in a resource lean environment,
  • The ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize under pressure,
  • Excellent consultative skills and the ability to work cross-functionally and with all levels of the organization,
  • Comfortable interfacing with senior leadership,
  • Track record of building relationships with other functional partners,
  • Executional capabilities,
  • Profound business acumen, and
  • The ability to make informed objective decisions and exercise sound legal and business judgment.
  • Degree qualified
At Pandora, we recognize that it takes winning personalities to create winning cultures - and we believe it is of essence that you master conceptual thinking and that you bring your performance driven attitude as well as your strong analytical skills to secure business results.

BENEFITS

PANDORA team members enjoy a range of fabulous benefits including a generous product discount, regular massages, onsite yoga classes and the day off on your birthday, just to name a few! If you are interested in this position and feel you have the relevant skill set then we'd love to hear from you!

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