Job Description

  • Job Reference:P46856GOR_1713784051

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Business Services

  • Contact Name: Gillian Owen

  • Job Location: Greater-manchester

  • Job Title: Associate Director - Legal

  • Job Salary: £60,000 - £100,000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

Associate Director – Legal | Manchester | Competitive Salary

Our client, a global marketing-leading business services provider in the heart of Manchester, is looking to recruit an Associate Director – Legal to manage their In-House Legal and HR functions. You’ll also serve as their UK General Counsel, providing comprehensive legal support & expert advice across a wide range of matters that arise within their group of companies.

We are looking for professionally qualified lawyer with experience across the full commercial sphere of the law plus an operational leader who has a strong commercial focus within a fast-paced environment. You’ll be part of the team managing the Groups’ legal and risk management strategy and will require exceptional communication skills to provide commercial and pragmatic advice to a range of stakeholders across the Group.

As an Associate Director – Legal, your key duties & tasks will include:

* Leading the day-to-day operations of our legal, internal HR, procurement and compliance functions.

* Working in partnership with relevant business units to provide commercially sound legal advice.
* Providing key support to the GC on any Corporate Governance matters including mandatory filings, preparation of board meetings and attendance at internal compliance meetings when required.
* Providing corporate law advice
* Responsible for the drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of contractual agreements
* Providing commercial legal advice to across the UK business with the assistance of external counsel where necessary and relevant.
* Managing legal risk in a manner that supports commercial success.

To be successful, you’ll have preferred post-qualification experience of roughly 5-7 years although candidates outside of this bracket will be considered and be a natural leader with strong business acumen and a commercial mindset.

Additional desirable skills and attributes include:

* Law experience within the UK including a strong technical contract law knowledge with experience of negotiating commercial contracts
* Experience of working within an in-house legal function with proven a proven commercial legal background
* Some competition, IP and GDPR experience would be an advantage, or the ability to identify issues in these areas.



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