DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.
Do you have an interest in strategic procurement processes in an international setting and a natural curiosity for IT? Do you have an interest in a company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living while contributing to a brighter world with science-based solutions? Are you looking for a position where you can be an added value to a business that uses purpose and sustainability as important business drivers for its performance? Please continue reading.
Group Legal Affairs (GLA) is a global service department within DSM with some 55-legal counsels worldwide. Besides providing legal advice to DSM’s operational business groups, GLA also supports service units and corporate departments, such as Human Resources, Tax, Finance, Innovation, Risk Management, IT and Sourcing. GLA is headquartered in The Netherlands, while its legal counsels often are located with their internal customers.
To strengthen our legal team GLA is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, self-propelling Legal Counsel to support the Sourcing department. DSM Sourcing takes care of the indirect spend (all spend except raw materials) with a so-called centrally led organization to support a smooth global manufacturing and supply process. For this position it is essential to have the drive to really understand the business (what kind of products are made by DSM, what kind of equipment and services are required to enable DSM to develop and manufacture its products, what are the risks, who are the competitors, etc.) You combine your legal skills with a proven interest in internet technology, artificial intelligence and contracting with IT solution providers, as you will also have regular contact with DSM’s IT department.
You have good communication skills and a strong personality. You might have to say ‘no’ to the business, but as a supporter of the business you also have to think of other responsive and still compliant, commercial ways and possibilities to make it work. This is a position for 4-5 days a week and you will be located in Sittard, The Netherlands.
Contract law, trade control, anti-bribery and corruption, corporate housekeeping matters, data privacy and automation, at times litigation, as well as competition law will be part of your daily practice. Your main tasks will be:
Background & Experience
- Master’s degree in law (Dutch or European);
- 5-6 years of relevant experience as in-house counsel and/or at a law firm in an international environment, including experience in IT law and data privacy; ideally a qualification/certification in IT law and as Data Privacy Officer;
- A strong personality, at ease communicating in an international setting, solid backbone and a decisive, pro-active attitude;
- Clear legal mindset and able to translate legal language into actionable advice; ‘good is good enough’;
- Strong proficiency in the English language;
- Interest in the materials and life science industry;
- Ability to set priorities and to reduce complicated matters to the essence;
- A healthy degree of political sensitivity and a mindset for teamwork.
The Procedure & Contact
Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. Please be so kind to use the link provided. For additional questions you can contact, Clémentine Rolaff-van de Panne / Recruitment Business Partner (Clementine.email@example.com).
Reference check procedures and an assessment can be part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.
Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and
affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.