Senior Legal Counsel

Company:  Schneider Electric
Location: Telford
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Why us? Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Our technologies enable the world to use energy in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. We strive to promote a global economy that is both ecologically viable and highly productive. €25.7bn global revenue (Apply online only)+ employees in 100+ countries 45% of revenue from IoT 5% of revenue devoted for R&D You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct. Concerning agencies: Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for fees related to such. Responsibilities About Us Schneider Electric as the global specialist in energy management and automation creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Help us deliver solutions that ensure everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. Great people make Schneider Electric a great company – click and see for yourself. Meaningful purpose: We’re committed to providing reliable and safe energy to the planet. This energy must be sustainable as we have to reduce carbon footprint worldwide. These opportunities are at the top of our agenda. Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The role We are recruiting a Senior Legal Counsel to join our Global Legal Team and be responsible for providing legal and compliance support to our UK and Ireland operations. As an organization and individuals, we believe that trust is a foundational value and we put it at the heart of how we work at Schneider Electric. We build trusted teams through our leadership expectations, by creating equal opportunities, harnessing the power of all generations, championing well-being and new ways of working. Mission: You will be responsible for delivery of legal, regulatory and compliance services related with a specific focus on the distribution of products, services and software through our partners and distribution channels. You will operate as a key business partner to provide strategic support and advice, working on a wide range of commercial and compliance matters. Location: This role supports a flexible hybrid model with some working from home options available. You should expect regular travel within the UKI zone and occasional travel to other locations in Europe as business need is determined. Travel may include some overnight stays  What will you do? Advise on the legal & regulatory requirements relating to Schneider Electric’s distribution and channel partner portfolio of documents primarily across UK and Ireland, and adhoc support across EMEA Providing distribution and channel antitrust and competition regulatory advice Preparing, reviewing and supporting negotiations of distribution and channel contracts and terms and conditions Preparing templates Proactively identify, define, and mitigate risks by contributing to and implementing policies and procedures Helping to ensure compliance with applicable laws and Group policies Providing training and facilitating our compliance programs Other local legal support as reasonably required by Legal Management What will help you to be successful? A fully qualified lawyer authorized to practice in the UK or Ireland with a Master/Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent and at least 5 years' relevant PQE in commercial law Fluent in English (written and verbal) with great technological skills Worked in an international company and has a proven track record operating in an inhouse environment Work proactively and closely with the business stakeholders, to identify and analyse critical commercail and legal issues Apply legal expertise to deliver solutions Confident with fantastic interpersonal skills, commercially minded, highly organized and able to work effectively in teams Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to work independently and manage large volumes of work What do we offer? We are offering an interesting job with a range of activities providing a high level of personal responsibility and broad prospects. This is an excellent opportunity to join a global company Competitive compensation and benefit Opportunity to develop based on clear career paths, to grow through experience and exposure Collaboration within cross-region and global teams Do you want to get to know us better? Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Diversity is our heritage and our future. Be a part of it. At Schneider Electric, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it's an integral part of our history, culture and identity.  We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company's future. We are proudly participating in the Disability Confident Program offering support to people in the workplace who consider themselves living with a disability Qualifications
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