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Senior Legal Counsel


Geplaatst op 16-07-2021
5- 10 jaar ervaring
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Your primary role as our Senior Legal Counsel will be to support the growth of Bunge Loders Croklaan’s EMEA business in all its facets and multiple legal areas. We are searching for a true ‘Legal multitasker’, a savvy consultant whose legal game will be top notch and practical in a business where working days are varied and unexpected. 

Daily, you will grant legal advice on topics covering the full legal spectrum with the goal of optimally managing (potential) risks and finding solutions that help our business move forward. Your pro-active personality and ability to become a trusted business advisor, will ensure you can operate as the ‘right hand’ to our Head of Legal. Additionally, you will get the opportunity to build and re-shape our Legal team. Already interested to read more

The pitch of Senior Legal Counsel role: 
To be successful in this position, you will need to juggle between the commercial interests of a growing business and managing all potential risks and liabilities while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. A big part of your workday will include handling all kind of legal requests and provide hands on advice, contract negotiations and drafting, as well as corporate advice. Yet, we are also eager to see you add to building the legal function and working on legal operations, budget setting and strategies. 

Bunge is on an ongoing journey of growth and change, and therefore, we are building a new Legal team at Bunge Loders Croklaan to match the needs of our expanding business. We are counting on your input for the structure and strategy of that new team. To begin with, the objective is to become a worthy Legal business partner by providing legal advice required for our growing business in EMEA and developing/optimizing processes, procedures, and systems. You are to nurture a working partnership with the business by understanding it, it’s key customers and suppliers and the industry environment itself. The position requires regular and direct contact with all levels within the organization.

Here are some steps on how to hit the objective’s bull’s eye:

  • coordinate ad hoc legal work (e.g. customer claims, legal proceedings, industrial accidents, supply chain interruptions); 
  • excellent contract drafting; 
  • provide pre-litigation legal advice and assistance on disputes; 
  • provide advice to our Treasury teams on Banking and Finance related matters; 
  • handle the governance of our diverse bundle of entities across EMEA; 
  • manage the legal aspects of M&A projects; 
  • work together with and manage outside counsel; 
  • litigation case management: handle and draft pleadings for arbitration/litigation;
  • set up managing budgets & design and provide legal trainings. 

What are you bringing to the role? 
We are searching for a Dutch qualified lawyer who has gained experience in an international law firm and as an all-around in-house legal- counsel in a multinational (matrix) organization (advantage if experience in B2B and the oils and fat or commodities business) who is familiar with Food Law. In your resume, you can pride with the know-how on commercial contracting, M&A, corporate/finance, litigation, corporate governance & people management.

Furthermore, some of the pre-s include: 

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ of professional experience; 
  • Hands-on mentality, stress resilient & being quick on your feet;
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English (oral and written). German is a big plus. 

What We Offer
The opportunity to co-build the Legal Team and function with a crucial role in an organization that has colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improve the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. Together, we bring food from where it’s produced to where it’s needed. We do this in an informal culture where an entrepreneurial mindset is valued. Being a global company with a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long-term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer effective/accredited tools and resources to support you in your journey.

If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to see your application and motivation in English by hitting apply!

In case of questions, please reach out to Tamara Novak (Talent Acquisition Specialist at

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.

About Bunge
Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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