Manager - Labour Law Counsel (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization: 

Ensure the legal interests of adidas AG in individual and collective employment-law.   


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide clear, business-minded, legal advice to HR, business-, function-, and project stakeholders in all individual and collective employment-law related matters  

  • Draft and review employment contract template/clauses and company agreements 

  • Implementation and improvement of standards and processes incl. template management 

  • Deliver expert opinions, identify best-practices and support implementation concepts 

  • Handle litigation cases and manage external counsel support 

  • Conduct internal employment law trainings 

  • Active support and close cooperation with other global legal team members 


Key Relationships:  


  • Interacts and works with HR and Legal community  

  • Interacts with external legal counsels 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


  • Business oriented mind-set with the ability to balance legal requirements against business needs 

  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities and comfortable working in an environment, which demands high quality deliverables 

  • Ability to work well independently and on own initiative, maintaining customer-centricity while setting/shifting priorities   

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and can-do mentality 

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail 

  • Discrete, empathic and trustworthy personality 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  


  • Fully qualified lawyer (final grade of "fully satisfactory")  

  • Ideally, certified employment-law specialist (Fachanwalt  in/für Arbeitsrecht) 

  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an international company or in an international law firm 

  • Business-fluent English and German, both written and spoken 

  • Good MS-Office 365 skills 

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Manager - Labour Law Counsel (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  508923
Date:  May 17, 2024