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Legal Counsel

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Working within a small and dynamic team of experts, be a true partner to business clients across the company at one of the leading sports brands. This role will focus on counseling a wide variety of client teams that create our most innovative products and concepts. To do so successfully, you must develop an understanding of adidas’ products, business goals, processes and timings and work cross-functionally to help deliver on those goals while effectively managing legal risk.

 

  • Bring creative problem-solving skills to be a thought partner and all-around advisor during the concept and product development cycles in the sustainability area.
  • Tackle legal topics across a variety of practice areas including regulatory compliance, advertising, and consumer protection to guide the business in making informed decisions, understanding and managing risk in a rapidly evolving area.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement process for consistent and detailed review of products, concepts and public facing materials to provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies across jurisdictions.
  • Regularly evaluate legal, regulatory, and industry developments with actual or potential impact on key products and concepts.
  • Work closely with product development and advanced creation teams to design and implement product performance claims review process that will carry through to consumer-facing messaging.
  • Manage or participate in cross-functional internal projects and trainings and see these through to conclusion.
  • Conduct periodic risk assessments and develop and implement risk mitigation measures.
  • Assess training needs in light of current product offerings, policies, and developments in the law. Develop and deliver materials to meet this need.

 

Key Relationships:

  • Global Legal & Compliance
  • Global Operations Sustainability
  • Global Brand Sustainability
  • Advanced Creation

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional organizational skills, thoroughness, attention to detail and a structured approach to your work.
  • Adept at making legal issues and advice accessible and actionable to non-lawyers – whether verbally or in writing.
  • Proactive approach in anticipating and solving problems is a must.
  • Strong project management skills/experience and effective managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to identify root causes of issues and the ability to implement corrective actions.
  • Can bring humor and flexibility to working in a highly collaborative team environment.

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. (or foreign equivalent). Education in or other acquired technical background strongly preferred.
  • 7-8+ years of professional work experience in a relevant commercial or law firm environment
  • Demonstrated ability to give practical, client-focused advice in a dynamic environment.
  • Fluent in English (verbally and in writing). Skills in another European language preferred but not required.

 

 

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:  Legal Counsel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  331720
Date:  May 26, 2021