Expert Labor Relations / Labor Law (Senior Legal Counsel) (m/f/d)

Expert Labor Relations / Labor Law (Senior Legal Counsel) (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Legal, Tax, IP

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  14001

Are you an expert in labor relations and labor law? Then take the next step in your career with us. For KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA we are looking for an Expert Labor Relations / Labor Law (Senior Legal Counsel) (m/f/d) to start as soon as possible. The Expert Labor Relations / Labor Law (m/f/d) is responsible for the strategic development of Labor Relations/Labor Law in the global legal department of the KWS Group.The position acts as a central interface in the global cooperation with HR, Business and Legal. The promotion of a trusting cooperation and productive partnership between the various stakeholders as well as the alignment and harmonization of KWS policies, guidelines and processes in labor law are essential components of the tasks. High-quality and solution-oriented legal advice for the KWS Group in all legal matters in the area of individual and collective employment law is taken for granted. The position is permanent and full-time. The place of work is either Berlin or Einbeck / Lower Saxony.
Your tasks:

  • Advising KWS managers and HR colleagues on general matters relating to labor relations as well as support and coaching in labor law negotiations.
  • Excellent, pragmatic and business-oriented legal advice in all areas of labor law, including with regard to collective labor law measures and co-determination matters
  • Developing and implementing Group-wide standards for employment contracts, contract templates, standard clauses and ensuring the integration of labor law regulations and processes into the global KWS organization
  • Contributing labor law expertise to global M&A activities and major transactions 
  • Management and coordination of labor law disputes globally in close coordination with HR and the affected business units
  • Further expansion of a Group-wide, global, cost-efficient and excellent network of external law firms and consultants in the area of labor law in order to ensure case-specific legal advice or advice on best practices.

Your profile:

  • Academic degree in law (2nd state examination or comparable degree), further qualifications in labor law and labor relations are an advantage
  • Several years of professional experience in labor relations/labor law in a multinational corporation or international law firm
  • Very good communication skills, pragmatism and assertiveness towards all hierarchical levels 
  • Conceptual and strategic skills for the proactive further development of the field of labor relations as well as for the labor law support and the implementation of complex projects
  • Questioning existing structures and processes and willingness to continuously deepen specialist knowledge
  • Independent, structured and proactive way of working
  • Fluent German and English (written and oral)

You can look forward to that: 

  • Interesting and challenging international tasks and projects
  • Independent work in a trusting, respectful and friendly working environment and a dynamic team 
  • Individual professional and personal development
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of remote work options
  • Company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation bonuses and much more.


Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS? Then we look forward to receiving your application (cover letter, CV, relevant references) via our online portal.
Please click the “Apply” button which you can find in the online ad.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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