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

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

Field of Work:  Legal, Tax, IP

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  2394

Are you an expert in the field of labor law? Would you like to work for an international company, and enjoy getting things done and having an impact? Then stop looking any further and push your career forward with us. We are looking to hire a Senior Legal Counsel - Expert Labor Law (m/f/d) for KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA as early as possible. The Senior Legal Counsel - Expert Labor Law (m/f/d) is responsible for providing high-quality and solution-oriented legal advice to the KWS Group in all legal matters in the areas of individual and collective labor law - in close cooperation with HR. Other core tasks include ensuring compliance with and continuous improvement of rules, guidelines and processes in the area of labor law within all of the KWS Group.


This is a permanent and full-time position. The place of employment is Berlin or Einbeck / Lower Saxony.


Your tasks:

  • Further development of the area of labor law as part of the so-called Expert Hub Legal, a team within the Legal & IP Department
  • Contribution of specialist knowledge in the field of labor law for general as well as case specific questions
  • Development and implementation of Group-wide standards for employment contracts, contract templates, standard clauses and other labor law terms and processes, taking into account the applicable law
  • Acts as one of two main contacts in the field of labor law for the HR department
  • Offers excellent, pragmatic and business-oriented legal advice in all areas of employment law, including in respect of collective labor law measures and co-determination matters
  • Supports all M&A activities of the KWS Group in labor law matters
  • Manages and coordinates labor and employment law litigation in close cooperation with HR and the relevant business units
  • Further development of a group-wide, cost-efficient and excellent network of external law firms and consultants in the field of labor law

Your profile:

  • Academic degree in law (2nd state examination or comparable degree), further qualification in employment law desired
  • Several years of proven professional experience in the field of labor law in a multinational group of companies or an international law firm
  • Very good communication skills, pragmatism and assertiveness
  • Excellent customer and service orientation
  • Questioning existing structures and processes as well as willingness to build up further know-how
  • Independent, structured and proactive way of working
  • Fluent in both English and German (written and oral)

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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