Legal Counsel

(Part-time between 24 and 32 hours per week)

We are expanding our legal department and looking for a commercially global minded Legal Counsel  to provide high quality legal and compliance support.

Sonion is a global supplier within the Hearing Aid Industry. The Sonion Group develops, manufactures, and sells product solutions to customers who manufacture hearing instruments and other acoustic solutions. Sonion Nederland B.V (Sonion NL) is the main R&D center within transducers and modules, but Sonion NL also has sales supportive activities such as Application Engineering, CQS and administrative support functions. Sonion has facilities in Denmark, the Netherlands, Vietnam, the Philippines, USA and China, wherefrom our (more than 6000) colleagues work together across all locations.

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will be part of the Legal and Compliance Department reporting to the General Counsel and Head of Compliance, based in Denmark. As Legal Counsel you will provide and support a wide range of legal and compliance tasks, including:

  • Legal advice and support to stakeholders in Sonion worldwide and the R&D department in particular, including the senior management, local management, subsidiary companies and staff functions at all levels within Sonion and within many different legal areas;
  • Legal review of a wide variety of commercial contracts including global sale and supply agreements, partnership and service agreements, confidentiality agreements, consultancy and various IP agreements;
  • Draft and maintain standard contractual documents;
  • Further develop, implement and maintain appropriate data privacy policies and procedures to secure data privacy compliance and support  the departments and HR with data privacy issues;
  • Provide and support legal and compliance training and information to managers and employees;
  • Assist with drafting legal and compliance policies and procedures

Your profile

  • A Master’s degree in Law
  • 3-5 years of post-qualification experience from either a law firm or an in-house legal department or a combination
  • Fluency in English, other language skills than English, including Dutch is considered an advantage
  • Contract drafting and negotiation experience
  • Stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Strong legal and business acumen and an understanding of the necessity for pragmatic and actionable solutions
  • Personal drive, attention to detail, solution oriented with the ability to prioritize in an ambitious environment
  • A global mindset

Equally important to your knowledge and experience is the personality you bring. We need someone who is social, hands-on, proactive, eager to learn and result driven. You can interact effectively with a wide variety of people with different backgrounds.

Sonion

Sonion improves the quality of life of people using hearing products. We are striving and committed to be the preferred partner in the development and manufacturing of transducers and electromechanical solutions designed for (professional) use in hearing instruments, in-ear earphones and hearables. Size matters, and we constantly challenge the laws of physics for making small and reliable products. Our outstanding competences within customer focused innovation and development, and our lengthy experience in efficient manufacturing make us successful.

Our offer

We offer a compensation package that matches your qualifications, including a competitive salary, 27 vacation days, 13 rota free days and 8% holiday allowance. But more importantly, Sonion is a working environment that provides you with the opportunity to develop steadily further. We are the leading innovators in our field, and we believe our employees make a difference. Along with your manager you will regularly reflect on and make plans for your development and interests. We are an international and inclusive organization where it is easy to connect with colleagues.

Further information and application

Ready to make a difference? Please submit your application in English to jobsatsonionNL@sonion.com  As part of our recruitment process, we will process your personal data, as set out in our Recruitment Privacy Notice. An assessment and reference check will be part of the procedure.

 

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