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Manager, Legal General

  • Whirlpool
Grimbergen, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Whirlpool
Grimbergen, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

ABOUT WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION:

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, Yummly and InSinkErator. In 2022, the company reported approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 61,000 employees and 56 manufacturing and technology research centers. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com.

The Legal Manager position will support our EMEA KitchenAid Small Appliances division, as well as other regional operations working on a variety of legal matters across the region including marketing, ecommerce, privacy, sourcing, regulatory and compliance and other ongoing operational matters across Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as collaborating with regional and global legal team members. This is a dynamic and fast paced role with opportunity to help drive business results and product leadership to meet the needs of our consumers while proactively protecting the company on legal and regulatory risks as well as helping to drive process improvement and legal training throughout the organization.

KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate together with other members of the legal and business team to drive results and protect the Company;

  • Draft, review and advise on sourcing agreements relating to a wide variety of third party relationships, including but not limited, master service agreements, consulting agreements, agreements relating to manufacturing, supply chain and logistics;

  • Advise on a variety marketing, ecommerce, privacy, ecommerce, and related matters, including pricing and promotions, product claim development and substantiation, advertising review and consumer protection laws;

  • Assist with labor, corporate governance, real estate and compliance related matters, as well as help in development of templates, contracts management tools, etc;

  • Identify, develop and implement effective and dynamic legal training, and process to drive education and efficiency across the organization;

  • Work effectively across the organization with others based in Belgium and virtually around the region, including the ability to develop strong internal relationships across various levels of organization to support culture of integrity and values-driven performance and give advice on specific legal matters.


COMPETENCIES/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Global business is conducted in English; fluency in German or French required; other languages helpful;

  • Qualified lawyer;

  • 6+ years of relevant post-qualified legal experience. Prior experience in-house, as well as crossregional experience with emphasis on Belgium, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Nordic countries is helpful;

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including strong character & integrity values, professionalism, and confidence;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) with executives, business clients, and legal staff, being proactive strategic partner;

  • Strong analytical, strategic, organization and management skills, including change management skills to optimize legal support and resources;

  • Ability to work effectively with others and with an appreciation of cultural diversity;

  • Possess keen intellect, and credibility so as to interact effectively and influence management at all levels;

  • Genuine desire to work in an international setting with high level enthusiasm for the diversity of work.


Connect with us and learn more about Whirlpool Corporation

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At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.
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