Netherlands, Amsterdam, Law & Chief Compliance Office

Corporate Legal Counsel (Senior)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

Henkel has concentrated its global purchasing and supply chain organizations of its three business units Adhesives, Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care under one roof in Amsterdam. This legal function is part of Henkel’s Global Law Group headquartered in Dusseldorf.

The successful candidate will be required to act as a business partner as Henkel’s approach is for its legal people to be visibly hands on in the business and oversee all legal functions to ensure they are aligned with the objectives of the business. The candidate will report to the Head of Legal, Global Supply Chain and Purchasing locating in Amsterdam.

We are looking for a candidate with experience as an inhouse practitioner or in a large law firm in an international environment. You are an independent thinking, fast learning team player with strong business partnering skills. You have a clear understanding of the requirements of a multinational and a strong business acumen.


  • Provide legal support to Henkel Global Supply Chain
  • Work in close co-operation with the regional and global legal and functional teams
  • Work with external law firms
  • Represent Henkel vis-à-vis governmental authorities and courts
  • Variety of contract drafting, review and negotiation in close co-operation with business and functions
  • Support in compliance trainings including antitrust compliance
  • Legal support of functions including Finance, Purchasing, IT and HR
  • Corporate housekeeping for the legal entities sitting in Amsterdam
  • Work with IT-tools for contract management and drafting
  • Monitor legislation and inform the relevant business partner and functions on respective changes
  • Legal support for the internal licensing and service structure between affiliated companies
  • Present to and advise senior management on a broad array of legal topics
  • Leading and supporting negotiations with external partners
  • Support in project work including corporate restructurings


  • University degree in law from a reputable university law faculty (Netherlands / Belgium), preferably with a focus on international legal aspects
  • 10+ years of work experience preferably with a multinational and/or a large law-firm preferably in corporate, general commercial matters, licensing, IP, procurement
  • Strong analytical thinking, result-oriented and self dependent
  • Highly motivated, flexible with strong character; can scope with stress and challenging business cases
  • Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation, and interpersonal skills with hands-on approach
  • Good understanding of diversity and inclusion principles while working in a multinational working environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent Dutch & English proficiency; additional languages preferable
  • Ability to work in multinational and interdisciplinary dynamic teams
JOB ID: 20008304
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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