Head of Legal, at privately held company
Our client is a privately held company based in Lytham. This Group have a number of limited companies, each operating as stand-alone entities. They specialise in the manufacture and sales of animal health and nutrition products for farm and companion animals, including veterinary and equine products.
Reporting directly to the Group Chairman and working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, you will act as the in-house legal advisor to the Group. You will be charged with ensuring that the Group acts in an appropriate and legal way, in all the markets that they operate at all times.
The successful candidate will be required to provide legal advice to the Chairman and other members of the Senior Management Team. You will also work closely with the Head of Regulatory Affairs to maintain and update trade mark applications and registrations, in conjunction with the external trademark solicitors.
You will also be required to annually review the Group's Distribution Agreements to ensure that they comply with relevant legislation and are protecting the Group at all times, whilst assisting the HR Department in disciplinary and performance procedures.
In addition to the relevant legal experience, the successful candidate must have the interpersonal skills to thrive. These would include having excellent time management, organisational, communication and IT skills, drafting expertise, well-constructed negotiation skills and the ability to identify key issues and present advice in a precise and understandable manner.
For more information on this great in-house opportunity please contact Ellie Welsh at Newton Shaw. If this position isn't for you but you know someone who could be suitable then please let us know. We offer a reward fee of £250 for any successful referrals. For full details please see our website.