Hovis ltd, a popular household brand and key player in the FMCG sector, is seeking to recruit a commercial lawyer to join the team as Legal Counsel at their Head Office in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
This business, popular throughout the UK due to its advertising and brand recognition for quality, is in the process of undergoing targeted growth in the market and is seeking to strengthen its legal team and offers an exciting opportunity for development to a Legal Counsel keen on offering legal and commercial advice to all areas of the business.
Reporting to and working alongside the Head of Legal in a close-knit team, the Legal Counsel will work closely with the Procurement and Marketing teams as well as the wider business on matters including:
- Negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide variety of commercial contracts, as well as advising the business on exclusivity, term/termination and liability;
- Intellectual Property matters;
- Supporting all marketing activities, working with the Head of Regulatory Affairs to advise on content and copy relating to promotions, packaging and social media;
- Advising on anti-bribery, competition law and customer relations issues, as well as providing advice and training to the wider business.
You will be a 2-4 PQE commercial lawyer with good academics, a keen interest in working in-house and solid experience of advising on commercial contracts and other commercial issues. Knowledge of, or interest in, marketing and advertising law would also be beneficial. This role would also be open to commercial litigation or corporate lawyers seeking to take on a more general commercial role.
A genuine interest in the FMCG sector and the ability to provide concise, sound advice to key stakeholders is important.
This is a well-regarded business with an agile legal function and the package on offer is highly competitive.
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