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Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel

As our
Senior Legal Counsel you will have the autonomy to operate at a strategic level, partnering with key stakeholders to effectively manage legal risks within a focussed area of the business. As part of the Primark Global Legal Team you will work closely with senior leadership teams and otherwise across all levels of the organisation. You will have the opportunity to provide commercially pragmatic advice on a broad spectrum of issues and will seek to influence strategic and operational decision making across the business. In this role you will play a key part in actively contributing to the ongoing success of the business.

What the role involves:
  • Work cross functionally to effectively manage a broad range of legal, ethical and governance risks whilst remaining solutions focussed and commercially pragmatic
  • Provide rigorous and robust legal advice, guidance and counsel to stakeholders within Primark
  • Build trusting and collaborative relationships across Primark and establish yourself as the go-to contact in Legal for a designated team
  • Collaborate and influence strategic and operational decision making by stakeholders at all levels of the Primark business
  • Participate in the development of a high performing team and assist in improving the operational effectiveness of that team
  • Demonstrate functional excellence and play a specific part in developing and coaching more junior members of the team
  • Prioritise and manage competing matters whilst maintaining high and consistent standards
  • Leading on the drafting, review and negotiation of a broad range of commercial agreements.
  • Advising on the broad range of issues you would expect from a large multinational retailer
  • Applying a breadth of professional knowledge in a manner which allows achievement of the greatest competitive advantage
  • Managing external legal counsel, ensuring maximum efficiencies of work performed whilst proactively managing the costs incurred

What we're looking for:
  • Qualified Solicitor with at least 7-10 years PQE
  • Must have experience of private practice in Ireland or any part of the UK.
  • Be a commercial, assertive and diplomatic lawyer who has strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Must be capable of applying a rigorous legal interpretation without compromising the business
  • Must be able not just to identify a problem or a solution but be willing to actively go about making the change
  • Strong work ethic and very comfortable working in a dynamic environment
  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter, capable of using their initiative and relish working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate complex or large amounts of information while demonstrating an ability to focus on and convey important matters
  • Resilient with the ability to work independently and pro-actively
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence and possess the ability to push back with professionalism
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business

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