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Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Primark has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join our growing global legal team. There is no typical day at Primark when you support an international retailer with over 400 stores and ambitious expansion plans. In this role you will advise on a broad range of legal issues from negotiating commercial agreements to assisting the business with cutting-edge strategic initiatives. As part of the legal team you will collaborate with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to support, guide and protect Primark’s business.

Why work with us?

At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals and our competitive salary rewards this. We'll provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark. We’re always open when talking about your development, supporting with further education or in house solutions. We also offer flexible working, a 2pm finish on Fridays so you can start your weekend early, health care and bonus.

What you’ll be doing;

· Providing pragmatic legal advice on a wide variety of legal matters, such as:

o Leading the drafting and negotiation on key commercial contracts

o Supporting strategic commercial initiatives, new business development and new territory launches

o Advising on regulatory and compliance matters across borders

o Supporting our Primark Cares, sustainability and corporate social responsibility programmes

o Navigating the implications for Primark of new legislation and technology innovation

· Delivering high quality and timely legal advice to get the best outcome both legally and commercially

· Building strong relationships with internal stakeholders across a range of business functions, including retail, technology, marketing, finance, people & culture and supply chain, to support, guide and protect Primark’s business

· Acting as an ambassador for Primark’s legal team and actively contributing to the ongoing success of the Primark business

· Effectively collaborating with outside law firms when needed and coordinating advice for a non-legal audience. Managing timelines and budgets for this as required

What you’ll need;

· 3 - 5 years of relevant law firm or in-house PQE

· Excellent academics and legal experience relevant to Primark’s business

· Strong commercial contract drafting and negotiation skills with knowledge of other areas such as, consumer law, marketing, licensing, logistics and data protection

· Experience coordinating and managing large projects and contributing to their success

About what we're looking for;

· a commercially savvy legal adviser with a reputation as a problem solver

· can identify risk and balance common sense with legal rigour

· are adaptable, highly organised and pay attention to detail

· are a team player with strong communication and stakeholder management skills

· have a history of developing effective working relationships across all levels of an organisation

· are passionate about innovation and relish working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

· can manage a busy workload and effectively prioritise tasks while meeting deadlines

· learn quickly and are capable of using your initiative and working autonomously

· can efficiently analyse complex information and present it to a range of audiences, adjusting your style as necessary

· have sound judgement, a strong sense of integrity, and will represent Primark with a high level of professionalism

· demonstrate a passion for Primark’s business and embrace our vision of offering high quality fashion at affordable prices

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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