Legal Counsel Jobs in Jiddah at Nestlé

Title: Legal Counsel

Company: Nestlé

Location: Jiddah

POSITION VACANCYLegal CounselPOSITION SNAPSHOTLocation: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Role: Legal Counsel

Team: Legal & Compliance

Position SummaryBe a business partner who proactively shapes and challenges within the business and externally by delivering legal, compliance, regulatory and risk and reputational management strategies and solutions to the business and functions in Saudi.


Partnering function responsible for significant commercial or project-based arrangements

Drafting, reviewing, amending, revising, negotiating and terminating all commercial contracts, agreements and legal documents of any nature

Providing business-oriented legal advice on agreements/contracts directly to the relevant category/division/business unit

Collaborating with and facilitating cross-team decision-making with the Procurement Team, the relevant category/business team/division and/or any other relevant internal stakeholder

Driving contract lifecycle from drafting to signature through completion of the full negotiation process

Maintaining a deep understanding of local laws and regulations, contracts SOP, Z-EMENA legal requirements, legal risk and liability and Nestlé Group risks position on various matters

Supporting our affiliates on any corporate and commercial matter by providing business legal advice

Reducing/minimising the risks and closing the gaps and help Nestlé affiliates’ management in MENA countries to execute its business objectives

Developing, implementing and managing a strategic plan for the provision of legal services in accordance with and in support of business objectives

Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate

courses of actions to close the gaps have been taken

Continuously monitor compliance with cumulatively Nestlé principles and values, Nestlé’s processes and policies and local laws and regulations and advise management accordingly

Reporting any compliance topics

Maintain a focus across all businesses in the MENA market to ensure comprehensive view of opportunities, best practices and risk

Participates in professional organizations and advocacy groups regarding the development of the law

Responsible for managing the various disputes and coordinating litigation of our Nestlé affiliates in MENA

Attend court cases as a representative of Nestlé company and/or as a witness

Follow-up and monitor of court cases with the local lawyers and update the internal stakeholders accordingly

Collaborate with the Finance Manager, the Head of Legal and the local lawyer to follow-up litigation cases and to efficiently resolve lawsuits

Managing disputes and investigation whiling defining strategy for specific dispute and investigation

Coordinating with the IP Champion based in Dubai the protection, enforcement and defense of the intellectual property rights (IPR) of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. in the MENA

Coordinating with the Data Privacy Champion based in Dubai the privacy and the protection of personal data captured

Coordinating with the Digital Champion based in Dubai and advising any digital matter related to our Nestlé affiliates in MENA countries and with any relevant authority.

Legal Business Partner for HR (employment contracts, terminations, dismissals, labour litigation etc.)

What Will Make You Successful?

Master Degree in Law (business law/corporate Law/commercial law)

Generalist in Business Law

Admitted to the Bar Association

Strong communication skills in English a…

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