GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers of process technology and components for the food and energy industries. In 2011, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 5.4 billion. The group employed about 24,000 people worldwide as of June 30, 2012. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas.
GEA Refrigeration Technologies is a leading global Group in Industrial Refrigeration. We design, engineer, install, and maintain innovative key components and technological solutions for our customers for whom refrigeration is an essential part in their primary processes. GEA Refrigeration Technologies achieved sales of about €650 million with a workforce of 3,147 employees (as of December 31, 2011).
Legal Counsel / International (f / m)
Within the Refrigeration Technologies Segment, we are currently looking for an experienced Legal Counsel, who will be based in Bochum, Germany. In this role you will be the first point of contact of the international management team for all legal and contract management matters. Furthermore, you will support international business including sales and procurement contracts and deal with commercial disputes. You will report to the Director Legal Affairs and will be part of the international legal team.
o Preparing and drafting international sales / supply contracts
o Working within the legal team and enhancing communication lines with the locally operating companies
o Contract negotiations
o Handling claims and litigations in different countries
o Support of M&A projects
o Ensuring the quality within the segment’s contract management
o Law degree and at least 5 years of experience as an in-house lawyer / Legal Counsel with international experience
o Ideally also Master of Laws (LLM) or comparable education Solid knowledge of corporate law and international contract law
o Excellent negotiating and drafting skills in an international environment
o Knowledge of the legal requirements in Claims and Litigation
o Flexible and hands-on, excellent communication and relationship building skills and able to manage a large number of issues simultaneously
o Fluent in English and ideally German, other languages would be a benefit
We offer you exciting, manifold and challenging assignments in the international environment of a corporate group. Inside the segment-holding of a worldwide leading technology group with innovative products you will actively participate in creating new and improve existing processes. We back up our employees’ potentials and systematically establish opportunities to enhance your career.
Please apply online or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your significant application documents and under specification of your compensation requirements and the earliest possible start date.
GEA Refrigeration Technologies
GEA Refrigeration Technologies GmbH