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Head of Product Litigation, Claims and Regulatory (FTC)

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Legal
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

12 month fixed term contract

This is a new role created as part of a re-organisation within the global IP & Product Strategy function, part of Dyson Legal. The re-organisation brings together the existing Product Litigation team and the existing New Projects & Regulatory team to form the Product Litigation, Claims & Regulatory team under the leadership of the newly-created role of Head of Product Litigation, Claims & Regulatory.
The Head of Product Litigation, Claims & Regulatory  reports to the Director, IP & Product strategy and sits on the IP&PS Senior Management Team.

About the role

Head of Product Litigation, Claims & Regulatory has management responsibility for the following areas of IP&PS activity: 
  • Global Product Litigation (excluding IP)
  • Global advice on Marketing Claims & Assets
  • Global advice on Regulatory matters
  • Accountabilities
  • Strategic
  • Setting strategic goals for the team which align with and contribute to the function-level strategic goals set by Director, IP & Product Strategy 
  • Driving and evaluating progress by the team against its strategic goals
  • Operational
  • Managing and prioritising resources and services in accordance with their strategic value to Dyson.
  • Delivering services efficiently and at a competitive cost 
  • Ensuring quality and consistency of service delivery, acting on stakeholder feedback where appropriate.
  • Developing KPIs and metrics which support effective decision-making.
  • Operational reporting to Director, IP&PS
  • Promoting collaboration across Dyson Legal teams, Dyson and with external stakeholders

People
  • Driving People Engagement within the team
  • Building a team culture of high performance, fairness, transparency and honesty.
  • Ensuring effective performance management, learning and development within the team
  • Financial Performance
  • Zero-based operational budgeting to deliver strategic value to Dyson
  • Effective management of spend against approved budget 

About you

  • Qualified lawyer with at least 5 years PQE, preferably working in-house in a global organisation.
  • Significant litigation experience, ideally multi-jurisdictional experience covering UK, US, CN, JP, KR. Experience in the area of product litigation is preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience of advising on product regulatory matters and legal risks relating to development of marketing claims and assets would be an advantage.
  •  Experience in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders – including senior management – across different geographies and cultures.
  • Proven track record as a people manager, demonstrating an ability to performance-manage individuals within a high-performance culture
  • Significant experience in managing outside counsel, including highly effective cost management. 
  • Budget management experience is preferred.

Critical leadership competencies
  • Broad business, commercial and financial management skills, with a clear understanding of how to create value for the business and balance cost and risk.
  • Able effectively to delegate
  • Capable of working at a strategic level, whilst also managing day-to-day activity to deliver key elements of the business plan
  • Highly-developed communication skills, both oral and written. Capable of articulating a compelling vision for the team and developing a range of strategies to influence people to deliver business plans. Able to communicate effectively with senior management as required.
  • Consistently role models the values and fosters the values in the team. Is highly self-reflective and welcomes open feedback, with a clear commitment to self-improvement. 
  • An effective decision-maker: comfortable with change and ambiguity and can act without having the total bigger picture. 
  • A role model for building and maintaining a strong network of collaborative relationships across Dyson business units and geographies to deliver operational success and galvanise and involve people.
  • Possesses a brand of leadership which drives a diverse and collaborative working culture encouraging openness, honesty and psychological safety. Builds strong team spirit and celebrates success.  

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

This is a 12m FTC
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