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Senior Legal Employment Counsel, EMEA


Netherlands - Amsterdam Office
About us To operate as an in-house employment lawyer within an active and engaged team committed to enabling Dyson’s continued commercial success. You will be reporting to the General Counsel, EMEA and the role will be based in Dyson’s EMEA Headquarters in Amsterdam. About the role We require a lawyer to contribute towards the provision of the following legal services: * Developing the position of the employment law function within the EMEA region acting as a strategic business partner and adviser, building engagement with the HR leadership team and business leaders; * Working closely with the Employment Law Centre of Excellence to ensure a joined up and collaborative approach to delivering employment law services to the region; * Providing expert, ethical and pragmatic advice on a wide range of employee relations matters; * Managing all formal and informal employment related claims and litigation in accordance with the Employment Law Centre of Excellence guidance and governance; * Managing external counsel where appropriate, ensuring compliance with Dyson’s panel and cost management processes; * Proactively identifying emerging legal risk areas and working with stakeholders across Dyson Legal and the business to mitigate those risks; * Collaborating with other members of Dyson Legal in the provision of legal services to the business, including working with colleagues globally on multi-jurisdictional projects; and * Facilitating the delivery of legal training to the business About you The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of employment law experience at a law firm or in-house; a combination of law firm and in-house experience is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will: * Be fluent in English (verbally and in writing); * Have experience of working on multi-jurisdictional matters; * Have experience of managing external legal counsel; * Have a sound understanding of all aspects of employment law and an ability to apply that knowledge pragmatically in a commercial environment; * Have good awareness of the role of the legal function in a global business; * Be able to work independently in a fast paced environment; * Have the ability and the agility to support the EMEA legal team on areas outside Employment law; * Have the ability to deal with issues outside the candidate’s experience and to learn quickly; * Have the confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions and actions when required; and * Be a skilled communicator and with a proven record pf being able to quickly build effective and trusted relationships with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation. Benefits * Company Bonus Scheme OR Performance related bonus * Discount on Dyson products * Company Pension scheme * 29 days annual holiday plan * Company Fitness plan * EAP (Employee Assistant Programme) * Life Assurance Plan #LI-DYSON

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Closing date: 30 September 2021