Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Act as “Strategic Business Partner” and “Advisor” to the organization in all relevant Legal & Compliance issues. Support the Senior Director - Legal & Compliance and team ensuring that they are providing the best Legal & Compliance advice, solutions and challenges to enable strategic initiatives and protect and enhance the Group’s assets. Support in ensuring the Cluster team is an effective extension of Global Legal & Compliance to ensure a consistent and high standard of of all Global Legal & Compliance standards and principles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Enable and support in the provision of legal services and compliance requirements for Global Sales & HQ needs.
  • Significantly contribute to the achievement of the team strategy.
  • Where appropriate lead/support the management, negotiation and resolution of legal and business disputes for appropriate business partners to enable fact based decision making.
  • Draft, review and negotiate variety of contracts to protect interests of the adidas Group by working closely with appropriate business stakeholders.
  • Support in the driving of an ethics and compliance culture and ensure all related matters are appropriately handled including all aspects of communication, education, and implementation of the Compliance program as appropriate.
  • Effectively manage and supervise the delivery of legal advice and services through external counsel where needed.
  • Support in the implementation of initiatives and efficient Legal & Compliance processes, in close co-ordination with the Global Legal & Compliance team.
  • Design, develop and conduct educational programs and materials for clients as appropriate in relevant legal areas. Key Relationships:

  • SD Legal & Compliance – MENA
  • Senior Management Team and other senior members of MENA management team and business groups
  • All Global Legal & Compliance functions. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution.
  • Strong background in contract law, drafting, negotiation and business counselling.
  • A strong sense of legal business management and administration with an ability to to make practical evaluations of risk.
  • Ability to work independently and manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be fluent in English.
  • Enthusiastic and represents the Group value of integrity. Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law Degree, with local legal professional admission in good standing.
  • 5-8+ years of law firm or corporate counsel experience in general corporate, transactional and commercial law.
  • Preferably experience with multinational companies with multi market teams.

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