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Legal Counsel

Zaventem, Flanders - Explore location Legal & Governance Full Time

Job description


We are looking for a qualified Legal Counsel who:

- Has a master degree in law from a Belgian University with very good achievement and a minimum of 3 years professional experience in a legal environment;
- Has a solid knowledge and application of legislation, legal systems and government policies in business and commercial environment;
- Can act as a strategic business partner, with analytical skills able to translate business needs into legal solutions;
- Has a sense of urgency and result orientation;
- Has a solid problem solving ability;
- Has strong negotiation skills and is an excellent communicator;
- Is approachable and adaptable to ensure good interaction and collaboration as we are an international, diverse and inclusive business with people from all walks of life and backgrounds;
- Native language: Dutch and/or French with a strong knowledge of English (fluent written and spoken as it is our group language)


The role is based in Zaventem and reports to the Country Legal Manager in Belgium. You will be working closely with the business in Belgium and with our legal colleagues globally.
You will:

- Give day to day legal support to the business and take clear responsibility for the legal matters;
- Drive forward the legal topics as well as support implementation of standard processes and ways of working for our company;
- Review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements and legal documents;
- Handle Corporate housekeeping;
- Actively support the business to secure the rights and assess the obligations in order to reduce exposure to legal risks;
- Create awareness and understanding of the legal aspects or the business.
- Actively support the Country Legal Manager to secure the legal function will be a center of expertise in the field of legal and governance, update IKEA Belgium on trends and changes in legislation and related cross-border matters.


When the world is changing we’re the ones who make sure that we are up to date and that local and international laws are harmonized with the best interest of IKEA and our customers. We’re diligent and work together to make sure our business is on top of the legalities and guidelines governance requires. If people were to describe our team they would probably say that we have a lot of integrity, vast capacity and great dedication to detail. Oh, and that we have a lot of fun together.


If you grow, IKEA grows! Discover together with us the opportunities for your career in an inspiring work environment within an international context. A place where entrepreneurs get the chance to do what they do best. There are a lot of possibilities to grow together!
Next to that, we offer you a competitive salary with extra-legal benefits like an extended insurance package, staff discount, our IKEA staff restaurant with delicious healthy food, eco-vouchers, an IKEA bonus based on the commercial results of our stores, a reward for your loyalty to IKEA (TACK pension saving program) and much more!