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Legal Counsel - Leeds

Hybrid working available

As an industry leader we have a passion for dairy and are committed to realising its potential in the world. Our farmer owners founded our cooperative to create Good Growth, the kind that creates opportunity and the most value in the long term. Today we work hard to continue this journey, driving innovations and growth in over 100 countries, shaping the industry while ensuring a sustainable future for all our stakeholders.

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


 Legal Counsel

Are you looking to use your legal skills within a fast paced organisation? Do you have a global mindset? Can you deliver legal advice of high quality to senior commercial leaders and front line employees? If so, an exciting opportunity now exists at Arla Foods as Legal Counsel for the UK, working alongside the UK’s Senior Legal Counsel and Head of Legal and reporting to the European Head of Legal. As part of a Global Legal team of highly-skilled colleagues, you will be based in Leeds but will work closely with your colleagues in Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

Key responsibilities

In this role you will be involved in a wide range of activities and will provide both legal advice and proactive commercial support to the business.  Commercial contracts will be a key part of your workload and experience in GDPR and anti-bribery compliance would be an advantage, but is not essential. A basic knowledge of company law formalities would also be beneficial.

Solid experience within law

You are a qualified solicitor with experience from private practice and/or in-house. On a personal level, you should be a bright and commercially-minded lawyer, dedicated to providing a high level of quality and service in the solutions you deliver. At the same time, you have an easy-going and humorous approach to life and work and you are driven, flexible and committed to delivering on your objectives. You are a true team player who listens to the needs of your stakeholders and who proactively seeks to strengthen relations with everyone – whether on behalf of your department or the business as a whole.


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?

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