For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
As a Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for supporting the business across LATAM, with broad, generalist responsabilities with special accountability in corporate law and contracts.
As Legal Counsel you will have the following key accountabilities:
You will be resonsible to analyze and negotiate commercial agreements.
You will be in charge of counseling the business operations in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico, by giving pro-active, professional, competent, effective and creative legal support.
You will collaborate with local business leaders as well as with back office areas (Finance, Accounting, IT, Marketing, Procurement and HR) advising on legal risks, business strategies and other issues related to the Company’s business units.
You will coordinate external law firms, requesting legal opinions.
You will be responsible for the Intellectual Properties and brand registrations.
Now that we've introduced you to the position as Legal Counsel, what skills, qualifications and experience should you have?
8+ years of experience working in a law firm or in-house legal department.
Excellent communication skills and able to establish strong working relationships with business leaders.
Proactive and willing to face new challenges.
You must have fluent level in English, both written and oral. Portuguese is a plus.
We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!