ODEON Cimenas Group, Europe´s largest cinema operator, has operations and brands across 12 countries (Filmstaden AB in Sweden), is now hiring a Head of Legal & Compliance for its Northern Europe territory.
As Head of Legal & Compliance Norther Europe you are responsible for all legal matters across Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The role is to provide commercially focused solutions to the operation of the territory´s legal, compliance and governance function. In acting as a senior member of the Legal and Compliance function, you will maintain exceptional relationships with the other territory Heads of Legal and colleagues and proactively enhance the Group function as a whole. You will be responsible for advising on a wide range of legal, compliance and governance issues within an organisation that is in a transformational phase both at territory and Group level.
You will be part of Group Legal and report to Chief Group Legal & Compliance Officer who is based in the UK with a dotted line to the Norther European MD. The main place of work is Solna, although other locations may be considered. The work will include travelling.
As Head of Legal & Compliance Northern Europe your role will cover a wide-range of legal issues including negotiation of general commercial contracts, supporting the commercial and marketing teams with their promotional activity, performing pre-litigation work to minimise risks, developing and delivering training initiatives across a broad range of contractual and compliance activities and delivering general business compliance requirements. You will also act as the point of escalation and build a network of senior regional contacts across the businesses. In addition, you hold responsibility of building strong and cost effective relationships with our external counsel although only using them when/where appropriate and do so within budget.
Who are you?
You will have a law school degree and at least seven years of professional legal experience, preferably in an international environment, ideally a law firm and/or multi-national company. You have a solid legal background and experience from diverse areas of law such as general commercial and corporate law, competition law, contracts negotiations, marketing and consumer law. You have significant exposure to working across multiple jurisdictions and cultures and you have the ability to juggle priorities effectively whilst being able to take a step back and plot realistic timescales, manage stakeholder expectations and be able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to risk. It is desirable that you have experience within the retail and or leisure industry with particular exposure to consumer related issues.
In this recruitment process, ODEON Cinemas Group is supported by Jurek Rekrytering & Bemanning. Interviews will be carried out as applications (in English) are received so please apply as soon as possible via www.jurek.se. Please note that we do not accept applications by mail. For any questions, please contact recruitment consultant Helena Woodcock by phone 0733 – 109585, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org