Struers – Senior Legal Counsel – Legal & Compliance – POSITION FILLED

Job Description

Struers is looking for an experienced Senior Legal Counsel to establish a central legal function supporting Struers global business within legal & compliance. In the role as Senior Legal Counsel, your initial responsibility will be to establish Legal as a function and develop and ensure legal compliance with up-to-date legal policies and processes throughout Struers’ global business, e.g. within the areas of export control and sanctions.

Struers is a technology leader within materialography and has technology, data and insights as a clear competitive advantage and driver of its offerings. In a compliance context, this means that Struers is focused on optimising compliance efforts using the most optimal processes and tools available in the market.

In addition to legal compliance activities, you will be responsible for ensuring an adequate commercial legal support for contracting and corporate activities. This will entail ensuring that adequate contract and corporate standards are available along with check lists, standard terms and a model for providing advisory support to various internal functions.

The role as Senior Legal Counsel is globally focused, and you will be working closely with several key stakeholders in the Struers Group, including Corporate Management, Sales, Production, Research & Development and Supply Chain & Procurement.

You will be working from modern offices at Struers’ headquarters in Ballerup. The role requires occasional travelling.

Areas of Responsibility

In the role as Senior Legal Counsel, you will play an essential role in driving the legal & compliance efforts in Struers.

Your main responsibilities in respect of establishing and running the Legal function at Struers will be the following:

  • Preparing and further developing and implementing policies and standards to drive and support the compliance culture and ensure awareness of legal compliance throughout the organisation, including by securing that Struers’ export control and sanctions policies and standards are in compliance with global laws and regulations.
  • Proactively identifying potential compliance matters and providing support and advice as well as organisational training in order to ensure awareness and compliance. Keeping abreast of developments and trends in relevant legislation and the legal compliance industry.
  • Generally, advising on and responding to ad-hoc requests and queries from various stakeholders across the different business units regarding a wide range of legal compliance matters, including export control, sanctions, privacy law etc.
  • Supporting Struers’ organisation in relation to contracting, e.g. in relation to contract negotiations, and the development of contract standards and processes. This work will namely support sales and procurement teams but may also involve other teams, e.g. in relation to IP and employment matters.
  • Aligning processes and enforcement of contractual terms and conditions. Providing advice on and managing instances of contract breach and disputes.

Reporting and title

Reporting to: CFO, VP of Business Support Marcus Henriksen

Your title: Senior Legal Counsel

The ideal experience

Education: You are a qualified lawyer (cand.jur. or cand.merc.jur.) with minimum 7 years of professional experience from a group function in a larger global company and/or a law firm.

Legal & Compliance: You have experience with legal compliance within one or more relevant areas, such as export control, sanctions and GDPR, and you are capable of providing strong legal guidance on a wide range of legal matters, e.g. in relation to contract negotiations.

Industry experience: Preferably, you have a proven track record of working with commercial issues from export, engineering, production and / or other technical industry and you have an international outlook and experience from an international environment.

Language skills: You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in the Danish and English language.

Personal Competencens

Stakeholder management: With an open and service-minded attitude, you are able to work closely with the business and build and maintain working relationships at all levels in the organisation as well as externally. You have the confidence to work with senior management across the business.

Work style: You are self-driven, thorough and structured in your work style and you have a strong focus on organising and operationalising legal work with the aim of creating smarter solutions and continuously improve practices.

Business acumen: You have a strong business understanding, and you have the ability to balance key business drivers against legal priorities in order to make the best possible choices and prioritisations.

Trusted advisor and team player: You are used to working very independently as advisor to all levels of an organisation, and you have the ability to take ownership and lead a process. You also recognise the importance of being a team player that recognises the priorities of other functions and the overall business.

Communication: You are a good communicator who can present complex legal and regulatory matters to a wide variety of stakeholders in a clear and concise manner. You bring with you a sound judgment and well-developed influencing skills.

Struers’ value proposition to you

Struers offers you a challenging and exciting career in a business characterized by high technical standards and strong commercial skills. Struers has an open and informal culture founded on professionalism at all levels.

The team at Struers is guided by the company’s strong values; Mutual Respect, Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement. These values help teams collaborate effectively and ensure that everyone contributes to a positive and ambitious working environment, where everyone has the chance to contribute and develop. The right person will have ample opportunity for personal and professional development and for making a real impact on the business at all levels.

Struers offers you attractive working conditions, including a competitive salary, great colleagues and a good work life balance. 

About Struers

With 650 employees worldwide and a turnover of DKK +1bn (2022) Struers is the worlds’ leading materialographer present in more than 60 countries.

Since 1875, Struers has been exploiting scientific insights to develop technologies and solutions that help improve lives and make the world a better place. Struers provides a complete range of class-leading materialographic solutions, products and services – all tailored to individual lab processes for higher accuracy, efficiency and repeatability. This has made Struers a trusted partner to materialographers worldwide.

Struers provides a full range of equipment for materialographic preparation and inspection. All Struers’ equipment for cutting, mounting, grinding, polishing and verifying is developed in close collaboration with customers and designed to ensure that Struers’ customers get safe, accurate, fast and efficient solutions.

As the world’s foremost materialographic experts, Struers works with many of the world’s leading technology companies, from automobile and airplane manufacturers to mobile phone producers and aerospace. These companies rely on Struers’ equipment, consumables and expertise to ensure their products work safely and correctly.

As a responsible global player and an important supplier to many industries, Struers is committed to running its business responsibly with respect to its employees, customers, business partners, the wider community and the environment both locally and globally. Through Struers commitment, we want to help preserve environmental, social and economic assets that are fundamental for Struers customers, partners and employees.

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Application and contact

If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation. To hear more about the position, contact Mikkel Falkenberg from RESOLVA on tel: 29993065 or Camilla Krogh from RESOLVA on tel: 51261264.



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