Head of Legal (Sole Counsel) - International remit - Exciting phase of growth.
West Midlands HQ (envisage 3 days in the office to build those leadership/stakeholder relationships)
We are working exclusively with an internationally renowned engineering services business looking hire their first dedicated Head of Legal.
The organisation, with a genuine global footprint, provide specialist, innovative solutions to infrastructure and constructions projects across the world. With a diverse project range, international engineering excellence and an entrepreneurial team in place, they are continuing to see huge growth in their key territories. EMEA, APAC and US
As Sole Counsel you will take responsibility for managing commercial risk, regulatory and compliance matters internationally and handle a wide variety of commercial and corporate matters.
You will of course identify and drive best practice and implement efficiencies across the Group, providing pragmatic, pro-active advice supporting growth and ensuring a robust and compliant operating environment.
The work will be varied and challenging so an agile, flexible approach is needed. You will provide strategic advice and support to Regional MD's on
Managing external legal advice globally
This role would ideally suit a current senior legal counsel 6+ PQE with ideally international industry experience looking to take the next step to set up and grow a dedicated legal function.
A senior lawyer in practice (commercial, corporate, construction) with relevant secondment experience could also be considered.
You will have strong knowledge of commercial and wider company law matters and ideally exposure to corporate governance, compliance and company secretarial matters.
A hands-on approach to problem solving, excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree if integrity are all required. Influencing a diverse range of stakeholders globally will be essential as you roll out the function.
You will be joining a successful global business, providing you with the international platform to truly drive change and facilitate continued growth.
You will be based with the SLT in West Midlands/Staffordshire (3 days a week) with some international travel perhaps 3 or 4 times a year.
Do get in touch to hear more