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Commercial Legal Counsel

32 – 38 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced commercial lawyer, who feels at home in a dynamic international environment with plenty of room for individual initiative and professional development. 
You will work both hands-on and more strategically on a wide range of (multiple international, English-speaking) commercial contracts and projects of different sizes and complexity, especially for the procurement of all 'not-for-resale' services and products for the Action group.

This is your daily action

You will support the Procurement Department in procurement processes/contracts for the various services and non-commercial goods that we need as a company. These include projects and agreements relating to marketing activities, media procurement, IT solutions, facility services, the setting-up and maintenance of stores/distribution centers, logistics services, transport, sustainability initiatives and the digitalisation of business processes. A very broad and varied field of work, where you are also in close contact with other departments and disciplines such as Marketing, Technology & IT, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Store Operations, HR, Finance, Tax, etc.
You will also provide training, create templates and guidelines, handle disputes and advise the business on the compliance, consequences and/or implementation of (existing or new) legislation and regulations, where necessary.  You will do all this on a national and international level, where you can rely on local expertise, both within and outside Action, where necessary. 

Meet your team

You will be part of the Legal Department at Action’s International Headquarters in Zwaagdijk (30 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam), which consists of six other lawyers, each with their own areas of focus, under the leadership of the Legal Manager. 
The team supports all organisational units of the Action group and operates very close to the business across a wide area. You will be part of an informal, collegial culture and a team that always tries to translate legal into practical, while also looking beyond the boundaries of the legal domain.   
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This is you

You are a pragmatic and decisive lawyer with perseverance and a good eye for commercial interests. You are also independent, communicative and you quickly and easily build relationships. 
In addition: 

  • You have completed a Master’s degree in Dutch law
  • You have at least 5 years’ professional experience as a lawyer or legal counsel, in which you have drawn up, assessed and negotiated various commercial contracts
  • You preferably have experience with ICT contracts
  • Excellent command of English

What we offer

You will work in a team of professionals within an international environment. Action has almost 2.000 stores in 9 European countries and opens a number of new stores every week. The rapid growth of the organization continues continuously. Not only is Action growing, but there are also career opportunities for you to develop within the company.
In short, a great position with the opportunity to work partly from home, at a good competitive salary, supplemented by amongst other things an attractive bonus scheme.
How we contribute to society
As a retailer with millions of enthusiastic customers, we take our responsibility for people and the environment. That is why we invest in solutions that reduce the impact on the environment and ensure better production conditions in the countries where we operate and manufacture. Click here for more information. 


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The next steps

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible.
  2. We invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We would like to get to know you better, which is why we ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We will invite you for a second interview and we will discuss your assessment
  5. Are will still a great match? Then we will become new colleagues!

At Action, integrity is of great importance to us. A pre-employment screening is therefore part of the application process for this vacancy. Contact your recruiter for more information.

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