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Global Legal Advisor

Global Legal Advisor

Job title: Global Legal Advisor
Location: Manchester
Salary: Negotiable per annum
Start date: ASAP
Reference: LegalMI_1669798023
Contact name: Milan Careers
Contact email:
Published: about 2 months ago

Job description

We are looking for a Global Legal Advisor working in our Manchester Office.

Who we are:

We are Oliver James, a global recruitment & consulting group that has been introducing talented people to great organisations since 2002. As a business, we are achieving year-on-year growth of 30%, operate across 30 countries and open an average of 3 international offices a year, with no signs of slowing down! We put this track record down to our adaptability, allowing us to consistently outperform the market in the face of change; providing sustainability and reliability to our clients and people.

Global Operations at Oliver James is an integral part of the group. Based in Manchester, we provide the infrastructure, the innovation, the transformation and the scalable capabilities which have allowed us to become a £220 million turnover business.

We have an incredibly clear view of where we want to go and by when, exactly like our people. It is based on these very principles that we have achieved awards such as the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and the Sunday Times International Track Recruiter100, to name a few.
We're growing faster than we expected, and while that's humbling it means that your career will develop quickly too, giving you the unique opportunity to say that you were "there at the beginning"!
We think we're building something pretty special here at Oliver James Global Operations:

  • We empower our team members to think big and we are built for those who thrive on delivering results; providing you the opportunity to seek the extraordinary and become your best, no matter your role or expertise.
  • We breed a culture of excellence and inclusivity, a team that people are proud to work for; a place where people can thrive and make a difference.
  • All of our business functions support Oliver James' wider goals and ambitions - to make a remarkable impact globally. So what's stopping you, come and join us.

About the role

As a Global Legal Advisor for Oliver James you will to join the growing Oliver James Global Legal Team and report directly to the General Counsel in a centralised Group global legal team based in Manchester.

You will take responsibility for smart and quality legal advice and be the dedicated legal advisor for specific OJ regions, with a focus on commercial contracts negotiation. You will also have the opportunity to provide advisory legal support for your dedicated regions.

To perform this role well, we require:

  • Academic degree
  • Italian and English are mandatory, Spanish is considered a plus
  • Strong practical legal experience at a law firm and/or in -house
  • Minimum 2 year experience of leading on commercial contract review, drafting and negotiation processes
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Exposure to working on international / multi-jurisdictional legal matters (fluency in other language(s) would be beneficial)
  • Highly motivated and thrive in a fast paced and dynamic setting.
  • Available to relocate

An insight into some of your responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in commercial contract negotiation for specific OJ regions, ensuring smart, quality and efficient closing of contracts
  • Advising OJ consultants and directors on commercial terms, liabilities and risk management in client contracts in different jurisdictions
  • Play a key role in the development and digitisation of OJ's commercial contracts
  • Act as a trusted advisor to OJ consultants and directors on other legal issues (such as data protection and contentious matters), taking a proactive approach to support and manage legal risk
  • Identify opportunities to further embed the impact of the OJ Legal Team within the business, through delivery of education and engagement sessions
  • Seek opportunities to impact the development of the Oliver James Legal Team members and share knowledge with the wider business

What we offer

  • Transparent promotion pathway at every level
  • Very competitive scheme bonus
  • Hybrid workplace
  • Tailored training at every level
  • Annual Company Events
  • Working in a young, collaborative and fast-paced international environment

Introduction to OJ Milan from Pietro Novelli, Country Director, Italy

Welcome to OJ Milan!

It is my goal to make OJ the best specialist-driven recruitment company to work for in Italy, both in terms of business success and office environment. To achieve this, myself and the management team work hard to ensure our culture is one that is inclusive and high performing, while also encouraging and supporting flexibility and well-being.

We do our very best to support our clients - the most important corporates and scale-ups operating in the Italian market - and niche candidate pools with market-leading services and meticulous care.

As a group of highly driven and ambitious professionals, we listen and tailor every part of people's OJ journey to ensure everyone can succeed in their career ambitions, and most importantly, do it with a smile on their face.

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