Legal Counsel Legal HR & Labor Relations (m/f/d)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Legal / SEA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Provide general legal service with a focus on HR Legal & Labor Relations topics, ensuring the legal interests of adidas AG with regards to collective and individual labor law.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing individual and collective labor law services at adidas AG.
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts related to personnel, giving legal guidance to HR and other relevant business partners.
  • Support on works council related matters, including review, drafting and negotiations of company agreements.
  • Consult and align priorities in close collaboration with HRM, Line Manager and Executive Management to get input into aspects of personnel policy and company agreements.
  • Support the development and align co-determination strategies to respond to changing business needs.
  • Assessing legal risks and ensure dispute avoidance to protect interests of adidas, providing clear guidance concerning all labor law matters.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate handling of individual and collective labor law regulations.
  • Effectively manage and supervise the delivery of legal advice and services through external counsel.

Key Relationships:

  • Interacts internally with all levels of the company including the highest levels of the organization.
  • Interacts and works with HR community, and the different Works Councils.
  • Interacts externally with outside counsels as well as with representatives of management and trade unions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A strong and dedicated understanding towards the company and customers’ needs as well as the ability to make practical evaluation of risk essentials.
  • Ability to work independently and manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload
  • Ability to manage complex mid to large size projects within HR
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be fluent in English and German.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  1. German law degree as a fully qualified lawyer (“Volljurist/in”) with at least satisfactory (“befriedigend”) results
  2. At least 5-7 years of progressive experience in collective and individual labour law matters.
  3. Preferably experience with multinational companies with multi market teams.
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The Facts

Jobtitle Legal Counsel Legal HR & Labor Relations (m/f/d)
Team Legal / SEA
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Location Germany
Number 190452
Position Type Full time
Date Feb-20, 2019
Relocation no

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