Senior Manager Legal

Tokyo | Japan | Legal / SEA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Provide general legal services to adidas Group to support adidas Japan by independently supporting the Legal Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day legal matters of adidas Japan including counselling, contract review, draft and negotiation, structuring of transactions, legal risk assessment, and dispute avoidance without need of daily supervision
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of contracts to protect the interests of the adidas Japan including service agreements and wholesale related agreements
  • Provide support for business teams to ensure legal/compliance related matters are appropriately handled
  • Provide support for quality control team/consumer service team including the handling of consumer product claim involved injury and product recall
  • Act as the contact person for internal clients in legal matters
  • Coordinate external lawyers
  • Negotiate contracts and disputes with external 3rd parties
  • Conduct educational programs and materials for client groups as appropriate in relevant legal areas.
  • Provide support to ensure compliance-related matters are appropriately handled including all aspects of communication, education, and facilitation of compliance issues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent client relations skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in both English and Japanese
  • Strong background in general corporate, transactional and commercial law
  • Ability to work independently and manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law degree
  • Several years of work experience within international company or in a law firm
  • Corporate counsel experience in general corporate, transactional and commercial law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required 
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong team player
  • Very good MS Office skills
  • International mindset through previous work experience abroad


Key Relationships:

  • All Internal clients including sales, marketing, DtC, adidas Golf quality control and consumer service
  • Other global adidas Group legal team members
  • External parties including business partners, external lawyers and opposing 3rrd parties
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Legal
Team Legal / SEA
Brand adidas
City Tokyo
Location Japan
Number 197366
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-19, 2019
Relocation no

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