Kellogg Junior Transactions Regional Specialist in DUBLIN, Ireland

Grow with us by joining the European Legal Department as a Transactions Regional Specialist, supporting our European business based in our European Head Office in Swords, Dublin.

The European Legal Team is a professional, friendly, energised and globally connected department lead by the European General Counsel and made up of Country Cluster Business Lawyers, Regional Specialists, Trainees and Paraprofessionals.

In this role you will be the Junior Transactions Regional Specialist, reporting to the Senior Transactions Regional Specialist. The role involves drafting of commercial agreements and advice and counsel on transactions, tax and treasury projects, and corporate governance.

You will partner and collaborate with all departments of our Kellogg business in Europe, our Legal teams in Europe, the USA, and in Latin America and Asia Pacific, as well as with external lawyers and other professional advisers, to ensure appropriate contractual terms and protections for the business.

This is a demanding, extremely fun, busy and unique role which allows you to get involved with a huge range of activities and really grow your experience within a corporate multi-cultural environment.


In your role as Transactions Regional Specialist, you will contribute to the success of Kellogg business by:

  • Providing strategic legal advice on transactions matters – including European contracts, corporate governance, to include commercial and structural organisation

  • Managing legal work for any EMEA Tax/Finance corporate restructuring projects including all documents, time management, boards of directors and Shareholders' approvals, updating corporate governance records and filings

  • Managing legal work for commercial projects including drafting and reviewing documentation, legal advice, execution of any documents

  • The provision of support on corporate governance issues and corporate regulatory compliance

  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with key stakeholders within the European and Global business e.g., Supply Chain including Procurement, Tax and Treasury

  • Manage pan EMEA contracts, with importance for future growth objectives of the business

  • Manage corporate governance and compliance for the Kellogg EMEA companies with support from our external service provider


As well as a hunger to learn and succeed, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:


  • Law Degree or Equivalent non-law degree plus post graduate legal qualification

  • A high level of integrity is required to preserve the confidentiality of strategic business projects and plan for successful future projects

  • Problem solving and well developed organisational skills are paramount, as this role requires the ability to deal with a large volume of complex, high pressured situations of varying size at the same time to meet multiple timelines

  • Ability to review information quickly and make necessary decisions in short time frames

  • Ability to build realistic expectations and ensure that the right people are involved in projects and processes

  • Ability to partner effectively both internally and externally at all levels of the business, develop a comprehensive network and establish good working relationships both within the Legal Department and with other departments including Tax, Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing and HR in addition to external legal counsels and subject matter experts


  • Some experience Post Qualification Experience (PQE) in transactions to include commercial contracts, corporate tax driven projects and other large transactions in a law firm or in house legal department of a multinational company - preferably in the a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector

  • Previous experience of working with an International Legal Department

  • Additional European Languages skills would be a distinct advantage

  • Knowledge of Company Secretary Responsibilities


Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site.

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Title: Junior Transactions Regional Specialist

Location: Ireland-Republic of Ireland-Dublin

Requisition ID: LEG000115

Job Function: Legal and Compliance

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Nov 11, 2017, 6:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No