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Domestic Appliances - Paralegal

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In this role, you have the opportunity to

This role provides the opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a world-class legal department in a fast-moving company which brings innovative products to consumers across the globe. The Philips Domestic Appliances legal department is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic team player that delivers results and who wants to be part in this journey.

You are responsible for

In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Supporting the review of procurement agreements and the negotiation thereof with suppliers;

  • Assessment of marketing claims, with guidance of a counsel where required;

  • Group-wide review and negotiation of non-disclosure agreements and management of NDA-tool;

  • Support in the preparation of contract amendments;

  • Support in contract template maintenance;

  • Legal know-how administration and management, retrieving and organizing information from across the world.

You are a part of

As of July 1, 2021, the Domestic Appliances business will be operated as a company stand-alone from the Philips Group. The headquarter of Domestic Appliances is in Amsterdam. The Domestic Appliances business is a global leader in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances. It has successfully launched groundbreaking products such as the Airfryer, full automatic coffee machines with the easiest to clean milk system LatteGo, the PerfectCare Elite steam generator and SpeedPro Max Aqua cordless vacuum cleaner.

The Domestic Appliances Legal team is focused on providing pro-active and top-notch practical support. The Legal team consists of 20 legal counsels with 15 nationalities and operates globally. 9 counsels are based in Amsterdam. As paralegal you will work together with two legal counsels to provide valuable advice and support to Domestic Appliances’ business and operations, ensuring successful execution of business and operational strategies. You will work day-to-day with highly experienced professionals across legal, marketing, procurement, supply chain and IT.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • 3+ years of experience in commercial legal work;

  • Bachelor degree or more in (Dutch) law;

  • Excellent command of English;

  • Team player who likes to work closely with business at all levels;

  • Proven ability to work independently; an eagerness to master the process; and comfort in asking for help;

  • Proven to be flexible, pragmatic and hands-on;

  • Proven knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook and ability to master new IT systems

In return, we offer you

If you are a legal professional with passion for an international and entrepreneurial business environment, a genuine interest for consumer goods and business operations, you will find Philips Domestic Appliances a great place to work, giving the great opportunities to develop your skills and career.

Why should you join Philips?

We are a start-up of over 7,600 people with incredible products, solutions, and strong market foundations. You'll be joining a market leader with EUR 2.3 billion in annual sales in 2020, across kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances. ​

​Our groundbreaking, award-winning and sustainable innovations, such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, help create happier and healthier homes around the world. ​

We're on an adventure. From January 2020, Domestic Appliances separated from Philips and we're heading out into the big wide world ready to thrive and triumph on our own two feet. It's an exciting time and, backed by 130 years of experience in innovative reinvention, we're set up for success.​

Working at Philips Domestic Appliances is more than just a job. It’s about joining our family and our adventure while creating your own. It’s about starting an inspiring journey that will have a lasting and positive impact on your personal and professional life. ​

What do you say? Come join our adventure. We dare you.

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