Job Title:  Senior Legal Counsel - Iberia Cluster

Job Number:  22399

Country: Spain
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

Job purpose and key deliverables
In a very regulated market like Iberian tobacco market (Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Andorra and Gibraltar), a Senior Legal Counsel plays a key role in providing legal advice and analysis to the organisation, under the supervision of the Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs SEA.
The principal function of this professional figure is to ensure that the Company is empowered to keep acting lawfully given the strict local legislation, to protect the trademarks rights and to manage, in a proactive manner, the regulatory issues.
This person must secure the full and timely implementation of marketing and commercial programs within regulatory local frameworks, as well as contributing to the preservation of BAT reputation, serving as legal advisor of the business units of the Company, contributing to the maintenance of the BAT business according to the BAT strategy and ensuring the accomplishment and implementation of the Compliance programmes of BAT.

Essential requirements:
• University degree in Spanish Law;
• Minimum 6 - 8 years’ experience as in-house lawyer in the Legal department of a FMCG company, preferable in the tobacco industry;      
• Experience in people management;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English and Spanish languages;
• Good analytical skills;
• User knowledge of computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel);
• Fluent Italian language will be considered as a plus.

Skills and Experience:
• Very good knowledge of Antitrust legislation, Tobacco legislation, Contracts management, Intellectual Property legislation, smuggling and counterfeiting legislation, labor law and Compliance;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Good ability to translate legal concepts into an easily understandable format and to communicate them clearly, both orally and in writing, with all levels of management;
• Act as a team player;
• Flexible attitude;
• Attention to details;
• Good commercial judgement;
• Ability to understand the strategic aims of BAT business;
• Ability to work under pressure and to cope with unexpected and different demands;
• Ability to work well as a member of a multi-disciplinary and international team;
• Experience in dealing with a wide range of corporate and commercial legal issues;
• Ability to manage external lawyers in a range of jurisdictions.

British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

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