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Senior Legal Counsel
West Midlands - No.1 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ

Roles: Senior Legal Counsel
Location: Birmingham city centre
Package: Competitive plus benefits
It takes more than a certain something to create one of the UK’s biggest and brightest food companies.
Make things happen with agility and pace
Seek out and thrive on challenge
The desire to lead in the food industry
Entrepreneur spirit
These ingredients have seen 2 Sisters Food Group become a 20,000 strong team in just 20 years.

Who we are
We are a leading food manufacturer and are passionate about food and the role we play in feeding the nation.  Our core business is within poultry production with a strong Meals Solutions division however, whilst we produce private label products for major retailers, we also have well-known brands including Fox’s Biscuits, Hollands Pies, Matthew Walker Christmas Puddings to name a few. It is therefore a diverse and fast paced business with a wide range of legal requirements.
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity available for two in-house lawyers to join our team. The roles are based within our headquarters in Birmingham city centre reporting to our Group Head of Legal. The Legal team sits cross offices so there will be some travel involved in visiting other team members in our Wakefield office, as well as other sites. 
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Counsel looking for a change and wanting to progress their career to the next level in a challenging and fast-paced environment, and also for a more junior Legal Counsel wanting to gain experience or move in-house with the UK’s Largest Food Manufacturer.
The role will require you to provide consistent, practical and commercially focused advice and solutions on the full range of contractual, corporate, competition, IP, disputes, marketing and advertising, regulatory investigations, property and other legal and commercial matters. You will be actively involved in providing legal training to the Group in order to promote best practice and mitigate risk. 
So if you’re looking for a role which will keep you challenged, enable you to grow and give you the chance to work in an environment envied by our competitors, then look no further.

About You
  • Qualified Solicitor with practising certificate
  • Whilst PQE level is not determinative we expect each role to attract candidates as follows:-
    • Senior Legal Counsel – 4+ years PQE; and
    • Legal Counsel – 0-4 years PQE.
  • Ideally with commercial experience and/or secondee or other industry experience
  • Ability to work on matters independently, to build relationships and influence internal stakeholders, providing pragmatic, commercial, solution-focussed advice
  • Experience of providing training / delivering presentations preferred
  • Ability to manage a large work load effectively and efficiently

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