legal director Utrecht & Kerpen

our job

grow and professionalise legal, corporate governance and compliance processes for:

  • all our Aalberts companies in the German speaking countries (DACH); and
  • all our locations of Aalberts surface technologies globally
  • as legal director and part of the global Aalberts governance network, reporting directly to the global general counsel in Utrecht, you further develop and strengthen the governance & audit processes and drive strategic legal projects 
  • you are the first point of contact for the ongoing compliance trainings including the Aalberts Integrity Academy e-learning for the relevant employees of your locations
  • you work closely together with the leadership (CEO and CFO) of Aalberts surface technologies based in Kerpen
  • you manage legal and commercial risks and coordinate with outside counsel to manage country-specific claims
  • you improve the corporate householding and legal management systems
  • you review, draft and negotiate large commercial agreements in English and German
  • you draft and develop contract standards, checklists and standard legal documents
  • you are willing to travel between our various locations in the German speaking countries and (at least) once a week to our Aalberts HQ in Utrecht

your profile

  • university degree in law
  • several years experience in corporate governance, international compliance regulations and German corporate and commercial contract law
  • business-oriented self-starter combining analytical reasoning and judgement, while working with the highest degree of integrity
  • fluency in German and in English and good communication and listening skills
  • strong, persuasive and entrepreneurial personality
  • take responsibility, be pragmatic, initiate progress and get things done by taking ownership
  • good interpersonal skills, strong people orientation and sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • experience with managing outside counsel on a variety of matters
  • ability to sell compliance to the business while ensuring that certain lines are never crossed

what we offer

  • being part of a winning team in a diverse and responsible position
  • operate in a challenging international and entrepreneurial environment
  • flat organisational structure with short lines of communication
  • in this structure you can really make a difference and impact your organisation
  • possibility to develop your personal and professional competencies with many career growth opportunities
  • attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package
  • work “the Aalberts way”
Utrecht, The Netherlands
40 hours per week
Master's degree

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Thijs van der Lugt
general counsel