Legal Manager

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17185 Legal Manager


・Ensuring adequate legal and compliance services to the Company throughout Japan, as a strategic guardian & business partner
・Providing subject matter expert legal services to the businesses
・Strategic support of the management board, partnering on business decision making
・Manage legal & business integrity alignment across North Asia and globally
・Leading for change and inspiring trust for sustainable and competitive growth
・Repot to General Counsel-Japan

・Employment & Labor law, Litigation, Compliance, Corporate management, Corporate Secretary matters
・Brand protection, contract management (marketing, sales, supply chain and other functions related), support improvement of operational excellence in business
・Projects (including global or regional projects) to be assigned by General Counsel or cross-functionally requested
・Provides advice with respect to assessing both legal and reputational risks arising out of contemplated transactions
・Provides significant cross-functional collaboration with operational and functional leaders, tax, finance, treasury, risk management, labor and employment, IP, IT, litigation, Safety & health, corporate, and communications
・Effectively controls utilization of outside counsel to provide cost-effective legal services and ensures quality
・Proactively embed the Business Integrity Culture

・Involvement in the business and visibility to senior management. Regular participation in client meetings, travel to different business locations within Japan and occasionally elsewhere is expected (subject to the situation of COVID -19).
・Effective communication with the different businesses and between the various stakeholders is essential.
・Positive thinking
・Embrace risk and provide innovative legal solutions, providing alternative ways rather than explaining how it is difficult.
・External orientation to enhance external network which benefits to business and passion to advocacy
・Lead by example to embed business integrity culture together with creating psychological safety environment for all employees


・Graduate of a top law school in Japan or overseas
・A licensed member of a bar association is not mandatory, but preferable
・More than 5 years of experience in law firms or in-house companies in Japan or overseas
・Positive thinking and communication
・Having strong business acumen and growth mindset to purse competitive business growth
・Experience leading cross-functional and/or global projects and driving and leading change in a business
・FMCG experience is not mandatory, but preferable
・Japanese & English language fluency (spoken and written) is necessary

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