Junior Legal Counsel

Junior Legal Counsel

Are you interested in IT law, excited to provide legal support and keen to add value to the business in order to enable Planon’s growth goals and mitigate risks? Join our team and become part of our legal department!

As a junior legal counsel you will provide legal support to the companies and departments of Planon while working with world-leading clients!
The Planon Legal Department consists of 5 legal counsels located in the Netherlands, Germany and the USA; you will join the legal team at Planon’s headquarter in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
You will be an integral part of our legal team, supporting various legal functions to ensure compliance and mitigate risks across the organization. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a recent law school graduate or junior legal professional to gain valuable experience in a dynamic and innovative technology company environment.

Raymond van Benthum (Global Legal Counsel): ‘For me, besides the challenging legal issues it’s the culture of Planon that makes my job even more exciting. Also, within Planon there is an open door policy and I’ve been constantly stimulated to develop my skills. At the same time I experience a lot of responsibility and freedom.’

You will start to work in close cooperation with and under the guidance of the Legal Counsels within the Planon Legal Department and gradually you will obtain more and more ownership and responsibilities.

You successfully fulfill your role by:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts of customer related IT-agreements and supplier related purchase agreements;
  • Continuously improving the contracting and contract management process;
  • Advising and supporting implementation of special projects or areas (e.g. new business models, software platform licensing models, partnering structures etc.);
  • Maintain up-to-date legal knowledge level and keep Planon informed about applicable new regulations, laws and case laws;
  • Understanding the company targets and acting professionally and efficiently in supporting and meeting these in compliance with the mission of the Planon Legal Department;
  • Pro-actively contribute to the high quality of the Planon Legal Department in adding value to the company.
  • Netherlands
  • Nijmegen
  • Corporate Functions

Our mission is to deliver in-house software solutions that enable our clients to effectively solve their challenges – and that’s no simple task. To fulfill our mission, we need you to be entrepreneurial, client-oriented and analytical.

You will provide global legal support in accordance with the Planon Legal Department mission. The mission of the Planon Legal Department is delivering high quality and efficient legal support to all companies and departments within the Planon Group, in order to mitigate risks and to add a sustainable competitive advantage in compliance with applicable laws and Planon policies.

Pierre Schreuder (General Counsel): ‘We are looking for someone who has a business sense and is interested in technology, who is able to work with internal and external stakeholders in an international, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. You should also have the ability to maintain a high workload under time pressure and have the determination to achieve high-quality business results with a strong sense of responsibility. Last but not least; you fit the profile when you’re a service-orientated team player, with an pragmatic, hands-on, but persistent mentality.’

Our ideal candidate meets the following criteria:

  • A Master's degree law, preferably specialized in IT, Privacy and/or contract related law;
  • Affinity with reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IT agreements such as software license- & SaaS agreements with related maintenance, support and SLA components, consultancy agreements, and purchase agreements;
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English and Dutch;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to research and analyze complex legal issues;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Dutch, with the ability to effectively communicate legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders;
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload effectively;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-oriented environment;

A healthy work-life balance and the possibility of working hybrid. We encourage a collaborative and learning work environment, which is why we offer constant learning and meaningful training opportunities. In addition, we offer challenging projects with world-leading clients and extraordinary experiences. For this role we offer the following competitive benefits package.

Join us on our journey to become the recognised world leader in Smart Sustainable Building Management software solutions. How we do this? By putting our people at the heart of our company and creating an inspiring and safe environment that allows all of us to work, learn, live, and play.

Planon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.

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