Head of Legal
Verisure AS, Skøyen - Oslo
Verisure / Securitas Direct is Europe's leading provider of professionally monitored security systems and connected services for the smart home. With 11.000 employees and more than 2,5 million customers in 14 countries, we are the European market leader in monitored smart alarms to residential and small business customers. Spain, Sweden, France and Norway are our largest operations and have enjoyed consistent double-digit top and bottom line growth over the past 20 years, as a result of our highly entrepreneurial and innovative approach to business. Securitas Direct also continues to organically expand internationally, with Latin America, UK, and Italy being new, growing markets
We are now looking for a Head of Legal (Norway) to join our high-performing management and organization, to help accelerate our continuing fast-paced growth.
Leadership and Responsibilities
The Head of Legal for Norway will be responsible for;
- providing practical advice and solutions across a full range of legal subject areas
- voicing commercial insights to help shape our strategy and business plans
- participating and co-leading group-wide initiatives in our growing Legal department
- developing law firm relationships and optimizing legal spend, including wherever possible through the use of innovative processes and technologies
- monitoring regulatory trends and pro-actively shaping the legal landscape
- providing relevant and useful legal training to management colleagues, and
- being a role model and mentor for our commitment to doing business with integrity.
Areas of legal work will include smart commercial contracting (customers, suppliers, sales alliances, franchisees), consumer protection and marketing, competition, data privacy, IP, real estate, tax, M&A and industry regulation. Opportunities for personal and career development will include; learning across all aspects of business and management, including finance, technology, operations, sales and marketing; international work experience; and becoming a strategic management leader in business.
Profile and qualifications
This is a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, international and industry-leading smart-home technology business, with a smart and high-performing management team, in a continuously growing industry that makes a positive difference in the lives of customers across 14 countries every day.
Verisure's values (our DNA) and vision pervade all aspects of the company. In line with those, the right candidate for this position will be intellectually energized and a real team player, while also ambitious, high-performing and responsible. Plus innovative and action-oriented, open and transparent, and relaxed and informal.
We are not looking for just a lawyer: the successful candidate will always play with and for the team; be smart and have a strong academic record and career success to date; be a sharp legal mind; have a passion to learn (particularly about business, management and strategy); be a leader; be analytical and a structured thinker, but also driven, service-minded and prone to take initiative and take ownership. The right candidate will have to take commercially sound decisions with a risk-reward-based approach, working closely with the operational team and management colleagues.
The successful candidate will have a Norwegian law degree, a strong academic record and a minimum 7 years of experience working in top-rated law firms and/or as an internal legal counsel.
If you think you could be a fit, we would be very happy to hear from you!
Application and Enquiries Please feel free to contact our HR director: Christine Aalstad Bækkelund M: (+47) 90 20 89 58 for questions regarding Verisure and/or the position.
All applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling-basis
Application deadline: 15.02.2018