Head of Legal, General Commercial, Regulatory & Intellectual Property

Primark Stores Limited
Apr 16, 2024
Apr 21, 2024
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Head of Legal – General Commercial, Regulatory & Intellectual Property

Our Legal teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best legal professionals in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business – helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward–thinking team.

As the Head of Legal, you will be a key member of the legal leadership team, responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the legal department. Reporting directly to the Legal Director, you will play a critical role in shaping and implementing the legal strategy for the General Commercial, Regulatory & Intellectual Property pillar. You will also lead a team of solicitors and effectively manage legal and regulatory risks across the Primark business.

As part of the Primark Global Legal Team, you will work closely with senior leaders both within our business and in our parent company ABF plc. You will provide commercially pragmatic advice on a broad spectrum of issues and will influence strategic and operational decision making across the business.

What You'll Get

The work you do shapes the impact we have. We're focused on providing you with the culture to reach your potential. Your welfare is our top priority.
  1. 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  2. Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  3. Competitive Bonus, Pension, and Healthcare package

What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across a range of skillsets. Here's a flavour of your day–to–day:
  1. Lead and develop a high performing team that provides support to the Primark business.
  2. Create and build an agile strategy that champions functional excellence whilst improving the operational effectiveness of the team.
  3. Provide rigorous and robust legal advice, guidance and counsel to senior leaders in Primark and ABF regarding General Commercial, Regulatory & Intellectual Property matters.
  4. Collaborate and influence strategic and operational decision making of senior stakeholders within the Primark and ABF business.
  5. Stay abreast of changes in relevant laws and regulations and ensure the company's compliance, proactively identifying legal risks and opportunities.
  6. Oversee the drafting, review, and negotiation of a variety of agreements, contracts, and legal documents, ensuring they protect the business, maximise value and mage legal risk.

What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued – so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  1. Qualified Solicitor with at least 12 + years PQE.
  2. Must have experience of private practice in Ireland or any part of the UK.
  3. Broad general commercial experience preferably with a volume retailer with international presence.
  4. Must be capable of applying a rigorous legal interpretation without compromising the business.
  5. Excellent leader and trusted advisor with extensive experience of developing senior business relationships and shaping and underpinning business strategies.

The successful candidate will be a self–starter, capable of using their initiative and relish working in a fast–paced and dynamic environment. You will be a true partner to the business on General Commercial, Regulatory & Intellectual Property matters and have a strong ability to influence these senior stakeholders in a fluid environment.

Ready? Good – because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team can assist you in determining how your skills fit in, our way.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

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