Job ID: R0040413
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2024
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: HITACHI EUROPE LTD.
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.
HEU is also responsible for managing centralised corporate services (including legal) across the EMEA region, providing HEU’s business units and a number of other group companies with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development
What you’ll be doing
HEU is looking to recruit a UK qualified Commercial Lawyer / Company Solicitor (up to 5 years PQE*) to be based at Hitachi’s European Regional Headquarters at Sefton Park, Stoke Poges on a fixed term for 12-months (maternity cover).
The Commercial Lawyer / Company Solicitor will be responsible for providing legal advice to HEU and the wider Hitachi Group, both in the UK and elsewhere.
The ideal candidate will have a broad company, commercial and compliance background.
Provision of legal and compliance advice and support
Draft, review, negotiate and manage a wide range of legal documents, including: manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, software licence and maintenance agreements, framework agreements and supply chain agreements
Work cross functionally with other corporate support functions and with other Hitachi Group companies to assess and address legal implications in commercial transactions and compliance matters
Support corporate transactions and initiatives
Support the continuous improvement of legal processes to ensure legal objectives are met
Instruct and manage external legal advisors as required ensuring cost-effective, timely support
Advise on and ensure compliance with data protection laws, regulations, and best practices, including but not limited to GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and other relevant frameworks
Provide advice and support on regulatory compliance including bribery, anti-corruption and competition law matters
Assist in ensuring compliance with corporate governance requirements
Ensure the provision of training to the company on legal and compliance matters as appropriate
What you bring to the team
We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision. The role will be a mixture of remote-hybrid work with 2 days working at Hitachi Sefton Park, Slough, London Office.
A current practising certificate issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Degree level education
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including persuasion, consulting and counselling skills, and the ability to clearly explain complex issues and concepts to non-lawyers
An open and persuasive personality with presence and natural authority
Excellent business judgement, strategic thinking and ability
The ability to analyse complex business, technical and legal situations and develop and implement recommendations that meet the business, technical and legal needs of the company
Knowledge of data protection laws and regulations
Excellent negotiation skills, with the ability to diplomatically and effectively resolve issues
Trained and practiced in an established and reputable law firm preferred
*PQE is for guidance only. Candidates with more or less PQE will be considered on merit.
Company Funded Benefits
Along with a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, employees have the option to work flexibly in line with our hybrid working model and we would be happy to discuss this with you during the hiring process.
Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per year
A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
Group Personal Pension
Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members
Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
Personal Accident Insurance
Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;
Cycle To Work scheme
Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children
With Japanese Roots Going Back Over 100 Years, Our Culture Is Founded On The Values Of Our Parent Company Expressed As The Hitachi Spirit
We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect
Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity
Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge