Legal Counsel

Salary: Competitive

Location: Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin


Apply by: 14/05/2021

Legal Counsel

Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

About the role

Tesco Ireland is seeking to recruit a Commercial Lawyer to work as part of our Legal and Compliance Team. This role will report to the Head of Legal and Compliance. The successful candidate will be expected to partner with ROI business stakeholders and Group Legal to manage legal risks proactively and reactively and develop the legal business plan for the medium and long term. This role will support strategic business projects with robust and commercially focussed legal advice across a broad spectrum of areas. The successful candidate will play an important part in continuing to develop our business and team.

You will be responsible for

  • Drafting and reviewing complex commercial contracts, policy documentation and corporate documentation
  • Assisting on internally and externally focussed projects and reporting back to Tesco Ireland leadership team
  • Representing the legal team on internal working groups and providing feedback and advice
  • Managing multiple and varied workstreams
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders

You will need

  • Qualified Solicitor with 2-5 years PQE.
  • Must have experience of private practice in Ireland in a leading commercial law firm and in-house experience is a plus.
  • Collaborative, commercial and assertive person with strong communication, team building and stakeholder management skills.
  • An ability to weigh up the legal risks and queries that arise across a number of areas and combine this with a commercially focussed outlook.
  • A desire to be proactive in developing systems and processes, identifying issues and arriving at solutions.
  • Strong work ethic and very comfortable working independently and in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail combined with an ability to process large amounts of information and communicate in a clear and commercially focussed manner to all areas of the Tesco business.
  • Ability to recognise and prioritise important commercial and legal issues as they arise and delegate work accordingly.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with external advisors while also managing costs appropriately.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Bonus Scheme*
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member)
  • Annual leave starting at 21 days
  • Save As You Earn Scheme*

*Rules of the scheme apply

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

Our core purpose is ‘Serving Irelands” shoppers a little better every day’.

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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