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Legal Manager (f/m/d), 38,5 h/w - IKEA Austria GmbH

Vösendorf, Lower Austria Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description


You are passionate about creating an Ingka fit for the future, and increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people. You are motivated by leading and developing people, and inspired by working together in an ever-changing complex environment. You lead through co-creation with colleagues and other Ingka units as you share and live the IKEA culture and values. To be successful in this role you hold a university degree in Law and/or a degree in business with focus on law with very good achievement, with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a legal and governance environment and minimum 3 years of leadership or stakeholder management experience. You have knowledge in following areas: • sound understanding of business processes within IKEA • the legislation regarding general corporate activities and operations • broad knowledge and application of legislation, legal systems and government policies in business and commerce environment • legal and governance competence within country as well as relevant areas of operations • be able to have, or acquire solid understanding of legal systems (including litigation procedures) in country • broad knowledge of reviewing, drafting and negotiating a broad spectrum of agreements and legal information In addition to this, you accomplish goals, complete tasks, and achieve results. You develop virtual and other collaborative relationships to facilitate current and future objectives, as well as gather, organise and analyse digital and other source of information in an objective manner. When negotiating you explore alternatives to reach outcomes acceptable to all parties, and in dealing with ambiguity you comfortably handle unclear or unpredictable situations. You express ideas and opinions effectively in both writing and spoken conversations.


Your responsibility is to lead, review, support and secure the legal aspects of the businesses and operations in Ingka country within the framework of working defined by Ingka Group Legal & Governance. You will: • take clear responsibility for the legal matters and drive forward the legal topics in order to run the Ingka business • cooperate with, integrate in the business, and build good relations with, stakeholders to secure mutually sustainable solutions • review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements and legal documents • pro-actively support the management and other stakeholders in order to run the IKEA business and to secure the rights and assess the obligations in order to reduce exposure to legal risks and to optimise business opportunities • equip leaders with legal competence and confidence to make good decisions • be responsible for implementing the appropriate corporate governance measures locally according to group guidelines and support management to organise for compliance with relevant steering documents, delegations etc. • act as a link between external lawyers/suppliers of legal services and business units and secure the performance of external suppliers in respect of quality and cost • actively cooperate with Group Legal & Governance and contribution to the Business Plan and development projects and corresponding roadmap and support implementation • develop competence and provide education to relevant stakeholders in the area of laws and regulations • be updated in relevant international and local legal and governance developments, including changes in international, domestic and case laws and regulations • recruit, develop and inspire co-workers to deliver and perform at their best and at same time learn and develop for the future • create an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers


We see ourselves as influencers – we steer the IKEA business by finding the truth behind the figures. Together we secure compliance with local and international laws and reporting standards; we assure that accounting processes are efficient and that tax compliance meets business needs. We’re a diverse group of people driven by providing reliable financial data to a wide variety of stakeholders. At the end of the day, that’s one of the foundations to make IKEA even better


In this role you will report to the Country CFO.

For this fulltime position we offer you a monthly gross salary starting from € 4809,50 (on fulltime base, KV Handel). We are willing to pay significantly more depending on experience and qualification with an ALL IN contractual agreement. Warmly welcome with your application!