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Legal Counsel

Country/Region:  FR

Legal Counsel
On Site – site TBD, either Paris or DAX


dsm-firmenich is currently seeking an in-house counsel to join its commercial legal team (CL) supporting the Perfumery and Beauty Business Unit (P&B) globally. The position is based in Paris or in DAX, France. The successful candidate will report to Vice President – Head of Legal P&B and will primarily provide contractual support across P&B business / functions and project-based work on a global level. 


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities


  • Review, draft, analyze, and negotiate a range of commercial transactions and related agreements, such as sales, distribution, tolling/subcontracting, sourcing agreements, sustainability collaborations.
  • Provide legal support to Firmenich’s P&B Business in the EMEA region and globally as required
  • Take care of corporate secretarial support for certain legal entities.
  • Legal research.
  • Project work with members of the P&B CL team and/or the Global CL team, and/or cross functional.
  • Supports P&B CL team with their activities as required and any other matters as per instruction of Senior Management


We bring


  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome;
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future;


You bring


  • Solution provider with pragmatic judgment, strong business acumen and ability to determine the significance of legal matters.
  • Balances legal and business risks to provide efficient and compliant counsel to business and senior management with a clear understanding of the business priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to synthesize complex legal issues to essential elements to provide clear, concise practical business-minded advice.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, to prioritize matters, to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong, hands-on work ethic with willingness to assume heavy workload to meet timing and project needs.
  • Excellent team player with intellectual curiosity and willingness to explore new legal issues and solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including optimism, diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively with personnel at many different levels, customers and business partners to work effectively in a cross-functional/multi-cultural global teams.


Our recruitment process


Are you interested in this role? Please, submit your CV in English.



Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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