Wallace Myers International Executive Recruitment & Professional Staffing

Ken Harbourne

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Head of Legal and Compliance

€115000 - €140000 per annum Excellent Benefits

Our client is looking for a Head of Legal and Compliance to join their team based in Dublin. The objective of this role is the Leadership of the Legal & Compliance Function including Compliance, Data Protection, Legal Services and Insurance.


  • Managing employees within the context of the company principles and the management mission statement
  • Encouraging the targeted, professional and personal further development of the employees
  • Ensuring the performance of tasks and the achievement of objectives
  • Agreeing objectives and delegating tasks to the employees, including delegation of room for negotiation in the interest of completing the task
  • Assuring a positive and motivating working atmosphere as well as smooth, effective and efficient collaboration
  • Responsibility for operational personnel matters
  • Ensuring compliance with internal directives and standards
  • Identification of potential by means of standardised instruments and encouraging potential through individual development measures
  • Conceiving, organising and implementing awareness and training courses
  • Monitoring and analysing relevant legislation and jurisdiction
  • Meeting reporting obligations in accordance with the specifications of Management and Legal & Compliance International
  • Responsibility for the current mapping of the business processes for which the holder of the position is responsible, while checking and taking into account the TARGET business processes specified and monitoring the implementation of the business processes
  • Setting up and operating the compliance management system taking into consideration the stipulations of Legal & Compliance International
  • Systematic analysis of existing or possible compliance risks
  • Developing measures to eliminate or reduce compliance risks in conjunction with the relevant groups
  • Coordinating and supporting the relevant groups in the introduction of compliance checks and measures
  • Processing whistleblowing of possible compliance infringements
  • Monitoring the compliance management system for appropriateness and effectiveness and creating necessary measures for improvement
  • Providing instruction and advice in data protection legal matters, including assisting in the drawing-up of data transfer contracts
  • Managing and monitoring compliance with applicable data protection legislation and internal data protection guidelines
  • Providing advice for data protection impact assessments and monitoring their implementation
  • Coordinating data protection legal issues with the Information Security Officer
  • Assisting in the creation and constant updating of the processing directory
  • Reviewing the processes, IT systems and other processing operations that are recorded in the processing directory for admissibility under data protection legislation
  • Checking the implementation of the technical and organisational measures required under data protection legislation
  • Processing data protection legal complaints, assisting with notifications and providing support in meeting the legal rights of data subjects
  • Monitoring and analysing the positions of the supervisory authorities
  • Representing the Company externally in data protection matters, in particular cooperation with and point of contact for data protection supervisory authorities in conjunction with the Company's Data Protection Officer
  • Submitting an annual activity report to the whole Board
  • Advising in all legal matters other than data protection, property, tax and employment legislation
  • Assisting in contract negotiations and producing and reviewing contracts
  • Developing contract standards and sample contracts, where applicable based on Legal & Compliance International templates
  • Cross-divisional conception, coordination and implementation of central contract management, including recording the contracts
  • Administration of company law, in particular keeping permanent company law files
  • Company law support during restructuring
  • Cross-divisional quality assurance and coordination of the commissioning of external solicitors
  • Ensuring that claims prevention takes place
  • Ensuring that insurance protection is determined, negotiated & procured
  • Ensuring that insurance protection is administered
  • Ensuring that insurance claims are processed
  • Ensuring the implementation of international insurance strategy
  • Ensuring the completion of own reports and their internal distribution
  • Checking the regulations of other business departments for insurance-related matters and if necessary, ensuring that adjustments are made


  • Minimum third-level degree
  • Fluency in German
  • Candidate must be a Fully Qualified Solicitor
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in a commercial legal advisory role
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management experience in a corporate setting
  • Strong Management Experience
  • Must have strong proven people management experience

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This position was pPosted on 07 Sep 2021

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