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Title:  Legal Manager

Job ID:  81906
Country:  Italy
Professional area:  Legal
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

MILANO, MI, IT, 20122


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more:


Legal Manager

Position purpose:


Acting as a Legal Business Partner, the Legal Manager will provide legal support to the Legal Director and the Team on the following: national and international contract drafting and negotiation; support the internal stakeholders on different matters such us Marketing, Sales, and Staff Functions; cooperation in litigation handling primarily in pre-litigation terms, in order to avoid litigation risks; support on other areas of law as necessary, including Competition Law, Anti-bribery Laws, Privacy, Consumer protection, and health and safety.


What will you do – responsibilities:


  • Guarantee that relationships with suppliers (national and international) are governed by proper contractual documents and bidding documents aimed at avoiding or minimizing business risks. Draft contractual documents and support the Legal Team in advising on commercial law, in compliance with Company standards and policies and the law
  • Maintain and ensure Company compliance. Draft and revise policies and internal regulations
  • Protect and assist the Company in case of controversy (e.g. Labor and Commercial Law).  Manage contentious relationships with external lawyers, in accordance with Company policies and the law
  • Implement and support new projects and initiatives (mainly cross-functional) to evaluate, monitor, and anticipate potential issues to the business. Analyze opportunities and risks, following, step by step, the relevant stakeholders in order to support the development of the project in all its parts. Collect opinions about doubts and questions of internal clients, in compliance with the Company strategies, as well as the laws, regulations, and European directives
  • Ensure adequate and timely compliance with national and European regulations. Monitor and analyze legislation at the national and international levels in accordance with the timing imposed by the law
  • Ensure compliance of new products to the existing laws. Minimize risks, supporting business strategies. Review and analyze packaging, materials, consumer information activities, market research, content from digital media and all the legal activities, answering promptly to the questions received
  • Maintain good and fast relationships with the agencies, government, and ADM. Management of all communications and requests to ADM and supports the Corporate Affairs in the relations with the Institutions and with the Government


Who are we looking for – requirements:


  • At least 5 years of working experience
  • Previous in-house experience is required, preferably in tobacco, pharma or international FMCG environments
  • Fully qualified Italian lawyer
  • Customer-oriented, able to work with tight deadlines, flexible to switch among different matters
  • Ambitious and with high potential to grow
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Proficiency in MS office
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, Italian as the primary language


What do we offer:


  • a variety of challenging projects to develop skills
  • the freedom to express yourself
  • hard work but in a flexible and fun working environment
  •  modern working space in the center of Milan & smart working opportunities


What are the next steps – Recruitment process:


Thank you very much for your interest in the role – we are looking forward to your application!

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