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Title:  Legal Associate (with Greek or Arabic or Croatian)

Job ID:  26646
Country:  Poland
City:  Warsaw
Professional area:  Legal
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.

Legal Associate


The position is responsible for providing legal support to the GBS Warsaw office and in part to the JTI Poland office, focusing on activities within Poland, including contract management and provision of business-relevant legal advice (which may include both external aspects, e.g. product marketing, or internal ones, e.g. support to local HR).



Our offer includes:


  • A competitive pay (together with annual bonus) and an attractive benefits package including medical care, Multisport card, life insurance, pension plan
  • Ambitious goal to set up new Global Business Center
  • Complex environment of working with multiple stakeholders, professional support and possibility to share knowledge and best practices
  • On-going development opportunities in a multinational environment that will inspire you to grow professionally and personally
  • Wide variety of projects and tasks, ambitious goals and independence in achieving them
  • Dynamic and innovative spirit with a constant quest to do things better
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • Modern office in a convenient location


Main Areas of Responsibility:


  • Coordinting the workflow of standard sale related agreements (e.g. distribution contracts) and procurement related contracts (e.g. real estate, consumables and utilities), as well as operational contracts, loan, deposit, revolving credit facilities, finance agreements.
  • Supporting and/or coordinating corporate governance activites, including but not limited to: coordinating approvals with HQ Legal, arranging PoAs in accordance with internal policies, maintaining relevant records.
  • Supporting the People & Culture department with creation and maintenance of HR-related regulations and policies for local legal entitites, maintance of other internal policies.
  • Maintenance of knowledge management sharepoint, including monitoring of changes in law relevant for the operation of local legal entities. Coordinating activities in the packaging/product content management system and marketing materials approval system. Preparation of drafts of internal memos based on external legal opinions, archiving of internal memos/legal opinions. Coordination of documents/evidence search for legal purposes.


As a professional:


  • Master of Law preferrably qualified as legal advisor or undergoing qualification training.
  • 'Minimum 3 years of experience in drafting and working from templates of a variety of contracts notably commercial, treasury and financing contracts. Experience in the capacity of an in-house lawyer providing general legal support to a business entity will be an advantage.
  • Fluent Polish and English, any of the following languages will be an advantage: Greek, Romanian, Croatian, German or Ukrainian.
  • Good knowledge of Polish Law, in particular: Civil, Commercial, Competition
  • Good knowledge of EU Law
  • Excellent contract drafting and review skills, ability to translate needs from the business into contractual wording and to negotiate a contract balancing quality and speed while applying an intelligent risk appetite. 
  • Full understanding of contract management and related legal support processes.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good planning, organising and prioritization skills
  • MS Office.


If you decide to participate in the recruitment, the administrator of your data will be JTI Polska sp. z o.o. with headquarters in Stary Gostków. Your data will be processed only to conduct the recruitment process in which you participate. Detailed information on the processing of your data and your rights can be found here.

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