Recruitment of a General Counsel (GC)
General Counsel (GC)
The MS-search agency performs headhunting missions of managers, senior executives and other key players for the benefit of French and International groups based in the Nordic countries.
Our client, VINCI Energies supports its customers by offering increasingly innovative solutions and services ranging from design to implementation, operation and maintenance. With their strong regional roots and agile organizational structure, VINCI Energies’ brands and 1,800 business units bring together about 85,700 professionals in 57 countries to deliver both local service and global solutions. A revenue of 15 100 M€ in 2021 allows VINCI Energies to be the French leader in terms of volume and profitability and a key player in Europe.
This position concerns the role of General Counsel for the Pole VE “Nordic Infra & Industry”. It regroups the activities towards the grid operators in Norway, Sweden and Finland, mainly under the brand OMEXOM: 25 Business Units, 5 legal entities. In 2021, the Pole has 1 100 employees for a turnover of 275 M EUR. Vinci Energies Nordic Infra and Industry (VENII), is one of the major players in the fields of energy transition in energy and transport infrastructure. It has ambition to continue to grow, with actions on-going in the field of acquisitions.
The GC position is strategically important for the VENII business and development and was recently created.
Main responsabilities are:
- Improving the Contract Management all over the Business Units,
- Supporting the BU & the companies on the main legal reportings
- Coordinating the legal documentation, within Vinci Energies legal network,
- Supporting General Management on External Growth process;
The GC aims at improving the Contract Management level by supporting the Business Unit managers and animating trainings. The GC is not responsible for the business decisions, but promotes an efficient way of handling tenders, identifying legal risks, managing the contracts, anticipating claims. If need be, the GC will support the Business in case of claim.
The GC supports and promotes the various legal reportings on behalf of Vinci Energies: GDPR, 3rd party assessment, risk mapping, insurance and ethics & compliance.
In Cooperation with Vinci Energies legal network and Vinci Energies Europe North West legal team, the GC coordinates the legal documentation within VENII: management guidelines, Power of Attorney, insurance policies, corporate legal.
The External Growth process is very structured in Vinci Energies, with the support of external advisers : legal firms, audit firms, internal VE teams,… Without being an expert in that matter, we expect the General Counsel to be the conductor of this process, to do a follow-up on the process. We also expect the GC to do some due diligence controls on specific legal matters, such as GDPR / Ethics & Compliance topics.
GC reports to the CEO of VENII, with a close business link with the pole Chief Financial Officer and the Country Directors. GC will use a remote assistant for administrative follow-up.
The position is based in Solna (Stockholm area), with regular travels abroad (mostly Finland and Norway).
This work requires at least 5-10 years of work experience in a similar position with very good knowledge in legal & insurance matters.
Work experience from B2B, ideally within the construction industry, or within the IT sector, facilities management, infrastructure, service sector and public sector or similar. Knowledge of standard contracts (AB04, ABT06) is a requirement. Experience in Nordics operating companies, including international reporting, is desirable.
Swedish and English is mastered freely in speech and writing as the group language is English. Knowledge of Finland and its culture is an advantage.
The ideal candidate has a positive, distinct and transparent way of work with a deep interest in people and teamwork. He/she is organized, follows up, writes reports, analyzes information and follows procedures. He/she is open-minded, curious, positive and transparent.
Education requirement is a Degree of Master of Science in Law.
Please send your application by mail email@example.com under the job reference: 2154E