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13 January 2022

International Legal Support Specialist / European Data Protection Officer

Support | 's-Heerenberg, Netherlands

As a legal professional, did you ever wonder what the world of global supply chain looks like? 
Here is your chance to find out!

The Role
In this role, you will experience and combine the cross-border worlds of supply chain and privacy. You will assist and advise our European business’ on a variety of legal issues and developments. Your work and responsibilities can generally be divided into three categories.

As our International Legal Support Specialist, you will advise our European business’ in the field of supply chain. You will provide them with the needed solutions so our European business’ keep moving forward. Think for example of transport and warehousing agreements, supplier contracts and non-disclosure agreements. Your advice enables our European business’ to assess and mitigate the risks. 

As our European Data Protection Officer, you will maintain and improve our European privacy set-up and you will advise our European business’ in the field of privacy. Think for example of our records of processing activities, our privacy standards and data processing agreements. In achieving this, you will cooperate with our local privacy officers and coordinate our privacy on a European level.

As we continue our European journey, we expect to grow our business requiring re-invention and continuous improvement of the way we support our business’. “Work smarter .. not harder” definitely applies. To keep up with demands you will play an important part in (re-)organising our legal support. Think for example of providing training to our teams, setting up self-service concepts and legal supplier management. 

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a passionate and incisive legal professional who:

  • has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in commercial law;
  • has a good command of the English language both oral and in writing;
  • has a good command of another European language (e.g. Dutch, French or Polish) both in oral an in writing;
  • has strong analytical skills;
  • has advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.);
  • has the ability to think in a broad multidisciplinary field of law;
  • has the ability to be accurate yet concise; and
  • is solution orientated and has a good feeling of commercial relations.

What do we offer you? We are offering you:

  • a challenging cross-functional role with options for personal development;
  • a unique opportunity to gain legal experiences across the different European jurisdictions;
  • a competitive benefits and reward package;
  • an open and informal work environment;
  • a chance to travel and work with our teams abroad.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Elif Bilici | Recruiter Mainfreight Development Programme
T: +31 314 672 777

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