Legal Counsel

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Experience Level
Mid Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree
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Posting Date
2 weeks ago(1/14/2021 5:16 AM)

Company Overview

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role

To provide support and expertise to both the DAI (Digital Applications International Business) and to the existing Dematic Legal Team (North Europe) in the first instance in areas relating to the businesses generally and particularly in the areas of commercial and software contracting, risk management, legal compliance, general legal advice, contract drafting and negotiations, claims management, company secretarial matters and compliance.


  • To provide commercial and general legal advice and support to the DAI and Dematic Businesses in North Europe allocated to each business on a shared basis in line with guidance from the CEO at DAI and the Legal Director, North Europe.
  • To support the DAI business generally in their commercial, legal, contracting and governance requirements.
  • To specifically establish a contracts management process for the DAI business in-line with existing policies within the Dematic group of companies.
  • Ensure that DAI contract templates are kept up to date in line with new legal developments and Dematic’s best practice and that legacy contracts are renewed in line with existing policy
  • To assist the Dematic Legal Team in relation to NDAs, commercial contracts, corporate governance and compliance.
  • Support any training or legal team initiatives alongside the Dematic Legal Team
  • Support the Dematic Legal Team in the management of claims and litigation.
  • Liaise, where necessary, and act as intermediary, with other specialist external advisors for both the DAI and Dematic Businesses.
  • Attend relevant meetings within the business and with customers / suppliers as appropriate
  • Assistance with general Legal Department administration
  • Ensure that contracts are administered in line with Dematic (Kion) Global Policies.
  • Ensure that insurance, compliance and regulatory obligations are reflected in up to date contractual drafting
  • Take ownership of certain compliance and / or corporate and company secretarial related projects when required

What We Are Looking For

  • Solicitor or equivalent
  • Experience of working in-house preferential
  • Thorough legal drafting and good negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Strong commercial experience preferably gained in-house working for a large organisation.

Corporate transactional experience/Company secretarial experience and / or experience of working in a compliance role and or a willingness to learn about one or more of these elements.


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