Every day at FedEx, over 450,000 team members, over 180,000 vehicles, and over 650 aircraft serve millions of people in 220+ countries and territories around the globe. Our work is more than the delivery of packages; we connect both our customers and our team members to solutions and possibilities. Join us in this effort and discover how we equip and empower our people to deliver exceptional experiences and outstanding service.
Are you the lawyer we are looking for to strengthen our team? The FedEx Legal Team is a true business partner, and we have a seat at the table. We protect the interests of FedEx, while ensuring we achieve our strategic business goals. We are known and recognized by FedEx business leaders for providing pragmatic, to-the-point, and relevant advice.
There is an opening for a Legal Counsel (based in the Netherlands) to join our experienced and motivated Benelux team of 5 who will in close alignment with legal colleagues support the daily operations in the Netherlands (50%) and provide legal advice regarding our Air Network (50%).
Key responsibilities Are you ready to:
Support the day-to-day operations in the Netherlands by providing accurate, pragmatic and timely legal advice on a wide array of topics linked to running a transportation company, including but not limited to the legal management of the subcontractor pool and providing legal support for (contractual) disputes. Managing claims, litigation, authority investigations and administrative proceedings, with the support of external counsel;
Advice on FedEx’s Air Network by supporting internal business stakeholders to negotiate, draft and review high impact contracts in a fast-paced environment;
Support Benelux-wide and European wide projects by providing legal advice, ensure compliance and provide input on strategic issues;
Work with cross-disciplinary teams – including Finance, Communications, Sourcing & Procurement, Planning & Engineering and others – to continuously improve the way of working;
Actively contribute to the legal knowhow the Legal team.
The ideal candidate will [have / be]
A team player and is eager to join an energetic legal team passionate about the FedEx brand;
Future oriented and drives strategic planning;
2 - 5 years of relevant experience preferably gained at an international law firm and/or in-house in a multinational corporate environment. Experience and/or interest in legal matters related to aviation is an advantage.
Flexibility and interest to learn and grow on a variety of legal matters related to the air cargo transportation business and any other topics that come along supporting the day-to-day business.
The FedEx Legal Skillset: Accuracy & Attention to Detail; Influencing & Persuasion Skills; Analytical Skills; Problem Solving Skills; Written & Verbal Communication Skills.
Legal Master’s Degree
Fluency in English and Dutch, French is an advantage
What we offer:
FedEx offers employees a competitive benefits and reward package including a wide array of formal training and on the job learning opportunities.
FedEx is one of the most admired companies and trusted brands year after year
In joining FedEx, every team member commits to our Purple Promise — to make every FedEx experience outstanding—for the customer and for our fellow team members.
Being a part of FedEx means you are a part of a global network of solutions that only continues to strengthen its capability to deliver what our customers need anytime, anywhere.
Additional Information Posting Date: 28-July-2022
Closing Date: 31-August-2022
FedEx was built on a philosophy that puts people first, one we take seriously. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce in which we provide growth opportunities for all
FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies and has consistently been selected as one of the top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies by "Fortune" magazine. Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions, serving more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx team members, who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding.
The People-Service-Profit philosophy (P-S-P) describes the principles that govern every FedEx decision, policy or activity. FedEx takes care of our people; they, in turn, deliver the impeccable service demanded by our customers, who reward us with the profitability necessary to secure our future. The essential element in making the People-Service-Profit philosophy such a positive force for the company is where we close the circle, and return these profits back into the business, and invest back in our people. Our success in the industry is attributed to our people. Through our P-S-P philosophy, we have a work environment that encourages team members to be innovative in delivering the highest possible quality of service to our customers. We care for their well-being, and value their contributions to the company.
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