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Opportunity Details

Legal Manager, Europe -Zx Ventures

Posted: 2017-12-17
United Kingdom, Stag Brewery
About the role:
At the heart of our dynamic global growth is a simple belief: nothing should come between incredibly talented people and an accelerated career.

That’s why we dream big. Why we look to the future, not the past. Why we value talent over title. And why we hire people that can be better than ourselves.

At AB InBev you’ll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we’ll reward your achievements.

The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

Legal Manager, Europe – Zx Ventures  

This is a rare opportunity for a talented mid-level lawyer to join ZX Ventures, an Anheuser-Busch Inbev (AB InBev) company, in London. ZX Ventures is a global incubator, operator, and venture capital team backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev. We are a small army of futurists, dreamers, doers, designers, engineers, scientists, marketers, brewers, builders, and data geeks. From operating leading craft breweries, eCommerce sites, technology products and retail operations to investing in innovative third-party companies, ZX Ventures is accelerating the future.  With offices in over 10 countries, the opportunities are as vast and diverse as our team of professionals.

1. Purpose of the Job

Provide end to end legal support to the European operations of ZX Ventures, including e-commerce, craft & specialties and brand experience. 

2. Business environment

Main characteristics: (Challenges)

Delivering best in class compliance initiatives across Europe
Implementing General Data Protection Regulations across the European operations
Facilitating a roll out of brand experience venues across Europe 
Providing Marketing, labelling and advertising advice
Delivering proactive legal support for all Global and local stakeholders
Key contacts: (internal-external)

-VP of Legal, Global
-Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Europe
-Head of Brand Experience, Europe
-Head of Specialties, Europe
-Head of E-Commerce, Europe

-Law firms

3. Accountabilities

• Develop expertise in brand experience venue openings across Europe
• Advise senior management, business clients and Global legal teams on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures and company policies, including in relation to investments, distribution, marketing, intellectual property (trademarks, domains) and alcohol regulation
• Deliver Global and European compliance initiatives, including anti-trust and data protection compliance. 
• Interact with the Global ZX Ventures operational and legal teams to deliver global and local projects
• Occasional travel is required

About the candidate:
4. Qualifications and technical competencies required

Education and Experience

• 2 - 4 years of corporate and commercial practice experience in private practice and/or an in-house team with a law degree from a civil law country (France, Spain, Italy or Belgium preferred) 
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong communication skills
• Strong negotiation skills
• Superior project management skills and comfort leading multiple projects in fast paced environment
• Ability to move fast and be creative in completing tasks
• Experience in some (or ideally all) of the following areas: digital lawyers, experience in a consumer packaged goods company, and alcohol beverage law experience

Functional Competencies

• Hands-on, in depth analyzer and ability to drive final recommendations to Senior Management with “helicopter view"
• Self-starter with a strong analytical mindset and results oriented attitude
• Effective communication and influencing skills with the capacity to drive change. Is able to present / report to Senior Management
• A true global citizen. Able to work in a multinational environment and with a team spread between time zones and Geographies (UK, USA, Spain, Italy) 
• Interest in our industry and its evolution. This includes someone who is interested in solving new customer problems, the development of processes, and discovering new markets opportunities
• A true self-starter. ZX Ventures is proud of the speed at which our business moves and we are looking for those who are willing to be a part of our fast-paced environment

Technical Competencies
• Good knowledge of information systems, processes and PC applications
• Excellent Power Point and Excel skills

Managerial Competencies
• Capable of managing complexity
• Ability to coordinate with colleagues on different geographical locations and cultures

About the Company
We are AB InBev. Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people, in more places.  Through brands and experiences that bring people together.  Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients.  And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow.   We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade, but for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.
Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium; to the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US;  and  the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. Now, with operations in over 50 countries, and our brands sold in over 100, we are truly a world leader, and our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.