Head of Legal Lantmännen Cerealia Business Area

Are you a senior legal counsel, with a strong commercial mind and the ability to advise on, and communicate about, legal matters in a multi-national organization that operates in a fast-paced environment? Do you embrace change and are you motivated by continuously strive to improve and develop efficient ways of working? Are you able to make a difference and contribute to turning

a company back to profitable growth?

Then you are the Head of Legal for Lantmännen Cerealia Business Area we are looking for.


In this position you will be responsible for managing and supporting the business in all legal matters that arise within the Cerealia Business Area. Your work will span across several legal disciplines and include a wide variety of legal matters. You will be part of Cerealia´s central functions and be an important advisor to the entire Cerealia Business Area.


You will report directly to the Executive Vice President of Cerealia and be part of Cerealia´s leadership team. In addition, you will have a functional report to the General Counsel of the Lantmännen Group and be part of the Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance team.


The position is based in Stockholm.


You will:

• Be exposed to legal matters across the full value chain of Cerealia,

• Manage corporate governance within all legal entities that are part of Cerealia,

• Be responsible for drafting and reviewing all types of commercial agreements and work closely together with the business teams in negotiations,

• Advise/support in various compliance matters (GDPR, competition law, business ethics),

• Be responsible for the legal support in M&A projects as well as provide legal advice in various internal projects,

• Manage Cerealia´s trademark portfolio together with Lantmännen Group´s external trademark attorney as well as ensure that Cerealia´s advertisement and marketing initiatives are compliant with relevant legislations,

• Manage disputes (including customer claims and recalls),

• Conduct legal trainings to the business and contribute to the improvement of agreement templates, agreement processes and tools,

• Manage the cooperation with external legal advisors.

This is what you need to succeed


You have:

• A Master of Law degree, from a Swedish University,

• 7+ years´ work experience from a corporate in-house legal organization and/or from a reputable business law firm. Some experience from a corporate in-house legal organization is welcomed,

• Excellent skills in Swedish and English (spoken and written),

• A genuine commercial interest and willingness to get to know the business that you support,

• Experience of managing a broad spectrum of company/commercial legal matters,

• Strong social skills and an ability to communicate legal topics in a way that is understandable to non-legally trained persons,

• Good knowledge of competition law and marketing law as well as some experience of M&A transactions,

• Personal values that corresponds to our company values Holistic view, Openness and Drive.


You are:

• A positive team player with a high degree of professionalism and integrity,

• Solutions oriented and confident to propose pragmatic approaches to complex matters and provide balanced advice even if there is ambiguity or incomplete information,

• An analytical individual with the ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to "see around the corner",

• An organized doer with the ability to take initiatives, prioritize and get things done,

• A person that will enjoy, thrive and keep your calm and staying composed in a fast paced organization that just have embarked a change journey

• Adaptable in style and able to thrive in a commercial environment,

• Ability to influence and inspire trust across the organization,

• A curious business mind with a strong ethical compass.


What we offer you

We offer a stimulating position with a broad legal scope, right in the heart of our diverse and multi-national business. In return for your legal skills and passion to learn, you will receive a fantastic opportunity to be part of both an experienced leadership team, as well as a highly proffessioal legal community with freedom to shape your work and develop your own career path.


Contact and Application

In this recruitment process, Lantmännen is supported by Jurek Rekrytering & Bemanning. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received so please apply as soon as possible via www.jurek.se. Please note that we do not accept applications by mail. For any questions, please contact recruitment consultant Helena Woodcock by phone 0733 – 109585, or by email at helena.woodcock@jurek.se


About Lantmännen Cerealia

Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe´s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products. Owned by 18,000 Swedish farmers, we have 10,000 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 65 billion. With research and operations throughout the value chain, we take responsibility from field to fork. www.lantmannen.com


Lantmännen Cerealia is part of the Lantmännen Group´s Food-division and develops, produces and markets a large range of healthy and nutritious food, based on local farmland resources. The core of our assortment is grain-based products, including flour, oats, muesli, crisp bread, pasta and pancakes, but we also provide ready meals, green food, and much more. Kungsörnen, AXA, Start!, FINN CRISP, Amo, Regal, Myllyn Paras, Gooh! and GoGreen are all part of the Lantmännen Cerealia brand family. We produce food on 12 different locations in the Nordics and in Ukraine, and our 1200 employees share one common goal: to make a positive difference in Food! With business in Mind & People at heart, we offer our people to learn and grow in a fast-paced, positive environment with openness, holistic view, and drive as key components of our culture. We believe that our culture, empowering leadership and the right mindset unleashes strong & sustainable performance. Read more about us at www.lantmannencerealia.com











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