Paralegal - Unilever - City of London - Wizbii


  • By Unilever
  • City of London (United Kingdom)
  • Law / Notary / Tax

Job description

On the 2 nd July 2018 Unilever completed the sale of the Spreads Business and it is now under the new ownership of KKR as “Upfield”, therefore any successful applicants will be employed by “Upfield Foods” not Unilever. For more details on Upfield, please click here .

Paralegal (Europe)

Location - Victoria

Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer? We are looking for top talent for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.

About Upfield!

Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can't Believe it's not Butter and ProActiv.

We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

We take quality seriously and around the world we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelves.

Your Role

Job Purpose – This newly created role is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and bright paralegal to learn and gain new experience in a truly international role. You will work closely with the Chief Legal Officer (Europe) and provide general commercial legal support including the drafting and negotiation of agreements, IP/trademark advice, research questions and ad hoc queries. There will also the opportunity to work on data privacy, corporate and marketing law matters.

In addition, we need a tech savvy paralegal who can lead a project to help digitize the legal function and work with the wider business to streamline the contract management process. We are in the process of setting up a new legal document management system and we want the paralegal to help roll this out throughout the Upfield business. Possibility of travel.

Main Responsibilities –

· Commercial : preparing, reviewing and negotiating third party NDAs, assisting with the preparation and drafting of procurement, sales and marketing related agreements, and helping develop the internal suite of standard form documents.

· Intellectual Property: being a liaison between the Upfield International business and trademark agents helping to manage and register trademarks, designs and domains. You will also be the custodian of the IP Policy.

· Team Administration: helping to set up a digital legal platform for the legal team, managing the transfer and organisation of huge amounts of data hard and establishing online templates/precedents which can be accessed by the business. Providing training on the new legal systems and assisting in changing the culture of the business

· General: assisting on a broad range of ad hoc matters, legal research, responding to enquiries from across the European business on corporate, privacy, food law and marketing related queries.

Your Personal Power! :-

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.


· Prior legal experience essential - LLB (or equivalent degree with GDL) or LPC

· Bright, pragmatic and keen to learn

· Well-rounded, confident, self-starter with excellent interpersonal abilities

· Tech savvy and strong IT skills

· Comfortable working with people of different cultures and backgrounds

· Strong organisational management skills

Mission Statement

At Upfield our purpose is clear……Making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet!

If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of the FMCG business, ad would like to join us, apply and speak to one of our Talent Matchmakers!

On the 2 nd July 2018 Unilever completed the sale of the Spreads Business and it is now under the new ownership of KKR as “Upfield”, therefore any successful applicants will be employed by “Upfield Foods” not Unilever. For more details on Upfield, please click here .

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About Unilever

Unilever est une multinationale Anglo-Néerlandaise. Créée en 1930 par la fusion de Lever Brothers et Margarine Unie, cette société est la quatrième mondiale sur le marché de l’agroalimentaire derrière Nestlé, PepsiCo et Kraft Foods. Elle est aussi le premier producteur de glace et de thé au monde.

Chaque jours, 2 milliards de personnes utilisent des produits Unilever qui se vendent dans plus de 190 pays. Unilever emploie plus de 171 000 collaborateurs à travers le monde dans plus de 100 pays et possède plus de 400 marques dans le monde comme par exemple, Ben & Jerry’s, Miko, Lipton pour les boissons et glaces, mais aussi, Alsa, Amora, Knorr dans l’alimentaire, Axe, Dove, Signal dans le soin à la personne et enfin, Sun, Skip ou encore Cif, dans l’entretien de la maison. Son chiffre d’affaires s’élève à 51,3 milliards d’euros. En France Unilever compte 2 800 collaborateurs et génère un chiffre d’affaires de 2,6 milliards d’euros.

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