Legal Counsel to Swedish Match

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Stockholm

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Who we are

Swedish Match is dedicated to the improvement of public health by offering attractive alternatives to cigarettes. Some of our well-known brands are ZYN (nicotine pouches) and General (Snus).
The company became part of Philip Morris International (PMI) in 2023, and its products are now the cornerstone of the global and newly formed Category for Oral Smoke-free Products. The Oral Smoke-free Category is managed from the headquarters of Swedish Match in central Stockholm with the CEO of Swedish Match as the Category President. Swedish Match with the Lights Division is also the market leader for matches in many markets with brands like Solstickan and Fiat Lux and has strong market positions for lighters with the brand Cricket in many countries throughout the world.

Purpose of the role

As a Legal Counsel you will partner with other functions within the Oral Smokefree Category and Swedish Match Lights Division to reach business objectives in a consumer-centric and solution-oriented manner consistent with relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies. You will work with colleagues in the company’s legal & compliance teams to provide qualified and timely legal advice in a variety of business activities to enable our Smoke Free Future vision coherently with relevant law, regulations and company positions. You will also support the organization with integrating Swedish Match in the PMI practice and policy framework.

About the position

The position is based at the headquarters of Swedish Match in central Stockholm. You will join a legal team of five persons and work closely with and report to the Vice President & Associate General Counsel Swedish Match. The employment is on a full-time basis and the starting date is by agreement.

Responsibilities include:

• Giving counsel in a variety of legal topics which are relevant for the Oral Smokefree Category and Swedish Match Lights Division, including support to operations & supply chain activities, corporate affairs & life sciences.
• Working closely with the organization and in coordination with PMI’s other legal & compliance teams, evaluate risk factors, and give proactive advice on legal issues.
• Particiapte in cross-functional project teams with other members of the business and legal teams, ensuring that decisions and recommendations protect the legal interests of the company.
• Within the area of commercial and corporate law, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements and other legal documents.
• Proactively working with educating the organization in different legal fields and company policies.
• Monitoring compliance with laws and internal policies.
• Maintaining current knowledge of alterations in legislation relevant to the company.

Requirements

• Masters of Laws Degree from a Swedish university.
• Ideally four to seven years post qualification legal experience from an international business (ideally FMCG or Pharma) or a well-regarded law firm.
• Sound judgement, integrity, and ability to analyze situations and information.
• Critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to give proactive advice.
• Ability to work independently and concurrently serving several internal clients in various matters.
• Pedagogic, team-working skills, flexible, and service-minded.
• Strong communication skills, fluent in English – both written and verbal. Other languages are considered as a merit.
• Used to using Microsoft packages.

Why Join Us

At Swedish Match, we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every employee has equal opportunities to reach their full potential. You will be a member of a highly skilled team and network of lawyers in a company that values personal growth and professional development.

Process

In this recruitment, we are cooperating with von Feilitzen & Partners. For more information, please contact Rosita von Feilitzen, 073-540 57 07. Welcome with your application in English including CV, personal letter, diploma/degree, and class rank/grades to www.vonfeilitzen.se as soon as possible and at the latest on 1 Mars 2024. Applications are being evaluated continuously and interviews may be held before the last application date. As part of our recruitment process, our final candidates undergo a background check.

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