Legal Counsel - Digital & Data

Amsterdam, Netherlands
29 Jul 2022
14 Sep 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

The Team

With a cross-functional reach and hands-on mentality, PVH Europe's Legal Department delivers a full range of best-in-class legal services to the entire company. Headed up by the SVP Legal Affairs (General Counsel), the department is organized into the following teams:
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Digital & Data
  • Intellectual Property
  • Brand Protection
  • Employment
  • Compliance/Privacy
  • Legal Operations

Our dynamic team consists of 24 legal professionals of varying nationalities, backgrounds, cultures, and legal expertise areas. We work on a broad spectrum of issues on a daily basis, from looking into new designs or negotiating a celebrity partnership, to training customs officials to identify counterfeits, supporting our fashion-tech journey, balancing privacy concerns, and closing high stake commercial deals.

While our tasks may change from day to day, one thing remains constant: there is never a dull moment. We are passionate about what we do, and committed to delivering high-quality services under time pressure. Our positive and supportive team spirit means we always get the job done with a smile on our face and we have fun while doing so. If this sounds like you and you are looking to join a lively team that is involved in all aspects of our business, then we'd love to hear from you!

The Position

We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to add to the legal Digital & Data team. As Legal Counsel Digital & Data, you will provide practical, business-oriented legal advice to a fast-paced and demanding business. While commercial law experience is essential to this role, you must also bring a commercial mindset and a taste for technical innovation.

With PVH Europe transforming from a fashion company to a fashion-tech company, you should be able to review, draft and negotiate all kinds of technology agreements and be able to answer all kinds of questions related to data/privacy, tech, and digital transformation projects. Day-to-day responsibilities include drafting, negotiating, and interpreting a wide variety of commercial (contract) issues and transactions, varying in nature, complexity, and value, from a simple NDA, a consultancy contract, and SaaS and cloud product terms, to high stake technology and e-commerce deals, a business outsourcing agreement and addressing the legal impact of emerging tech.

We need you to help our business partners navigate through an ever-evolving digital landscape!

We are looking for someone with a "yes we can" mentality; a business partner with a commercial mindset always aiming for legally sound solutions to make the impossible possible.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and reviewing commercial contracts related to technology/IT, tackling IT-IP-related issues whilst balancing legal risks with the commercial and operational needs of the business without supervision.
  • Advising on GDPR and the use of data from various departments within the organization.
  • Participate in product teams in order to provide legal guardrails and take on legal questions.
  • Be the go-to legal counsel for certain business partners in PVH Europe and manage the related workload and processes.
  • Keen eye to improve processes and always on the lookout for efficiencies.
  • Ability to translate legal processes and instructions into simple language and increase the visual delivery of our message.
  • Work in a close-knit team and support each other.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Bachelor's and master's law degrees, both obtained in Europe (in the Netherlands are considered a plus);
  • 3-7 years of experience gained in private practice and/or an in-house legal department, with experience in commercial contracting and knowledge of IT, tech, and privacy laws;
  • Track record of advising on technology law and privacy topics.
  • Previous in-house experience is not required but considered a plus, preferably experience gained at a technology company;
  • Service-oriented, you can work and act as a true business and sparring partner and you can work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and independently;
  • Effective communication skills and able to multitask with rapidly changing priorities in a dynamic working environment;
  • Attention to detail, you are organized and have the ability to plan according to priority;
  • You have commercial awareness and good negotiating skills;
  • You are result-oriented, efficient, decisive, and proactive;
  • Excellent communication skills; you are able to communicate effectively across all levels within the organization, easy to liaise with, and build good working relationships;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must; any other language is a plus.

Furthermore, The Ideal Candidate Is
  • Able and eager to work in an international, diverse, and inclusive working environment
  • A strong team player, and a good listener with a positive attitude;
  • Hard-working yet fun-loving - gets the job done and contributes to a fun working environment overall
  • Energetic, entrepreneurial, and curious; able to think out-of-the-box and eager to learn, improve things, and find innovative solutions
  • Hands-on, self-starting, and embracing and enjoying challenges.
  • Digitally savvy - strong understanding of and interest in the tech world.

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus awaiting you upon our return to the office

PVH Europe and ourbrands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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