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Counsel - Legal Manager

Are you inquisitive, collaborative and self-motivated? Do you want to make a difference in our company and help us create something new? Are you able to take the lead, dealing with challenging timelines and working autonomously? If the answer is yes, ja, sim or igen, then we’d like to hear from you. We are looking for a Counsel who will be handle legal aspects of Philip Morris International related to Central America & Caribbean market and focus on consumer’s rights. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO: - Assist the senior Counsel in advising on the day to day activities of the business as well as issues arising out of PMI relationships with its business partners and third parties and offers potential development opportunities. - Partner with the local team and to reach business objectives in a manner consistent with all relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies of our global company. You, should be a motivated individual who understands business objectives, thinks through the practical implications, and anticipates future business and legal needs. Spots legal issues and knows when and how to elevate them, applies legal knowledge clearly and precisely as well as excellent communication skills in English and Spanish. And finally able to translate legal considerations into concise business language. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES: - Develop and lead project teams, ensuring that their decisions and recommendations protect the legal interests of the company, and execute decisions to achieve objectives on a timely basis. - Provide legal advice and opinions in all legal aspects, also interpreting legislation, rulings and regulations; - Draft all types of contracts whether in commercial, marketing, human resources, operations and finance sectors. Contracts include, amongst many, employment, lease, purchase, service, supply, insurance, agency, distribution, licensing, contract manufacturing, customer care, construction and other contracts and agreements related to the business; - Provide diligent advice on customs, taxation, health, anti-corruption, anti-bribery, competition, tobacco laws and regulations, insurance, licensing, packaging and labelling, data privacy, consumer protection, products specifications and company laws - Prepare comprehensive legal training materials, for company's employees, in relation to PMI P&Ps, code-of-conduct, compliance, anti-corruption & anti-bribery laws, penal code, commercial, IP rights, competition and litigation laws and legal provisions. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROLE - 7 to 10 years of professional experience with corporate or ommercial law in law firms or corporations in an international business environment - A Bachelor’s degree with Law major - Fluent English level - Proven track record to have successfully led complexity within diverse projects. - Experience in operational excellence and innovative ways of thinking/working - Drive for Results. FIND A NEW PATH Our Company offers you a fresh perspective. Here, you will never stop exploring and discovering. We take on-the-job learning to another level, giving you every opportunity to develop your career and reach your full potential. This position will advance your experience with innovative technologies, services, and processes. Join a global market leader. PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term we used to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. We have a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Because our RRPs do not burn tobacco, they produce far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than found in cigarette smoke. For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com. PMI wants to work with the best talent available. Our diverse workforce of around 81,000 people speaks more than 80 languages. Our priority is to attract, support, and retain individuals from across the planet – no matter their age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or physical ability. Our people are our greatest strength, and we're proud of our culture of openness and respect. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IS ONE OF OUR CORE VALUES
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    Heredia, Costa Rica
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