La Défense, France


Legal, Ethics & Compliance



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Responsable Juridique F/H Legal Counsel F/H La Défense, Paris Please submit your resume in French and English. Be a part of a revolutionary change. At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. It’s so rare in electronics industry that everything aligns to create the ideal conditions for outstanding work. Right now, at PMI, that’s exactly what’s happening. This is the driving force for our bold new vision to replace cigarettes with a revolutionary portfolio of alternative products. Join us and you’ll have the resources, support and technology you need to break new ground and see ideas come to life. You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest scientists in their fields, with fast access to subject experts and commercial decision-makers. If you’re creative, courageous, and ready to take risks, you can make a huge impact and propel your career in an endless number of directions. Ultimately, by delivering our smoke-free and beyond nicotine-future, your work could help accelerate the end of cigarettes. Your ‘day to day’ Attorney who works with affiliate, regional and OC legal & compliance teams as well as business colleagues at affiliate level to provide quality, business-centric and timely legal advice in a wide variety of business activities and initiatives in France for the French affiliate based in Paris, La Defense, to enable PMI’s Smoke Free Future vision to become a reality. He/she will also propose and implement departmental practices, lead affiliate-wide projects relevant to the law department, and support business objectives in line applicable laws and regulations. Counsel – France will be effective in exercising seasoned judgment and providing guidance to management and business and functional leaders across the organization. Reporting to Senior Counsel France, Counsel-France will require a person of vision, leadership, integrity, commitment, maturity, and judgment. Responsibilities will include: analyzing complex issues and develop solutions and responses as the need arises; representing PMI and effectively building and maintaining strong external and internal relations; providing guidance and recommendation of policy and positions to the management; with other members of the legal department, providing trusted business partnership and counseling on strategic and major business initiatives and decisions of importance to the Company; demonstrating an inclusive, consultative and thoughtful approach to achieving cross-functional alignment; ensuring that legal services provided are cost-effective, practical, strategic, and consistent with the company’s objectives while creating an environment of collaboration with business partners to help drive continual process and policy improvements; contributing to and ensuring delivery on Law Department goals and the overall business plan of the company, and ensuring that law department implements leading practices and operates at the highest ethical standards. Key Responsibilities: • Partners with global subject-matter experts, regional legal teams, Senior Counsel and business colleagues to create proactive strategies designed to avoid or minimize legal exposure. • Based on effective communication, helps business colleagues understand the risks and consequences of the given situation and propose solutions to address them. • Efficiently gathers and distills relevant information from appropriate sources, identifies and analyzes legal issues and knows when to escalate them. • Drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations and ensures legal compliance. • Stays current with legal developments, best practices and benchmarks and assists business colleagues in implementing policies and procedures in response thereto. • Reviews, drafts, revises, and negotiates a wide range of agreements. •Participates in project teams, ensuring that their decisions are compliant with relevant laws and PMI position. Critical Skills • Acts as the first point of legal contact for business colleagues and assumes the role of the market’s subject-matter expert in certain legal, governance, regulatory, risk and policy areas. • Be a leader that can quickly grasp the underlying business objective, see practical implications, and anticipate future business and legal needs, and work with business colleagues and management to propose appropriate solutions. • Has experience in regulated industries. • Support PMI’s Project Based Organization (“PBO”) model. • Applies legal knowledge clearly and precisely, effectively communicating thoughtful and practical solutions. • Takes initiatives, be curious and interested in legal developments in a variety of sectors not necessarily tied to tobacco. • Ability to synthesize legal advice to ensure that it is persuasive, well understood, and memorable. • Maintains effective and cost-efficient working relationships with outside counsels. • Acts as a team player and role model for the legal function, encouraging collaboration and standards of excellence. • Understands and able to translate into “plain language” the legal ramifications of varied legal and regulatory risks, always having a strategic and consumer-centric mindset. • Maintains a culture with a high degree of emphasis on dignity, respect, and inclusion. Business Acumen • Quickly grasps key drivers of the business and industry and quickly becomes immersed in the most important business issues the company is facing. • Demonstrates strategic, innovative, creative, and inquisitive frame of mind, with strong business acumen and judgment. • Speaks fluently in lay terms to a range of audiences. Executing for Results • Demonstrates the detail orientation and the technical, planning and project management skills to ensure flawless execution. • Takes initiative and operates with a sense of urgency, decisiveness, and responsiveness. • Has a strong work ethic with ability to handle a fast-paced vigorous schedule. • Can solve problems and offer creative solutions. • Anticipates and proactively address emerging issues. • Make nuanced recommendations and business decisions based on facts and thorough legal analysis. • Demonstrates self-motivation and initiative to prioritize work, while performing the job with minimal supervision. • Holds oneself to the highest standards of accountability. • Can operate in a dynamic, high stress environment with a demonstrated ability to handle crisis. • Has high energy and drive, a passion for driving results, and unquestioned integrity. Building Relationships and Using Influence • Demonstrates outstanding communications skills. • Can convey complicated topics and issues in a straightforward and concise manner, and to tailor communication style to different audiences. • Maintains established relationships with external legal resources characterized by credibility, respect, trust. • Demonstrate integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards. What we are looking for • Law degree from a reputable French university. • Admitted to Bar in France. • At least 10 years of experience with a demonstrated in-depth understanding of regulatory and business law, including European competition law, GDPR, Compliance, commercial and regulatory legal matters. Both in-house and major law firm experience preferred. • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple, conflicting priorities while managing a substantial workload and client expectations. • Experience of working successfully in a highly results-oriented and performance-driven environment with a focus on excellence. • Robust interpersonal, networking, public speaking, and writing skills, with the confidence and credibility to act quickly, communicate effectively with diplomacy and civility, and command respect of both internal and external audiences. • Proven ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgment. • Ability to oversee complex projects and lead them to successful completion in an organized, efficient, and effective manner. • Ability to lead and work in a multi-disciplinary setting to achieve consensus. • Extreme attention to detail. • Ability to maintain an appropriate perspective regardless of the delicacy or pressure of a situation. • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and preserve the integrity of information and processes. • Fluency in English (verbal and written). • PC Skills: Used to Microsoft package. What we offer Our success depends on our talented employees who come to work here every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. Take pride in delivering our promise to society to deliver a smoke-free future. Don't wait any longer to apply! For more information, please visit and