Kellogg Southern Europe Business Lawyer (Based in Milan) in MILAN, Italy

An extremely exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Legal Department as a Business Lawyer in the Southern European Legal Department. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of passionate, proactive, highly motivated and driven individuals supporting our Southern European business.

We are looking for an individual who demonstrates technical brilliance, commercial acumen and a true passion for our iconic global brand. Our lawyers play a key role in the business ensuring legal compliance whilst having a real seat at the table with regard to commercial decisions. We are looking for someone who can fulfil the role of a technically excellent lawyer along with the ability to make a real commercial contribution to the organisation. The successful candidate will be expected to drive day to day business matters with a focus on commercial contracts, advertising and media law, but with potential responsibilities on Labour & employment and Competition Law as well.

The Southern Europe Legal Team is a fun, friendly and energised department lead by the Southern Europe Legal Director. The role is based in Italy, in our office located in Vimercate close to Milan. You will be reporting directly into the SE Legal Director and you will have the chance to work directly with colleagues sitting in other jurisdictions


In your role as SE Business Lawyer , you will contribute to the success of the Kellogg business by:

  • Providing proactive solution focused legal advice tailored to the needs of the business;

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts across a broad spectrum of areas including general procurement, IT and media relationships;

  • Proactively identifying legal risk and providing commercially sound legal solutions;

  • Reviewing and approving all SE media activity including all advertising including social media, POS and press releases. Proactively providing legally complaint solutions where appropriate;

  • Supporting the Sales Team in customer negotiations and contracts;

  • Providing the company secretarial support required for the SE businesses with minimum supervision;

  • Providing competition law advice and training to the business with the support and supervision of the Legal Director;

  • Create and deliver training tailored to the business on areas which include competition law, effective contracting, intellectual property and employment law;

  • Provide employment law advice with the support and supervision of the Legal Director;

  • Sit on project teams for key business projects. Providing proactive solution focused legal advice throughout the life time of the project;

  • Play a key role in the SE Legal Team and the wider European Legal Team, as a keen team player, contributing to the growth and constant evolution of the Global Legal and Compliance Department.



At Kellogg Company we recruit the most talented and motivated individuals to help to grow our business and build on our success. To be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • A qualified commercial/IP lawyer in a European country with at least 5 years post qualification experience (higher seniority will be considered) in a reputable law firm or within industry;

  • Italian language command and extensive experience with regulation is a must. You also need a very high level of English language. English is the official language of the company in all our communications. Spanish language skills are very desirable;

  • Strong academic background;

  • Technical excellence in your understanding and communication of the law;

  • Experience in advertising and media law;

  • Excellent commercial awareness and strong relationship development skills;

  • The ability to communicate with all levels of the business and influence key stakeholders;

  • The ability to work cross functionally and across all levels;

  • True team player with a down to earth manner who drives to contribute to the success of the team and the organisation;

  • You need to be comfortable with working in a virtual team with stakeholders sitting in different locations: Madrid, Milan and other European locations;

  • Experience of working in a fast paced demanding legal environment.;

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (including drafting and negotiating) and organisational skills;

  • Self-motivated and driven to develop legal capabilities and understand the Kellogg business;

  • Personal presence and professional ability to take ownership of projects as an individual contributor be confident and firm with legal positions.


  • Experience of advising food manufacturers;

  • Experience of advising big brands;

  • Competition law experience;

  • Food law experience;

  • Secondment to industry if currently in private practice;

  • Experience in dealing with senior directors.


Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site.

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The Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people. The PQE level is given as guidance only and does not preclude any more senior levels from being considered for the role.

Title: Southern Europe Business Lawyer (Based in Milan)

Location: IT-25-Milan (Vimercate)

Requisition ID: LEG000118

Job Function: Legal and Compliance

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Nov 9, 2017, 3:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No