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Legal counsel

  • 北京市-朝阳区
  • 全球采购


A brief summary of the provided position as below:


The legal counsel at purchasing is responsible to support direct material and indirect material in B2B legal matters. The focus will be on Chinese local laws and regulations in local to local business and local to global business setups. This includes, but are not limited to, commodity specific contract development, general supply contract, development contracts, DPA, Service T&C, Product T&C etc.

The legal counsel shall help to interpretate and explain the legal consequences from a juridical perspective and support purchasers to assess the risks for Scania as well as suggest mitigation measurements within contract setups. The role should support with clause drafting and suggestions and also sit in on negotiations when needed.

Further matters in the scope of the legal counsel is the responsibility to provide insights on supplier due diligence, sustainability, export control, anti trust, GDPR/PIPL, competition laws etc. and align with the other legal representatives from other functions within Scania.

The candidate is also requested to develop his/her own network within VW in order to develop synergies and evaluate what has been done already on group level.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:


· Support in contract development with suppliers for indirect material procurement

· Support in negotiation of contracts with suppliers for direct and indirect material procurement

· Guide purchasing with understanding local legislation and laws and transfer them in the business set up with suppliers

· Counsel on Automotive any regulation and translate their effect into the business environment within purchasing

· Keep the purchasing organization updated with new regulations and local demands from the government, taking an active role to spread and educate the buyers on the tangible effects on the business side.

· Able to provide insights on legal matters and develop his/her own competence when needed.

· Fully understand Scania policies and evaluate impacts on daily business at purchasing

· Proactive in evaluating new regulations, participating in company legislation surveillance, evaluating the effect on the business side

· Strong focus on sustainability regulation both in China and outside with focus on human rights, environment, corruption and money laundry


Candidate Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience

· University degree in Law or equivalent. Focus on business law is preferred.

· More than 5 years work experience in a similar role


· Experience with procurement and business to business contracts.


Professional Competences

· Strong business mindset - Understanding procurement processes and way of working, business environment and the supply chain management from a legal point of view.

· Analytic - Analyse the business risks and come up with pragmatic solutions connected to contract drafting and structure risks.

· Strategic view - Familiar with the necessary cooperation between different stakeholders, and the ability to see complex relations within the company as well as outside.

· Strong Communication Skills - Able to understand other processes within the company and how Scania Purchasing is connected to these. Align and cooperate with other functions outside of Scania Purchasing to achieve the best results by systematically cross function working;

General Knowledge and Skills

· Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally or verbally in individual or group situations and ensure accuracy.


· Fluent English in written, oral, reading and listening;

· Ability to understand and apply knowledge within the area of responsibility. Ability to keep up to date with new development in the area and understand business risks and opportunities. (Examples of areas: Purchasing, Sustainability, Digitalization, Strategy, Compliance, Finance, Legal) ;

Personal Competences

· Exploring opportunities and taking action. Preferring to take own initiative rather than waiting passively

· Always act with the highest integrity

· Works cooperatively, with a positive attitude with others to achieve common goals

· Handling imminent or unusual situations, acting initiative to identify the situation, fully understand, deal with it and implement appropriate solution, calling on references and resources when necessary;

· Creates new ideas, solutions or approaches to ongoing challenges.

· Strong commitment to sustainability and climate awareness.



If you think you fit this description and like the idea of joining a environment with great opportunities for professional development,then please contact us.


Send you application via mail to:


Your application should include a covering letter describing why this would be a good step for you in your career and how you will contribute to the group's success and a CV in English.


We look forward to receiving your application.