Legal Job Opening: Manager Legal at L’Oréal, Mumbai

The world leader in cosmetics, L’Oréal is present in 150 countries on five continents is looking to hire a Manager Legal for their Mumbai Office.

Job Description:

We have a suitable opportunity in the legal function for the position of Senior Manager– Legal as a part of the Corporate Division. In this Individual contributor role, you will partner with the business divisions and research centres to advise them proactively on ensuring compliances on local laws including Biodiversity laws and group norms. You should have minimum 8-12 years of relevant work experience in law firm or in-house, preferably with FMCG or Pharma companies. The location of the job will be Mumbai.

Key Responsibilities:

Contributes to the creation and protection of Company’s assets by advising and guiding the company’s internal clients in all areas of law under the responsibility of the General Counsel.

Ensures Company’s legal compliance and certainty in regards to its activities, in connection with the developments of the standards in force (legislative, regulatory, jurisprudential, internal, etc.)

Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.

Support the business on commercial and contractual matters including research and collaboration and licensing contracts.

Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.

Review and advice to the Marketing Managers and respective Business Heads management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.

Formulate compliance checklists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.

Increase business divisions’ awareness of Group best practices (in particular the Code of Ethics, Fundamentals of Internal Control and the Legal Charter) C1 – Internal use

Maintaining sustained contact with regulatory bodies for initiating and follow-ups on legal compliance procedures; especially Legal Metrology Department; Enforcement Departments etc.

Key Competencies:


Knows brands, products, markets and related issues

Understands his/her clients’ organizations, roles and processes to act with more efficiency

Develops proximity with his/her clients to facilitate awareness and appropriate reflexes on legal issues MANAGES LAWS AND NORMS

Keeps continuously informed of relevant legal evolutions and internal norms to provide his/her clients with relevant advise

Ensures the right implementation of Law and regulations to secure the business

Takes part in the development of internal control initiatives, ensuring compliance of operations, making actors aware of points of vigilance


Listens actively and decodes facts/situations to qualify the right diagnosis

Imagines alternative options/solutions to match business needs

Clarifies and simplifies concepts to match the point and advise efficiently to facilitate action and decision making


Takes initiatives to share his/her knowledge with the team/clients

Treats information as an asset to ensure the creation, conservation and transmission of the L’Oréal know how on legal matters.

Key Deliverables:

Legal advisory and contracts management (Negotiations, contracts and compliance)- 40%

Risk management/Compliance Monitoring – 30%

Litigation/Dispute Resolution support – 20%

Legal Awareness & Training – 10%

Key Relationships:

Internal- Business Managers

External- Regulatory Bodies, Legal Counsels, Industrial Associations, Enforcement Department

C1 – Internal use

Physical Demands (e.g. % travel):

Travel will be need based


A degree in Law from a recognized University and one other professional qualification or equivalent

L’Oréal is committed to building a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. L’Oréal closely prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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About the Company:

The world leader in cosmetics, L’Oréal is present in 150 countries on five continents. Our 36 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men globally. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by inventing the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal supports diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.

The DNA of L’Oréal is Innovation and we are driven by a real passion for the future. Our Research and Innovation Centres in India are the sixth innovation hub for L’Oréal worldwide to fuel local market innovations. In our quest to win the next billion consumers, we are looking for talented individuals who can lead us on this mission.

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