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Counsel UK/ Scandinavia


St Neots, GB, PE19 2HN

REQ ID:  34196

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

LOCATION:        UK / Scandinavian based



The ideal candidate will be a commercial law generalist with strong experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts gained in a law firm or in-house position. The role will provide support in advising the business on emerging legal and regulatory risks as well as general commercial work. You will be proactive, display a can-do attitude and have the ability to condense complex matters easily.



•    Review, negotiate, draft and advise on a large variety of contracts throughout the European region -and mainly for UK and Scandinavia-, such as confidentiality agreements, and also standard terms and conditions of supply and purchase, supply of services agreements or supply and manufacturing agreements, distribution and agency agreements…
•    Handle document maintenance and contracts data base recordings.
•    Support on corporate secretarial activities on an ad -hoc basis, within the Region liaising with various functions.
•    Co-ordinate with other members of the Sealed Air Law Department wherever they are located.
•    Improve processes to create better efficiency (includes routine agreements form creation and maintenance, implementation of efficient processes).
•    Supervise and monitor legal work relating to pending/potential litigation and other non-contractual projects throughout the Region.
•    Autonomously work on projects in various jurisdictions in co-operation with numerous Sealed Air managers (and at certain times with advice of outside law firms).
•    Able to provide independent, unsupervised advice on the various commercial matters.




•    Graduate or post graduate certification in General Commercial law or similar.
•    Qualified solicitor, 5-7 years of post-qualifying legal experience, obtained in a respected law firm or company experience.
•    Significant experience in a multi-national, industrial company.
•    Highly articulate in English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of one or more other European languages (such as French) would be an advantage.
•    Knowledge of data privacy/transfer would be an advantage.
•    Fully proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office.
•    Ability to travel


The ideal candidate will be :

•    Commercially oriented with solid experience in contract drafting and negotiation
•    Comfortable with using IT platforms and systems to create efficiencies 
•    Able to communicate effectively with managers at all levels globally
•    Able to contribute substantially to the successful delivery of  projects, working in a practical and collaborative manner,
•    Curious and self-motivated, you will look for opportunities for continual improvement and efficiencies
•    Ability to navigate uncertain and new legal environment and propose appropriate legal solutions 


Requisition id: 34196 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

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