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Business and Legal Manager for one of the leading global publishers headquartered in Madrid (Spain).

Confidencial / Madrid / Referencia Iterlegis: IT/LAW/327/19

Business and Legal Manager for one of the leading global publishers headquartered in Madrid (Spain).

We are recruiting a Business and Legal Manager, with at least 5 years of professional experience, for one of the leading global publishing companies. This role will support the business strategy and general operations of the Company by providing legal support to all areas of the business and ensuring that the company is acting in accordance with the legal and the company policy requirements. Excellent level of English at a professional level, both spoken and written, is required. MBA or master´s degree in Business Schools would be also considered a plus. Availability to travel occasionally.


Our client is a global education company, developing print, digital and online solutions that support teachers, researchers, students and educators around the world. The company operates in over 120 countries worldwide and is itself made up of three different but important strands: Language Learning, Schools Curriculum and Higher Education. The company is one piece of a much bigger publishing picture. It is part of a major new force in scientific, scholary, professional and education publishing. It is a highly innovating and digitally-friendly company, embracing experimentation and actively seeking out new opportunities.

It is currently searching for a Business and Legal Manager to partner with its General Counsel and the rest of business teams of Iberia and Western Europe, providing strategic and legal advice for the business.

Descripción del puesto

A Business and Legal Manager, the candidate will provide strategic and legal advice for the business on its daily legal matters. It shall be EU focused, and have strong business acumen and experience in commercial negotiations.

The candidate will report to the Head of Finance and will work closely with the Legal Team in the UK as well as with the Business Units Leaders of the company.

Some of candidate´s main responsabilities will be:

  • Co-ordinating with relevant in-house legal counsel in order to advise the business and general operations in all areas of law (commercial, competition, corporate, compliance-regulatory, risk management, internal audit, taxes, employement, intellectual property, among others).
  • Monitoring the inherent risks of the company´s activity regarding the legal framework, working proactively and reporting on more viable alternatives depending on each particular scenario.
  • Providing advice on template agreements including preparing, reviewing, validating contracts from templates and managing the administration of the contracts at all stages.
  • Assisting or managing the establishment and roll-out of company-wide policies, procedures, processes and protocols.
  • Sharing the legal know-how and working collaboratively with the Managers. Educating and providing training to the business units in order to transfer key legal knowledge across the teams.
  • Representing the company, either directly or by delegation, at events relating to the position´s area of responsibility.
  • Working in liason with the Finance team regarding any tax matters to guarantee the the company is properly accomplising any legal requirement.

The Candidate must have deep understanding of the financial and business acumen and solid knowledge of commercial law. In addition, the candidate must provide and analytical profile, strategic vision, customer-orientation, planning and organization skills as well as experience working remotely alongside with the headquarters based in London. It will also collaborate with various business owners and legal colleagues to develop process improvements, templates and operational policies. The candidate will additionally deal with and coordinate external law firms advising the company.

Finally, the candidate will be available to travel from time to time, mainly across Europe.


We are recruiting a Senior Business and Legal Manager for one of the leading global publishers with at least 6 years of relevant professional experience in top national or international law firms or/and as in-house counsel in a company. The lawyer shall be capable of generally advising on any legal matter relating to commercial law, contracting, consumer, agency/distribution law, data protection and compliance; EU focused.

Excellent level of English at a professional level, both spoken and written, is required. MBA or master´s degree in Business Schools would be considered a plus.

The candidate will join a dynamic and cohesive team of young, talented professionals from multicultural environments with an open, flexible and respectful working atmosphere. It shall be capable of upfronting the new challenges that can quickly shift the publish sector. A very rigorous senior legal professional, who is efficient and capable of working on a dynamic and demanding environment. A real business acumen, used to solving legal matters providing creative and sound advice to the business, participating of its strategy to achieve its objectives and being a partner to it.

Leadership and business management skills are also key for this role. The candidate shall be capable of transmitting legal awareness to the organization, and willing to have impact on the business. It shall also have excellent communication, negotiation and drafting skills, and will be used to dealing with different business departments at all levels, including at stakeholders level. Being able to speak up and communicate effectively. To identify potential risks and upfront these.

It shall also have good interpersonal skills: the ease in the relationship with people is also indispensable. Flexible and creative: a “problem solver” with a “can do” attitude, being able to creatively transform legal issues into business opportunities, and constantly transform its way of working. With analytical skills and a clear focus on business and results.


Our client offers you an opportunity to join them and provide legal advice in an innovative business, working on a varied range of legal matters in a challenging, dynamic and multicultural environment. You will benefit from an open, flexible and respectful working atmosphere, and will receive a remuneration package in line with your profile.

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