Company Secretary

  • Offer Excellent remuneration
  • Job category Legal & Tax
  • Contract Fulltime
  • Reference number 8036400
  • Location Amsterdam
  • Contract type Contract with client
  • Industry Manufacturing

About this vacancy

The Company Secretary will serve as a member of a team of 8 legal professionals who are located in the Netherlands (EU HQs) and Spain. They are responsible for providing legal support for all legal matters to the European companies of Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), a multinational chemical manufacturing company. This position will report directly to the General Counsel Europe.

Job description

  • Draft, review and fil a wide variety of corporate documents such as shareholders’ and board resolutions and proxies for all entities in Europe
  • Attend the ICL Europe Executive Committee meetings as well as various (supervisory) board meetings in Europe and coordinate and draft relevant meeting documents, such as minutes, resolutions, meeting materials and presentations
  • Monitor corporate governance developments, assess the EU corporate governance structure and practices and pro-actively propose opportunities for the ICL Europe Executive Committee and boards in Europe to better perform its responsibilities
  • Maintain ICL’s legal structure in Europe and keep corporate records and registers of all the European entities
  • Develop and maintain a policy for the filing and retention of documents
  • Provide corporate legal support in (M&A) transactions and internal restructuring projects in Europe. Ensure compliance with (corporate) laws and regulations
  • Establish and maintain a state of the art corporate document management system (Effacts and DocuSign)
  • As European Compliance Program Leader for Securities Law, manage and monitor ICL’s global securities compliance program for Europe
  • Identify and manage securities law risks for ICL’s businesses and provide training
  • Liaise with third parties (external lawyers, finance and tax advisors) as well as correspond with local authorities

Company

ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on unique minerals, fulfils humanity’s essential needs, primarily in three markets: agriculture, food and engineered materials.

The experience, knowledge and professionalism derived from establishing Israel’s potash industry over a period of 80 years of intensive activity and major investment in R&D, has transformed ICL into a world leader in specialty fertilizers, bromine and flame retardants. ICL produces approximately a third of the world’s bromine, and is the world’s sixth largest potash producer, as well as one of its leading providers of pure phosphoric acid.

Several years ago, ICL implemented a significant change in its organizational worldview by broadening its focus beyond developing quality products to identifying and addressing the vital and evolving needs of humanity – by dealing with tomorrow’s needs by developing creative solutions that lead to real change today.

How is this expressed practically? The agricultural products that ICL produces help to feed the world’s growing population. Millions of people in more than 180 countries benefit from healthier, better quality and more available food thanks to fertilizers produced by ICL. Their food additives enable people to have greater access to more varied and higher quality food. Their potash and phosphate products are essential components for the pharma industry. Our bromine-based materials and phosphates contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly planet, prevent the spread of forest fires and allow the safe and widespread use of a variety of products and materials. And that’s just the beginning.

ICL’s operations are global and are supported by worldwide distribution and supply chains. Their mining and production sites are located in Israel, Europe, North and South America and China. ICL employs about 13,000 persons worldwide and has revenues of USD 5.4 billion (2016). ICL is a public company whose shares are dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NYSE and TASE: ICL).

Agreements

A challenging fulltime role in a dynamic and culture rich environment. You will be part of a broad global network of legal professionals within ICL and in that capacity you will be working in cross-border teams to enable business. They always strive to be the best and encourage everyone who works with them to excel. They also embrace diversity, give people the latitude to express themselves and value differing pinions. They offer a great remuneration package and variety in career opportunities national or international.

Candidate profile

  • Master of Laws Degree (corporate)
  • 5-8 years of relevant working experience within a fast paced and demanding international environment or within a law firm and/or international trust office, preferably within corporate law
  • Solid knowledge of Corporate Governance principles
  • Business oriented and dedicated team player with a pragmatic approach
  • Solid knowledge of Corporate Governance principles
  • Organized, proactive and an approachable person with a hands on mentality
  • Eager, result driven and a true problem solver
  • Able to work independently, take ownership of and resolve issues
  • Preferably experience in using the software of Effacts and DocuSign
  • Excellent social and communication skills in English, both in writing and verbal (German, French, Spanish and Dutch are preferable)