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(Japanese Language Required) Senior Legal & Compliance Manager

  • Posted: 5 Oct 2021
  • General Secretary
  • Tokyo
  • Japan

About the job

  • Protect and co-pilot the business of Danone in Japan (EDP & evian), innovations and assets by designing and implementing the optimal legal frameworks, according to relevant Japanese laws, Company policies and specific business needs.
  • Build awareness of Danone’s Compliance Program and local laws related to compliance ensuring their application within Danone Japan and relevant third parties.

About you

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree and above
  • Operations/Business Contracts
  • Sales Distribution Law, Customs Law
  • Consumer, Advertising & Promotional Law & Regulations
  • Intellectual Property & Media
  • Company Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Competition Law & Anti Trust
  • Negotiation & Communication
  • Business acumen and strategy focus
  • Assess and manage business risks and opportunities from legal PoV
  • Ability to impact internally at top management level and externally with key stakeholders
  • Strong communication, networking and negotiation skills internally and externally
  • Collaborative mindset and attitude
  • Comfort around senior management

About us


  • People/Team Management
    • Lead, develop and empower N-1 through coaching & feedback
    • Select and supervise external counsel(s)


  • Contract management
    • Review, advise, archive a broad variety of contractual agreements (sourcing, sales, marketing, real estate, …) in order to secure business sustainability for the company
    • Manage digital contract management and company seal system


  • Legal consultation/risk assessment
    • Provide legal advice on any matter impacting CBU business, e.g. rules and regulations application to marketing and sales activities, factories, transportation, suppliers, environment, insurance,etc.
    • Provide legal review/advices during incident/crisis management as a core CM member
    • Watch and monitor main legal changes that are relevant to the business and proactively advise the company on the appropriate way to manage such changes
    • Assist in connection with dispute resolution and litigation proceedings and report any local litigation to the central team


  • IP liaison/management
    • Protection and management of trademark, patent design, copyright and domain name portfolios in coordination with the central team


  • Corporate Governance
    • Ensure that the CBU complies with all company and statutory obligations and has adequate corporate governance
    • Be accountable for Corporate Secretary tasks

dination with the Group



  • Deploy Danone Business Conduct Policies (Code of Conduct, Integrity, Competition & antitrust, data-privacy, HCP policy)
  • Manage Danone Ethics Line (DEL)
    • Raise internal awareness, and handle cases to lead action plan for compliance violations as needed
  • Plan and animate Compliance Trainings – global and local programs
  • As GS DANGO SPOC, contribute to internal control and audits working with IC team
  • Animate Japan Compliance Committee on a quarterly bases as Compliance Officer

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • (Video)Assessment

  • Interview #1

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