Legal Counsel

British American Tobacco (Czech Republic), s.r.o.

Place of work
Plynárenská, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
Contract type
Start date
Wage (gross)
From 3 520 EUR/monthThe final salary will be determined individually depending on the experience and other qualifications of the candidate.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

BAT's in-house counsel reports to the Head of Legal and is responsible for providing day-to-day legal advice to all BAT departments to support the Company in achieving its business objectives and to protect the Company's business interests in accordance with the requirements of the law and internal policies. The complexity of the economic and regulatory environment and the business itself gives this function an important position in the organization.

Key success factors:

*Strong integration within the company. All legal issues are handled with a business approach, good business solutions are found to legal problems.
*Legal risks are effectively anticipated, identified, communicated and addressed.
*Managed information flow both internally and to external legal service providers is smooth and efficient.
*Legal awareness at all levels of the organisation is high and therefore the level of compliance with regulations and legally relevant company policies is high. The legal department is considered a value-adding function in the company.

Specific key responsibilities of the position:

* Product regulatory analysis - especially for tobacco products, nicotine products, e-cigarettes, excise duties, electronic devices, CLP and REACH, notification obligations, consumer protection, advertising regulation, general product safety, etc., working with external experts on analyses and memoranda.
* Ensuring that all product packaging is compliant with regulatory legislation and guidelines and with internal regional and global guidelines.
*Providing information on relevant legislation to the Product Development team and central and regional teams.
*Supporting the External Affairs team, reviewing for PR activities and marketing materials, dealing with government bodies/stakeholders including tax matters.
*Supporting central teams on product issues (product composition, consumer information, packaging, marketing, advertising, CLP, REACH, notification obligations).
*Review and approval of product related visuals for all channels (B2B, B2C, PoS, digital communication, non-traditional channels) and marketing.
*Directing digital communications (including social media campaigns,).
*Control and approval of all sales and consumer activities related to products .
*Analyzing new/unconventional communication channels and providing guidance to marketing and sales teams.
*Providing legal support in negotiations with external suppliers, drafting and reviewing related contracts.
* Analyzing new business models from a legal perspective.
*Providing legal training.
*GDPR agenda.

Employee perks, benefits

*Annual bonus and company benefits.
*Elaborate system of training and professional development.
*Opportunities for career growth.
*Company car, mobile phone, laptop.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or Slovak - Advanced (C1)

Driving licence


Personality requirements and skills

*University law degree.
*Knowledge and thorough understanding of the relevant legislation, with demonstrable practical experience.
*Knowledge and understanding of EU law, with experience of dealing with EU law matters.
*Good communication skills.
*Flawless oral, written and editing skills in both Slovak and English.
*High standards of moral integrity in private and professional life.
*Previous experience in the field of legal consulting; successful completion of the bar exam an advantage.
*High level of MS Office knowledge and IT literacy.


Brief description of the company

We are a leading, multi-category consumer goods business. Our purpose is to build A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of our business through offering a greater choice of enjoyable and less risky products for our consumers.

Number of employees

50-99 employees
ID: 4802348  Datum zveřejnění: 18.6.2024  Spodní hranice mzdy (brutto): 3 520 EUR/month