Head of Legal


Amsterdam, NL
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 04/07/2021
  • Website: otrium.com
  • Company Address: Prinsengracht 462B, 1017 KG, Amsterdam, 63996901

About Otrium

It’s our mission to extend the life-cycle of fashion.

We enable brands to turn their unsold inventory challenge into one of their biggest opportunities. We increase the value of previous collections by finding
the right match within our shopping community, dynamic pricing and managing fulfillment services. Through our managed marketplace, brands can
open an online direct-to-consumer outlet store with full control over pricing, merchandising and visibility.

Job Description

This is a new role within Otrium. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, team player who can build our Legal department to support the organization. This is a great opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position and is based in our Amsterdam office. At Otrium, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. As a Head of Legal you have an opportunity to make an impact. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


About Otrium

Founded and headquartered in Amsterdam, we’re a purpose-led business – we believe all clothing should be worn.

Right now, lots of fashion stays unsold. For the resources that went in and for the people who miss out, it’s such a shame. We’re here to fix this. We are an online fashion outlet marketplace and we tech-enable designer brands to find an owner for every item they produce.

We give brands an online outlet channel and digital tools to smartly connect dynamically-priced end-of-season collections with fashion-lovers. Then we give them the data so they can reproduce most-wanted items.

Our app re-imagines outlet shopping helping customers easily find reduced-price gems. We give end-of-season fashion a new start, which is smarter for the wardrobe, smarter for the wallet and smarter for the industry.

About this role

As the first Legal Counsel at Otrium you will be the go to person for all different legal questions and issues. At this moment we only use external advisors, you will be taking over most of these cross-departmental projects and take the lead. Be the internal advisor and manage big impactful, global projects. Next to your own projects, you will coordinate and manage external advisors/firms.

Role responsibilities

  • Review and negotiate complex agreements that meet the company’s requirements under its policies, including those for risk tolerance, while working collaboratively with the business team, including various executives;

  • Collaborate with finance, sales operations, partnership, product operations, HR and other business units at all levels throughout the organization to ensure that agreements adequately protect the company’s interests;
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard forms of agreement and legal processes;
  • Be a trusted business partner, responding in a timely and productive manner to requests from internal customers;
  • Counsel internal customers regarding company policies, legal issues, and risk tolerance;
  • Specifying internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance.

Experience, knowledge & skills

  • Master degree qualification, with solid post qualification experience in middle or top tier law firm and/or a large multinational organization is crucial;

  • 6+ years of relevant legal experience and you’re a master of corporate law;
  • You’ve extensive experience in conflict / settlement resolution;
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, and a talent for non-confrontational, win-win negotiations;
  • Exceptional critical thinking abilities, who possesses strong business acumen and excellent business judgment; must be able to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and pivot between responsibilities in a fast-paced, high-growth environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to distill complex issues clearly and communicate well both one-on-one and in groups, and in internal and external contexts.

About you

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset. We are a scale-up, a lot of building together, create the legal department;
  • Strong project management approach, excellent time-management and organizational skills with a solid understanding of legal operations;
  • Proactive, with a flexible attitude and great influencing - and communication skills;
  • Comfortable to act as organizational conscience, balancing sound regulatory compliance with a hands-on business culture.

What it’s like to work at Otrium

  • You will be part of an enthusiastic and highly ambitious team with a growth and entrepreneurial mindset;

  • The possibility to learn, grow, and contribute to one of the fastest-growing startups in Europe, and soon the US (with your help!);
  • Freedom and responsibility: we believe in ownership, so we will give you full responsibility to make sure you can get the job done;
  • You’ll be working with very talented colleagues - in a different time zone - that know what they are doing as everyone has experience at other amazing fast-growing companies;
  • Next to working together, we celebrate our success together. With every target we make and record we break, we celebrate!

What's next

Excited about what you're reading? Let us know more about who you are and why we should work together! Apply now!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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