General Counsel


Madrid, ES
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 04/23/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: Calle Amaltea 9 3rd floor, Madrid, 28045

About Packlink

Everyone loves receiving packages. Our mission is to make shipping easy and transparent for people and businesses throughout the world!

Job Description

About us

Shipping is complex and online stores need solutions to compete globally. With our technology, you can improve the shipping experience of your customers and deliver a premium service.

Operating in 10 countries, our passion for getting shipping right means we support our customers every step of the way, making shipping simple and transparent.

Our vision: to facilitate online shipping around the world.

Our mission: helping online stores offer a great delivery experience.

Our values: making our inclusive and proactive company culture our core guide.

    Earn it - Without trust, we can’t grow. We earn trust from our teammates, customers and partners through hard work and great results.
    Do it - Act, accomplish, repeat—that’s how we achieve our shared vision. Our team doesn’t overthink it, we are simply shipping by simply thinking!
    Live it - We’re at our best when we’re challenged, learning and having fun.

Is it the right fit?

As a collaborative team player you will be:

    To define the legal strategy according to the business plan.
    Provide legal support and advice to upper management on all areas of business law.
    Ensure compliance with the law, internal controls, statutory regulations and other formalities. Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs to that end.
    Calculate and handle legal risks in business process and decision making. With this aim, proactively anticipate potential risks and implement mitigation strategies.
    Draft all kinds of legal documents, minimizing risks and maximizing legal rights.
    Keeping up with current changes in all relevant areas of law and contributing to the enhancement of the knowledge base of the company’s legal function.
    Manage litigation in a cost-effective manner
     Ensure the proper maintenance of the legal documents archive and corporate records.

What are we looking for

We are forecasting aggressive revenue growth for the coming years. To successfully scale our business and to adapt our organization, we are looking for a seasoned Legal Counsel, reporting directly to the CFO.

➡️ Are you ready for creating the internal Packlink legal department?

The skillset:

    Law degree from an accredited school of law and admission to the Spanish Bar (or equivalent EU jurisdiction) to represent the company.
    8+ years PQE (Post Qualified Experience) gathered as a combination of experience inside a multinational company and/or a top-tier law firm and/or an international scaleup.
    Team player and hard-worker, can-do attitude, with a good business judgement in providing compliant and business-friendly legal solutions attention to detail.
    Ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, manage multiple projects are of the essence.
    Integrity, as well as a thorough eye for compliance and corporate governance matters in a public company environment, is strongly preferred.
    Results-oriented, business partner, providing pragmatic and operational solutions.
    Ability to think creatively and strategically
    Must communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and possess analytical skills necessary for competent legal interpretation.Excellent speaking and writing skills, including the ability to clearly describe complex issues.
    Ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy while addressing sensitive or challenging issues with internal or external stakeholders
    Ability to manage outside counsels.
    Experience in the transportation industry,
    Fluent in English a must. Additional languages a plus.

What we offer

- 💸 Clear and transparent compensation plan.

The salary range for this role: 80K-90K€
We always include the salary range for all our job offers in order to be clear about our expectations. We will discuss the indicated range with you in the first recruiting call to ensure that we are on the same page.

- 📙  Personal Training Budget:
Up to 800€/year training budget (certifications, conferences attendance, etc.) to invest in your professional development. We want to help you improve your technical skills, feel involved in the product community, and develop your soft skills in order to lead teams and manage other stakeholders.

- 🏠 We are a remote-first company
All team members at Packlink are remote employees. After COVID, you can decide if you want to work in the office 2 days a week or 3 days per quarter—it's up to you. We also cover your expenses for working from home (50€ per month/600€ per year).

- 💻 Everything you need to work from home
Whether you prefer Mac, Linux or Windows (or an additional screen or two), we set you up for success when working remotely.

- Referral Bonus 🔗
We need your support in hiring top-class talent! We offer a referral bonus of 1k-3K, depending on the complexity of the role and the hiring process.

- 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 Free language classes
Thirsty for knowledge? Learn a new language by joining our free English/Spanish/French classes. In groups of 4-5 people, you can connect and enjoy taking up a new language or improving your current skills with one of our great instructors.

- 🏐 Health and Wellness
The well-being of our team is super important to us. Choose from different options that help you focus on your health:

    Gym membership or exercise classes (pilates, kick-boxing, etc.)—we’re happy to cover the cost!
    If you prefer private health insurance, we offer a great plan courtesy of our partner Sanitas.

- 🎂 Enjoy your Birthday
Take your birthday off to celebrate, or your kid's birthday!

- ⚖️ Great work-life balance
We offer a flexible work schedule and will do our best to adapt to your personal situation. Working in a fast-growth environment can be intense, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your free time!

-💜 An inclusive and upbeat work environment
Leave your suit behind... we’re a t-shirt and converse kind of place! More importantly, our company culture promotes diversity and inclusion. The personality and opinions of each of our team members are important and valid, and we aim to offer all employees a safe environment where they can be themselves and thrive.

- 🌍 A cross-cultural atmosphere
We are a truly international team of 15 nationalities that speak 10 languages. Our company language is English and all internal communication and company-wide meetings are in English.

-🏟️ Company events
Work hard, play hard! We do our best every day, even at our regular team-building events. Everything is currently remote, but we’re looking forward to organising in-person company events once again in the near future!

- 💰 Flexible Salary
We work with Cobee on a flexible compensation plan for transport, restaurants and kindergarten so our employees can save on personal income tax.


Plus, many more exciting perks! Are you ready for discovering them?

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.