Head of Legal & Compliance – China

Reference No: WD-0006246

What's the role?

The incumbent is responsible for all legal and compliance topics for Hilti in Mainland China and a member of management team of Hilti China and five production plants in China in driving sustainable and profitable growth.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to our industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, and annual sales of more than £2.7 billion, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth as you learn, grow and carve-out your career.

What does the role involve?

General Legal Support: Provide legal advice and support to all Hilti entities in China (sales office and production plants), in line with Hilti Group requirements, including:
Ø Commercial and corporate legal matters such as customer contracts, agreement with business partners and dealers / resellers, including project contracts – which is a key growth segment in China.
Ø Advise sales office and plants in mainland China on sourcing and other contractual aspects, including handling of legal relations with suppliers and service providers.
Ø Act as the legal business partner, advising and assisting sales in commercial negotiations and projects
Ø Offer legal advice and support on product liability topics – including assisting in handling customer complaints and product recalls.
Ø Legal / compliance risk assessment and advisory on Hilti’s business operations in China, include the evaluation of potential new business models proposed by Hilti’s China team.
Ø Support as required to employment law, data protection and data compliance and other general legal matters - supporting the advisory and contentious work in collaboration with external law firm.

Compliance Supporting: Offer advice and support in line with the Hilti Group requirements and the global Code of Conduct/Compliance directives to Hilti’s sales office in China.

Litigation Support: Supervise court, tribunal and mediation proceedings.

Co-ordination / Liaison: Interface with the Corporate Legal Department of Hilti Corporation, Regional Legal & Compliance Team.
Ø Support rollout of global contract concepts (sales, service, software and sourcing) and localization of contracts according to local law requirements, and also global / regional legal initiatives.
Engagement of External Counsel: Select and steer outside counsel as required.
Corporate Housekeeping / Legal Training: Support corporate housekeeping of Hilti’s legal entities in China together with external law firms and conducting trainings for General Managers, sales force, marketing, IT and procurement teams.

We’ve won Aon's Best Employer award in China for 2 years. It speaks volumes for what it’s like to work here.

What do we offer?

Your responsibilities will be great and, with them, we’ll give you the freedom and autonomy to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go beyond our expectations and we’ll reward you with unrivalled opportunities for personal development and career progression as soon as you’re ready for the next challenge.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you’ve never worked in construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork, ability and competitive drive, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Fully qualified lawyer in China with at least 10 years of work experience in legal department from MNCs and/or reputable international / local law firm.
  • Relevant experience in a related industry sector (construction / oil & gas industry) is advantageous.
  • Entrepreneurial and target-oriented way of thinking; team player with self-dependent working-style, takes a principal stand and does the right thing even if one encounters resistance.
  • Excellent in spoken and written Chinese and English and strong communication skills and capable in communicate across different functions/departments.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadline under pressure.
  • Well-versed in IT software & technology like MS Office, etc.
  • Curious in understanding business, high learning agility and a vision to help institutionalize the legal & compliance function.