Quintessential Brands are the name behind award winning spirits including BLOOM, Greenalls and Opihr gins, Dubliner and Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey and Feeney’s Irish cream as well as an enviable portfolio of retailer and own brand products. As Gin Producer of the Year three years running and with ambitions for growth (and to win lots more awards!), it’s an exciting time to join our team.
A Flavour of the Job
We are now looking for a Legal Counsel, initially on a fixed term basis but with scope to become a permanent role, to support on all legal aspects of our business, both in the UK and internationally, mitigating risk and giving comprehensive legal advice as needed.
Reporting to the Group General Counsel and working as part of the Group Legal team, the successful Legal Counsel will act as a business partner, providing support across a broad range of matters, including commercial contracts, NDAs, disputes, trade marks and projects across the QB Group. The role also requires some e technical knowledge of GDPR and experience of developing and managing policies, templates and knowhow. There is also the opportunity to provide Board level support and to get involved in company secretarial matters as required.
This is an exciting and challenging role; our legal team is a fairly new function and, if you have a passion for continuous improvement, there is plenty of opportunity to make a difference and see your ideas become reality. As a fast paced and entrepreneurial business, you really will be given exposure to senior level stakeholders and key projects from day one, we can safely say that you won’t get bored!
A Taste of the Business
We are a unique blend, a 9 year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. We’re not perfect, we still have processes and systems to implement and improve and as a company we operate in a lean and agile way, but we are getting there. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?
A bit about you
Having worked in an in-house Legal Counsel role, ideally within an FMCG business or manufacturing business, you will have a strong and broad legal background. You’ll have experience of dealing with a wide range of matters from commercial contracts and trademarks to GDPR and litigation and won’t be afraid to tackle things that are new and out of your comfort zone, with support. A sense of curiosity and resilience is key, you’ll love to challenge, in the right way, along with a desire to really get under the skin of our business, the commercial acumen to see the bigger picture and a determination to ensure that we always do the right thing.
The Essence of QB (The Benefits)
- A competitive salary
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Company pension
- Quarterly employee recognition scheme
- Measures in place to protect our colleagues including flexible home working and COVID-safe procedures when on site