Legal Counsel // Choco

Choco | Berlin, Germany

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time

Glassdoor Rating

3/5 (1 reviews)

Keywords: ancestry

⌛ Quick summary ⌛  As Legal Counsel at Choco, you will add value to Choco’s business and growth by ensuring that we operate within the law at all times. You offer advice on legal matters throughout the company/group and work with our Chocorians around the world, whereat your main task is to be a great problem solver and drive legal innovation forward! You will own projects, develop processes, and take full ownership of your topics covering Europe and the US. You will get a deep insight into the business of one of the fastest-growing companies in the food tech industry and will be part of strategic decisions that can be groundbreaking for a whole industry.  Location: Berlin (our HQ) // Type of contract: Permanent 🍫 Our Kitchen 🍫 Choco was founded in 2018 in Berlin, Germany - since then we are disrupting the food (tech) industry across multiple continents: Our mission at Choco is to build a global, yet local, food system that is resourceful, fair to all people, and sustainable for the planet. In order to achieve this, our vision is to lead the world’s transition towards sustainable food systems. This mission won’t be easy and will have to be divided into smaller objectives. Our first step towards realizing this mission is our food-supply ordering platform connecting restaurants and suppliers, simplifying the way food is traded between them. In challenging market conditions, the importance of adopting new, useful tech has increased substantially for restaurants and vendors alike. Thanks to our investors (COATUE, Bessemer Venture Partners, Atlantic Labs, and others), we have the means to support our ambition. Our Series A(s) had great timing and present us now with a unique opportunity and privilege to develop valuable tools for the gastronomy industry of a post-pandemic world. Innovations like to come with various legal challenges and our legal team isn’t afraid to tackle them all! 🥨 Your menu: Legal expertise paired with an entrepreneurial spirit  🥨 Moving Rocks: Innovations like to come with various legal challenges and our legal team isn’t afraid to tackle them all - so shouldn’t you. Decision making is crucial for your position. Handling several projects with multiple stakeholders on an international level shouldn’t scare you. You will enable Choco to grow as a company by creating the path for our operations and monitoring all legal aspects of our business. Always surrounded by experts of their field. Embracing depth: Everything we do has to scale - but when it comes to bringing innovation to life, scale also has to come with an increased understanding of the legal implications. You are willing to enter new territories and dive deep into topics? Great - we will never leave your drowning. Refine your legal expertise: You will be dealing with completely new legal challenges alongside typical topics of the start-up environment, everything directly connected to our business. You must be able to think outside the box and to be solution-driven. From financing rounds, coordinating international external advisors, dealing with day-to-day requests to building legal solutions that the entire company will rely on - you are guaranteed to learn way more than being an expert in just one field of law. 🍳 The tools we give you to succeed 🍳 On a personal level: You will find yourself in an environment that demands excellence, creativity and teamwork. You will be provided with unparalleled insights into the operations of one of the fastest-growing companies in the food tech industry, proximity to crucial stakeholders, and freedom to innovate in order to deliver outstanding results and support the company’s goals. Don’t do monkey business in a law firm - be an entrepreneur, find hands-on solutions, and be part of a real mission! On a team level: You will enjoy an enviable position. As a core member of the Legal Team in the HQ, you will be coordinating the legal topics within the Choco Group worldwide, supported by local external advisors and - of course - the team! You will occupy a space at the geographic center of Choco. All legal fish is fried by us in Berlin initially but this is just the beginning - joining us while we are still having our first course of the menu will put you in the positing to grow alongside the company on a promising career path. On a company level: Choco is a rocketship that has already voyaged far and wide in a short time. We are active in around a half-dozen countries across multiple continents. Chocorians (i.e. our team) are devoted to supporting one another as we grow and push ourselves to higher heights. Resilience, focus, and dedication to your teammates will be asked of you. But in return, you will be given an environment where an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to perfect systems can thrive. 🍋 The ingredients you bring to the table 🍋 Hard Facts: To be successful in this role, you need to be a fully qualified German lawyer (1. und 2. Juristisches Staatsexamen) with previous professional experience as a lawyer or trainee lawyer, preferably from a law firm or within the start-up or tech industry, Besides that, you need to have working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English. A desire to embrace change: You should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent. Ideally, you arrive at Choco with a solid sense of the start-up environment and a willingness to learn and build rather than focus on a specific area of law. An overwhelming curiosity & entrepreneurial mindset: You need to be able to adapt fast within this fast-paced company. We are looking for someone who has the capability of prioritizing conflicting demands and handling multiple tasks simultaneously whereat always showing deep interest in our business operations and strategic alignment. 🚀 Ready to order? 🚀 Here is our Interview process: 1/ First interview with a recruiter 2/ Second interview with our General Counsel 3/ Third interview with a member of the Finance team 4/ Final interview with our CEO! We believe in diversity: Choco is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ♨️ Hurry up, the food’s getting cold! ♨️

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