Verisure has undergone a severe transformation and rapid organizational growth during the last years. We are building a high-performance organization through investing in our people and creating great development and growth opportunities.

Legal Counsel Norway

Verisure is seeking a talented and innovative Legal Counsel to join our growing and successful Norway business. The role will report to the Managing Director Norway and be a member of the Norway Leadership Team, working closely with its team member and the key functions.

The Legal Counsel will also become part of the growing Verisure Legal Function of over 30 lawyers, consisting of both country lawyers and the Group Legal team which is based in the head office in Geneva. The Function lawyers work closely together under a common Group Legal Function Strategy and Plan, with the intention to enable the business and, importantly, to develop and grow the Function and the individual lawyers that form part of it.

This is a newly created position which is recognized as a key position as Verisure continues to grow and build a talented and passionate team in the Norway!  

The successful candidate will be someone who will thrive in a fast-growing, international and entrepreneurial business environment.

Our success depends on our people and we invest in them every day. Working with Verisure is being part of an industry-leading, world-class company that thrives on a strong entrepreneurial spirit.  

Strategic context and Value proposition

Our customers are at the centre of everything we do - our deep customer understanding, close monitoring of new trends in technology, competitors and market insights are the foundation of our game-changing product and service solutions. Verisure is a major global player in the smart security and smart home space, with a large installed customer base (of nearly 3 million customers, across Europe and Latin America), impressive customer retention / low churn, a highly effective go-to-market approach and the industry-leading growth speed.  

The Norway Legal Counsel will be a key member of the Norway leadership team. Verisure is the market leader in Norway with approximately 250 000 customers and has a long history dating back to 1991. The Norwegian company currently has revenues of NOK 1,148 million. The headquarters is located in Skøyen, Oslo, and has about 450 own employees and about 350 people working for Verisure Partners.  

The Norwegian operations is led by Daniel Särefjord, fmr. MD Verisure Finland and Telenor Sweden., since late 2016. Under new leadership the company has engaged on an ambitious and growth-oriented value creation plan. The Norwegian management team consist of a mix of recent senior recruitments, and seasoned Verisure veterans:

  • Christine Bækkelund - HR Director, fmr. HR Director Moods of Norway, Egmont and SATS

  • Asbjørn Hansen – Marketing Acquisition Leader, fmr. McKinsey Partner

  • Line Mjell – Portfolio Marketing Director, fmr. McKinsey consultant  

  • Robert Engen – Operations Director, 20+ year Verisure veteran

  • Thomas Berg – Partner Director, 20+ year Verisure veteran

  • Pål Nyhagen – Field Sales Director, 15+ year Verisure veteran

This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role and have a direct impact by providing expert and strategic legal advice to management and facilitate business decisions and strategy development.  

Responsibilities

Advising across a full range of legal areas across the business

  • Commercial contracting: customers and suppliers, alliances/partnerships, franchisees and sales partners, digital customer contracting

  • Fair competition and consumer protection: marketing materials reviews, competitors’ marketing claims monitoring, pricing.

  • Data privacy: program implementation support, process design and contract terms for customer data management

  • Other legal compliance areas: ensure that business initiatives and actions are taken in full compliance with competition, anti-bribery and other legal compliance laws.  

  • Intellectual property: defend and develop the Verisure trademark and brand, protect critical business know-how

  • Regulatory and government affairs: support relationship management with relevant regulatory bodies and contribute to future evolution of industry regulation

  • M&A: support in-country acquisition and other structural or financial projects.

  • Employment law: support HR on employment law questions  

  • Compliance: support implementation of Group compliance program, drive integrity culture, deliver training and advice to help teams drive growth with integrity

Legal Sourcing and Key Projects Management

  • Manage and optimize legal spend (internal vs external resources)

  • Further develop existing preferred law firm relationships for maximum efficiency and expertise

  • Contribute to company-wide priority projects for Group Legal team

Business and Strategy Adviser  

  • Provide pragmatic and commercial legal advice to help shape strategy and business plans

  • Monitor key regulatory and legal trends

  • Pro-active training to aid efficiency of other business managers

  • Integrity leadership: advice on how best to get business done “the right way”

Location  

  • Verisure Norway offices in Oslo (Drammensveien 211)

Remuneration  

  • Compensation package able to attract high calibre candidates

Reports and organization structure  

  • Direct reporting line into the Managing Director Norway.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Experience and Qualifications

  • University Law degree plus current practicing certificate

  • Training at a leading law firm

  • Prior relevant experience working in-house will be an asset

  • 5-10 years’ post-qualifying experience  

  • Norwegian and English mandatory

Competencies and skills

  • Proven ability to advise on complex legal matters in simple and concise terms

  • Well-developed legal drafting skills  

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Team player – with the ability to influence and work collaboratively across areas of business expertise

  • Excellent co-ordination and communication skills

  • Project management, time-management and prioritization skills

  • High EQ, high level of judgment and discretion

  • Reliable, with the ability to handle multiple tasks within tight deadlines  

  • Resourceful  

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Strong fit with our Company DNA  

  • Passionate in Everything We Do: Our people have a sense of energy that is unmistakable, one that drives us to delight our customers and focus on creating impact quickly.

  • Committed to Making a Difference: When we say we will do something, we deliver with excellence. We are accountable, focused and operate with discipline.

  • Always Innovating: We believe that Innovation can be big or small; it’s a continuous state of mind that inspires us to think differently and always make things better. We are risk takers and we learn continuously.

  • Winning as a Team: Our people know that by leveraging one another’s strengths, investing in and developing our team’s capability and by collaborating well, we will win.

  • With Trust & Responsibility: Operating with integrity is core to our success. We are humble, honest and value deep mastery and expertise. We do the right thing, always.

Spørsmål om stillingen, kontakt Group Talent Acquisition Specialist Ulrika Tjärnqvist,
tlf. +46 709 84 28 22 eller mail: ulrika.tjarnqvist@verisure.com

Verisure

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