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Legal Counsel - Labour & Employment Law (m/f/d)

City:  Köln
Job area:  Corporate Functions
Job field:  Legal
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Sep 3, 2021

At HRS “We love to make it happen”: We are the global market leader when it comes to tech- and data driven business travel solutions. Our enterprise business offers end-to-end hotel management solutions to more than 7,000 corporate businesses globally to simplify their business travel. State of the art service solutions like strategic consulting & hotel procurement, travel payment and expense solutions or efficient tools to manage corporate meetings and group booking facilitate the travel processes and guarantee savings along the value chain. Today we work globally with the Fortune 500, such as Google, China Mobile, Amazon, Siemens, Hitachi, Alibaba, Volkswagen, WorldBank.

We are looking for a Cologne based Legal Counsel Employment Law (m/f/d) with a focus on employment law for the international HRS Group activities


Your challenges 

  • Provide excellent, pragmatic and business-oriented legal advice in all areas of employment law, including the whole employment process from hiring to off-boarding and co-determination matters as a proactive sparring partner for our People Solutions & Management Team
  • Develop and implement best practices & policies to ensure compliance with applicable regulations at local and international levels
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of employment¬-related and collective agreements and HR policies with the relevant works councils
  • Develop and implement Group standards for employment contracts, templates and other labor law terms and processes
  • Manage employment related litigation in Germany & coordinate employment related litigation in other jurisdictions with external counsels
  • Further development of a group-wide, cost-efficient and excellent network of external law firms and consultants in the field of labor law
  • Provide advice on employment safety & employee health related questions
  • Stay apprised of best practices, trends and developments in labor/employment law and apply them to the business


Your commitment

  • Excellent academic degree with focus on employment law and profound knowledge in contract law
  • 3+ years of proven professional experience in the field of labor law, ideally in a multinational group environment or an international law firm
  • Knowledge in German employment/labor practices; litigation experience a plus
  • Excellent German, fluency in English, verbal and written; other languages such as French or Spanish also welcome
  • Superb oral and written communication skills with the ability to analyze, organize, and present facts, evidence and related materials effectively in both written and oral forms
  • Understanding of economic contexts and technical processes as well as very good negotiation skills
  • Independent, structured and proactive way of working skills combined with a hands-on team player mentality
  • Sensitivity to the special needs of an owner-managed medium-sized company in an extremely dynamic environment


Your rewards

At HRS we feel globally united and mutually responsible, a belief that is rooted in our company history and values: Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur, with everyone across the whole company being given the opportunity to take full ownership to deliver on our shared vision every single day.

You will work in a modern working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work from home. Our training and further education offers give you plenty of room for your personal growth and individual development. #LI-SA1


The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 30 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 850 employees every day. To fuel our international growth we are always looking for passionate experts who have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the international B2B travel Industry.

Interested? Have a look at all of our company benefits.
Let´s make it happen – become part of the HRS Group Team.

Find out more about the HRS Group brands and its segments:
HRS Smarttrip              DS Destination Solution                   HRS Group                      HRS Global Hotel Solution

Req ID:  7001