PANalytical is an international scientific instrumentation and solutions company which develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, near-infrared and pulsed fast thermal neutron activation equipment for use in research and industry. PANalytical was formerly Philips Analytical, a division of Philips, prior to its sale in 2002.The company now operates as an autonomous business unit of UK-based technology company Spectris plc.
PANalytical provides solutions for the chemical and structural analysis of a wide variety of materials. Customers can be found in virtually all markets including building materials, metals, mining, food, pharma, cosmetics, polymers, oils, plastics, thin film metrology, nanomaterials and many more industrial and academic material research.
PANalytical’s headquarters are based in Almelo. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in the Netherlands, the USA, China, Japan and Brazil. PANalytical’s research and development activities are based in Almelo and Eindhoven, Quebec and Boulder CO. Supply and competence centers are located in Almelo and Eindhoven, Nottingham, Quebec and Boulder CO. PANalytical employs over 1,100 people worldwide. From the headquarters in Almelo, the legal department provides legal and compliance support to the worldwide organization.The position of General Counsel has become vacant and therefore we are recruiting a

General Counsel and Head of Compliance
flexible professional who takes ownership
General Counsel and Head of Compliance
flexible professional who takes ownership
As General Counsel & Head of Compliance you are responsible for all aspects of the Legal & Compliance function in the broadest sense and you are a dedicated business partner in the company’s worldwide organization.You run the Legal & Compliance Department, consisting of one legal counsel and one export controls compliance professional in Almelo and three regional counsel (direct reports) in Singapore,Boston and,again,Almelo.You lead improvement and securitization of worldwide compliance programs on subjects such as anti-bribery & corruption, competition law, export controls, data protection and codes of conduct. Main legal areas of attention are contract law, IP law, channel management and on occasion M&A. You are a member of the PANalytical global Management Team. Frequent international travel will be required.


  • legal and compliance professional with at least 10 years of working experience of which a number of years as inhouse counsel
  • thorough knowledge of corporate law, international contract law in particular
  • robust international ethics & compliance experience
  • experience in an industrial or comparable b2b environment is a strong preference
  • trusted advisor to both board and business
  • flexible, down to earth, mature
  • convincing and self-confident person, yet sensitive for internal relationships


  • a senior position, responsibility for both Legal and Ethics & Compliance
  • management of a team of five professionals in- and outside the Netherlands
  • within an innovative, international company with an ambitious growth strategy
  • open and informal international environment
  • member of PANalytical global Mangement Team, reporting directly to the CEO

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