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Koen Hemmes
Consultant Executive Search/directie
khemmes@legalpeople.nl
0031(0)20-5891605

Head of Legal EMEA/AP

excellent communicator who takes ownership

Kraton Corporation (NYSE “KRA”) is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton’s polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving and roofing applications.As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company’s pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of chemical intermediates. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 60 countries worldwide.
The European head office of Kraton is based in Almere. From this head office, a small legal team provides business and corporate support to the Kraton operations in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. We are looking for potential candidates for the position of

Head of Legal EMEA/AP
excellent communicator who takes ownership

In this role, you will head a team consisting of one legal counsel and one paralegal.You will be involved in all of the company’s legal and compliance matters in the EMEA and Asia Pacific region.Your responsibilities include both corporate and business related legal aspects, such as company law, corporate governance, M&A, business transactions and litigation. Also, you will be responsible for aspects of the compliance function in the broadest sense.This may include matters relating to anti-bribery, export controls, data privacy, whistleblower policy and codes of conduct.You will report into the General Counsel of Kraton, who is based in Houston, U.S.A.

Profiel

  • legal professional with Dutch academic degree and at least 10 years of working experience of which a number of years in an in-house position
  • thorough knowledge of broad corporate law and contract law, gained in an international environment
  • solid experience with a wide range of compliance matters
  • proactive selfstarter, convincing personality, flexible, can-do attitude
  • fluent in the English language

    Propositie

  • a truly senior role with great responsibility for a large geographical region
  • a dynamic environment within a company that is world leader in its field
  • member of a worldwide team of professionals
  • opportunity for further personal development
  • Vacature is gesloten, solliciteren is niet meer mogelijk.