Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with around 46,000 employees across 35 countries. Smurfit Kappa’s mission is to deliver customer satisfaction, personal development for employees, respect for the local community and environment and great shareholder value, all through its highly entrepreneurial culture.

The Amsterdam legal team works closely with the European business and with the world Head Office in Dublin. In order to strengthen the Amsterdam legal team we are seeking to recruit a
Legal Counsel
a mature and commercial business advisor
Your job is to support the European business in the broadest sense. You focus on drafting, reviewing and negotiating all sorts of contracts. Besides that, you deal with a great variety of legal matters such as IP, employment and participation, environment, safety and sourcing. You report directly to the HR & Legal Director Europe. You manage outside counsel when necessary and will travel regularly to work with your legal colleagues in other countries.


  • at least 5 years work experience
  • as a lawyer and/or as in-house legal counsel within an international environment
  • good knowledge of and/or interest in drafting and negotiating contracts
  • strong and pragmatic self-starter with great organizational and analytical skills
  • fluent in English, both orally and in writing


  • a dynamic and challenging role within a global and successful company
  • with direct impact and visibility in a European business context
  • in an organization in which innovation and sustainability are key
  • great opportunities for personal growth, moving into the business is possible

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