veröffentlicht am 19.11.2019


Senior Legal Counsel - Business Partner R&D Legal (m/f/d)

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel - Business Partner R&D Legal (m/f/d) for our global Legal & IP team in Einbeck or Berlin at the earliest opportunity. He/she acts as a central contact person for all legal matters in a defined area of responsibility in research and development as well as breeding. The position is unlimited and in full-time.

Your tasks:

  • Providing high quality legal advice on all transactions and legal matters in the field of research and development as well as breeding, in particular regarding collaboration, technology licensing, consortium, confidentiality and material transfer agreements
  • Supporting and coordinating IP litigation in close cooperation with IP colleagues
  • Acting as a partner for research and development as well as breeding to solve complex legal issues
  • Legal support in the decision-making process within projects and transactions
  • Acting as legal project manager or supporting the Expert Hub Legal in mergers and acquisitions in close cooperation with the other Legal/IP functions
  • Supporting the Expert Hub Legal in the development and implementation of standard contracts, templates, model clauses, administration of legal documents and know-how / license management
  • Supporting the preparation and implementation of the KWS-wide Legal & IP Strategy
  • Managing and coordinating external consultants in accordance with KWS guidelines

Your profile:

  • Academic degree in law (2nd state examination or comparable international degree)
  • More than 5 years of work experience in a global environment
  • Qualification and/or experience in the field of intellectual property rights as well as research and development contracts
  • Excellent communication skills, customer orientation and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Fluent in English and German
  • High mobility and flexibility
  • Solid MS Office user knowledge
  • Broad knowledge in the field of law (national and international)

What we offer:

  • An international, motivated and dynamic team
  • Professional and personal development
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of home office

Interested? Then please apply here.

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About KWS:
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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