Company Secretary and Legal Operations Specialist

Eurofins Central Laboratory
Full time Full day
Wolverhampton
    Wolverhampton, UK
    Full-time


Company Description


Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.


In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.


In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.


Job Description


This is a full-time permanent position based at our UK Head Office in Wolverhampton. The role will be standard office hours.


  • Corporate legal housekeeping for service, real estate and holding company entities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, (preparing and drawing up various company law documents such as minutes of general meetings and boards of directors, etc.).

  • Company Secretary for all UK and Irish Legal Entities handling filing, publication and statutory reporting requirements.

  • Focal point and liaison between group affiliates, company directors, external legal contacts in a proactive and professional manner with strong adherence to set deadlines.

  • Supporting group-wide intercompany contracting activities.

  • Handing requests and group approval for changes in legal structure of Eurofins’ forty-seven UK and nineteen Irish entities.

  • Distribution of documents for signatures, follow-up on the progress and subsequent dispatch of fully signed documents.

  • Handling notarisation, legalisation and translation of documents. Filing certificates from trade registries.

  • Organising and consistently maintaining paper and electronic repositories in a timely manner.

  • Promotion of effective work practices, working as a team member within a demanding and international environment.


Qualifications


  • Personal Skills:
    Rigorous, well-organised, ability to anticipate and act proactively, ability to work autonomously, excellent drafting and communication skills, ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.

  • Initial Education Background:
    You hold at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Legal background and company secretarial qualification essential.

  • Language skills and level expected:
    Fluent in English.

  • Type and duration of previous experience:
    Experience as legal operations assistant or paralegal in law firm or corporate environment and of the role of company secretary of at least 3 years.

  • Technical knowledge (e.g. IT…):
    Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (Word, Excel) to be able to handle high volume of documents rapidly and implement new efficient solutions.


Additional Information


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Closing Date


Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful

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