Legal Counsel

  • Legal
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Legal Counsel

Job description

Recruitee is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the Netherlands. And has quickly become a European leader and disrupter in Recruitment software. Recruitee is the number 1 choice for thousands of businesses including Funda, Vice, Greenpeace, and Swapfiets to manage their hiring process and to hire the very best talent.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our small but mighty (and growing!) legal team in Amsterdam to work across all departments at Recruitee to guide and grow the business as we expand. This role primarily focuses on the reviewing and negotiating of commercial contracts and to provide legal support to the business on a wide variety of legal questions. You will report to the Senior Legal Counsel.

Recruitee is a proud startup, which brings challenges and prioritization, however, with this, presents great opportunities including new exciting challenging all the time, tons of freedom to shape Recruitee’s legal department with your team, working with all of the departments, and contributing to Recruitees overall growth!

What you will do

  • Take the lead on negotiating and drafting customer contracts in Dutch and English while remaining aligned with the sales department

  • Work together with the Senior Legal Counsel to improve legal processes and templates in line with Recruitee’s goal to build a scalable SaaS-business, and taking into account the interests of every department

  • Maintain Recruitee’s GDPR-compliance in relation to thousands of data processors and controllers

  • Negotiate contracts with partners and suppliers

  • Update knowledge resources on legal topics for the business, and react quickly to questions from all parts of the company

  • Work with our product team to ensure that our product incorporates ‘privacy by design’


What you’ll bring to the team

  • Masters degree in Dutch Law

  • Fluent in Dutch and English at a high level

  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills in Dutch and English based on proven experience

  • 2-4 years of experience working as a legal counsel, preferably at an IT company

  • Deep knowledge of data protection laws, in particular the GDPR, required

  • Ability to take a pragmatic approach to risk and contracts and prioritize where necessary

  • Highly accurate, analytical and self-starting

  • Ability to communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with all internal departments

  • A practical and customer-oriented mindset combined with business acumen

  • A sense of humor and the ability to work well with a tight-knit, fast growing team 

What will make you stand out

  • Experience with Software as a Service (SaaS) / cloud computing  

  • Experience in IP and IT law

  • Affinity for technology, including using and exploring different technologies

  • Experience in working in diverse international environments 

Why Recruitee?

  • A chance to be part of and to shape one of the hottest, most ambitious startups in Europe

  • Great office and location, right on the Keizersgracht!

  • Apple gear, alongside all the tools you need

  • A €1,500 yearly training budget to keep you sharp

  • Brilliant culture and an informal, ‘come as you are’, dress code

  • Working within an international, friendly team that truly values your contribution

  • We’ll save you the startup pitch of the ‘Friday beers and ping-pong’ visit our Instagram to check us out:


Did this get your blood pumping? 

Are you feeling this? Apply today! We look forward to receiving your application.