Central Marketing & IP Legal Counsel

Legal & Compliance Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

To start with, the position of Central Marketing & IP Legal Manager sits comfortably in the Intellectual Property Team, which is part of the wider Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs Team. An incredibly diverse team that helps each other learn, grow and develop. Just how we like it! As the Marketing & IP Legal Manager you will be the main legal point of contact for the Central Marketing Team. You will provide marketing legal advice to our central marketing teams, approve on and off pack marketing claims and negotiate and draft IP related agreements. For this, we don’t just need you to be a knowledgeable professional but also strongly rely on your interpersonal skills as well as your drive for success. Know that you’ll have a crucial role in creating and protecting the impact we look for in our value chain. With this said, we like you to take responsibility over the following tasks:

  • Day to day legal advice on marketing activation deliverables both on pack and off-pack for the marketing function
  • Operate as a sustainability champion by providing advice and counsel for the marketing function ensuring that initiatives meet legal requirements in line with JDE Peet’s agreed risk-appetite
  • Negotiate and draft commercial agereements: Marketing IP licences/partnership agreements, supply agreements and NDAs for Marketing and R&D teams
  •  Create and deploy templates, resources (including playbooks) and training materials on IP and marketing claim related topics
  • Collaborate effectively with global, regional and local cross functional teams on the deployment of marketing activation materials
  • Provide marketing legal training to employees and and facilitate sharing of best marketing practices across different business disciplines within JDE Peet’s
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time.



We are looking for a qualified lawyer with marketing and regulatory consumer compliance experience in developed markets and who has a solid background in IP. You will need to have an excellent command of spoken and written English and have a good knowledge and experience of advertising, commercial, commercial and intellectual property laws, contract drafting and regulatory consumer compliance.

Someone that holds themselves accountable and doesn’t shy away from responsibility. Given the nature of the role we feel it's important for you to have at least 6 years post qualification experience as well as a solid understanding of your own added value. We thrive in diverse teams and look for people that appreciate that as much as we do. We can give you a list of “must haves,” however that’s not how we view your candidacy. We do, of course, take into consideration your legal experience in Marketing and IP, but ultimately, we look at the bigger picture. But to give you a bit of guidance as to what we feel is needed in this role, we’ll share our “nice to have” list with you:


  • Previous in-house experience in the consumer, retail, luxury or FMCG space
  • In-house experience where ESG is a top priority
  • Legally qualified in a common law country, or The Netherlands


Additional Information

Your application at JDE Peet's
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE Peet's, apply and join us. After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE Peet's would be an online assessment, followed by interviews. A pre-employment check can be part of the recruitment process.

The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE Peet's, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee.

Whether or not you are with us, two, four or thirty years, it doesn’t matter. We help you build your skillsets and potential career. We offer a solid and competitive base salary and ad additional benefits to the mix. To name a few: Learning and development budget, career development, Insurances, pension plans and a minimum of 25  of paid holidays.

#unleashyourpossibility #acupofamazing #LI-Hybrid

Who we are?

JDE Peet’s is the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, with local roots dating back to 1753, and is headquartered in the Netherlands. We unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries with a portfolio of over 50 brands, including L’OR, Peet’s, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.

What’s it like to work at JDE Peet’s?

We are people united by the power and possibility of tea and coffee. At JDE Peet’s, we thrive on the freedom to pursue opportunities, provoking new ideas to make an impact at scale. Our ambition is simple – JDE Peet's: unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea.

We bring action to our intentions, following through on what was agreed, always pushing things forward. We offer our people a range of learning and development programmes to support their personal growth. We’ve worked hard to build an open, collaborative environment where you can approach anyone and be heard.

At JDE Peet's, we believe it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We also believe that a diverse and inclusive culture enables us to serve every coffee and tea lover in the best possible way. No matter who you are, where you come from, how you live your life, or how you enjoy your coffee or tea, you can fulfil your ambitions and contribute to our success.

When you grow, we grow, and coffee & tea grows.


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