Food vacatures

wie? Ahold Europe
waar? Zaandam

Ahold Europe

Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with strong local consumer brands in Europe and the United States. Our organization is selling great food – and supermarkets are our core business. We also operate other formats and channels so that our customers can shop whenever and wherever is most convenient for them. We provide our customers with the best possible value, assortment and shopping experience. We are able to do this because we have great associates who love what they do and are good at it. The relationships they build with our customers are an important part of why they keep coming back to shop with us.

For Albert Heijn Legal in the Zaandam office we are looking for a Legal Counsel IT / Contracting. The legal professionals of the Albert Heijn Legal department in Zaandam play an important role in safeguarding the company from (legal) risks and providing legal services to its business activities. The department has two teams: HR/Real Estate and Business Law (Sourcing, Franchise, IT, Privacy, E-commerce, IP, Competition Law, Commercial Agreements, Media and Marketing). The Legal Counsel IT / Contracting provides legal services to operating companies of Ahold in the areas of IT / sourcing and commercial contracts, amongst which franchise.

We offer you a challenging job in a dynamic working environment in the food retail industry. We offer good employment conditions and interesting opportunities for personal development.


Being a Legal Counsel IT / Contracting at Ahold means that you are a legal professional who:

  • has a university degree in law and has approximately 5 to 6 years of experience in a similar position or in an (internationally) oriented law firm; 
  • can operate in the areas of IT / sourcing and commercial contracts (amongst which franchise);
  • knows how to independently advise management, facilitate colleagues throughout the group and manage outside legal counsel;
  • takes ownership, is analytical and creates a synergy between legal and business aspects; 
  • is a flexible and interdisciplinary team player who works structured and organized;
  • is communicative, persuasive and result oriented;
  • masters the Dutch and English languages fluently orally and in writing.
  • knowledge of privacy laws and competition laws is considered an advantage.

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