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Employment Counsel

Department: Legal

Location: Hilversum

Req#: 4594

We are looking for an attorney to join our EMEA/EEM legal team. Your responsibilities will be divided between supporting the Sonos legal team’s work on European HR-related matters and commercial matters related to our go-to-market strategies. 
This is a broad role with the ability to help Sonos reach its next level of success. 

You will be highly engaged with the Sonos HR team (both in Europe and worldwide) as well as the local sales and marketing teams in Europe. You will provide partnership opportunities with both the Corporate legal team (located in the EU and U.S.) as well as outside counsel in the European countries where Sonos does business, such as Germany, UK and France. 

You will report to the Global Employment Counsel, who is based in the U.S. Boston office, with a dotted line to the General Counsel for the EMEA/EEM region.
About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. You proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
You'll have experience with, and be able to give guidance on, all of the following subject matter areas:

• Legal aspects of employee performance management, including disciplinary process, performance improvement plans, and terminations.
• Country-specific employee benefits and compensation, bonus plans, and equity grants.
• Leaves of absence, disability accommodation, maternity / paternity leaves and re-integration of employees.
• Use of independent contractors.
• Collection and maintenance of Employee data, including data security.
• Drafting and updating employment-related templates such as employment contracts and separation agreements.
• Familiarity with commercial agreements.
Skills You’ll Need
You will have 3-5 years of experience working on HR/employment law matters as in-house counsel or at a law firm with a desire to learn more about commercial areas of law. You will also have experience with commercial contracts, with a demonstrated ability to balance legal risk and compliance with business objectives. In addition, you will have experience working with or for a U.S. based company. 

• Electronics industry, eCommerce and distribution contract experience is a plus.
• Fluent in English; German, French, Japanese or Mandarin are a plus.
• The ability to navigate a fast-paced environment, and adeptness at making sound decisions and delivering practical advice in ambiguous situations.
• Critical-thinking skills, particularly where local EU laws may present a challenge to U.S. strategic planning and corporate decision-making.
• Effective drafting skills for HR policies, employment agreements, bonus plans and commercial contracts.
• Presence, discretion, and demeanor to be able to handle company trainings and employee investigations.
• Ability to work directly with outside counsel effectively.
• Strength to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
• A “can-do” attitude, a curious mindset, and a sense of humor.
How to Audition
Apply now, and if there's a strong match you'll be invited for a first interview.
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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