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Creative Fabrica

Creative Fabrica

Legal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

We're Creative Fabrica, a fast scaling tech start-up from Amsterdam.

Our mission

Enable creativity by giving access to everything related to the creative process: inspiration, learning, creating and sharing. The ‘Creative Inspiration Flywheel’

This creates a self-sustaining community that lives within the Creative Fabrica ecosystem.

About the platform

We launched in 2016 as a marketplace for fonts with a subscription service. In the last 8 years we have been through tremendous growth, and we're just getting started!

We have scaled to 40 million+ monthly page views, over 20 million listed products and 20000+ active designers.

Our focus is to create a platform for designers that enables them to offer exceptional high-quality content. We make their products searchable in unique ways. This allows our customers to speed up their workflow, allowing them to focus on what they love most: Creating.

As General Counsel, you are at the forefront of navigating our company’s legal landscape, playing a crucial role in shaping and safeguarding our future. Your responsibilities span across a diverse array of legal fields, from corporate governance and risk management to contract negotiations and intellectual property protection.

You will work closely with senior leadership and various departments, providing strategic legal guidance that aligns with our overall business objectives. Your expertise will be vital in steering the company through complex legal challenges, ensuring compliance with evolving regulations, and fostering ethical practices across all operations.

Your role involves not only managing and mitigating legal risks but also proactively creating frameworks that support the company’s growth and innovation initiatives. By overseeing all legal aspects, you help maintain our reputation and ensure that we continue to operate with integrity and efficiency, driving forward our commitment to excellence and innovation.

Your goal is to empower our business through robust legal strategies and practices, ensuring we remain ahead of the curve in a competitive and dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:

Legal Strategy and Compliance

  • Develop and implement legal strategies that align with the company's business goals, particularly as they pertain to the marketplace's operations across different EU jurisdictions.
  • Ensure compliance with EU regulations and laws, including those specific to e-commerce, data protection (GDPR), consumer protection, and labor laws.
  • Stay updated with changes in regulations that affect the marketplace and adapt strategies accordingly.

Fraud Team

  • The Fraud Team Lead and Legal Support Specialist will report to you. Her team is responsible for multiple fraud procedures on the platform in terms of copyright, credit card fraud, and stolen content.

Contract Management

  • Oversee the drafting, reviewing, and negotiation of contracts with suppliers, partners, customers, and employees.
  • Ensure that all contractual relationships comply with EU laws and protect the company's interests.

Risk Management

  • Identify legal risks and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Manage litigation risks by overseeing any disputes or legal challenges that the company might face.

Intellectual Property + AI

  • Manage the company's intellectual property rights, ensuring they are properly registered and defended.
  • Advise on intellectual property strategy concerning new products or services launched on the marketplace.

Corporate Governance

  • Advise on corporate governance practices.
  • Ensure that the company's corporate affairs comply with legal norms and best practices.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of board meetings and shareholder meetings.

Data Privacy

  • Oversee compliance with data protection laws, ensuring that customer data is handled securely and in compliance with GDPR.
  • Train staff on data protection best practices and handle any data breaches under legal requirements.

Employment Law

  • Advise on employment laws and manage legal aspects of human resources.
  • Handle employment disputes and oversee the drafting of employment contracts and company policies that comply with local laws.

Stakeholder Communication

  • Communicate effectively with other heads of departments to ensure legal considerations are integrated into business processes.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all legal issues within the company.

Your have:

  • Expertise in EU Law: Profound understanding of the legal framework in the EU, especially as it pertains to digital marketplaces.
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking: Ability to analyze complex legal issues and develop strategic solutions.
  • Communication Skills: Strong ability to communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal colleagues and negotiate effectively with third parties.
  • Leadership skills: Capability to lead a team and manage outside legal counsel.

Soft Skills:

  • Communication Skills: Clear and understandable explanations of legal concepts.
  • Negotiation Skills: Strong advocacy balanced with fair relationship management.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Good at building relationships and mediating disputes.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Quick and effective solution-finding.
  • Leadership and Management: Ability to inspire and manage a team.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: Quick adjustment to changes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ethical Judgment and Integrity: High ethical standards and integrity in compliance and governance.
  • Strategic Thinking: Aligning legal strategies with business goals.

Nice to have:

  • Tech Savvy: Familiarity with tech industry standards and regulations.
  • International Law Experience: Knowledge of global legal practices and compliance.
  • Data Privacy Knowledge: Understanding of data protection laws.
  • Training Skills: Ability to develop and lead legal training programs for other employees.

Is this you?

Get in touch! We'd love to speak to you.

You can apply by clicking the "Apply now" button.

Creative Fabrica is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.