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Head of Legal - Financial Services

Michael Page
Tournai, Hainaut
Date de clôture
24 juin 2024

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Banques / Services financiers, Banques et services financiers généraux
Type de contrat
Temps de travail
Temps plein
Niveau d'expérience
5 à 10 ans d'expérience

Détails de l'offre

We are looking for a Head of Legal for a company located in Tournai.

Client Details

Our client is a reputable financial services company specialising in consumer credit and insurance solutions. With a strong presence in Belgium, our client is known for its commitment to providing accessible and innovative financial products tailored to customer needs.

Our client is present in 9 countries in Europe : France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia.

In Belgium, they are today counting 400 employees.


You will report to the HR & Legal Director and will lead a team of 9 team members : 3 Legal Counsels and 6 Risk Management specialists.

On managerial level, following skills and responsibilities are required to enhance this role to the fullest :

  • Being able to listen, involve each team member in decision-making, address sensitive issues while organising collective sharing moments;
  • Encouraging responsibility and initiative-taking among your team members and providing constructive feedback;
  • Uncovering your teams' talents, collectively contributing to business development, allowing them to evolve in their assigned tasks, and ensuring they enjoy their work every day;
  • Your cross-functional role requires close collaboration with various business units.
  • Translating and coordinating the company's strategy derived from the Business Execution Plan (BEP) into concrete actions for your department, respecting the company's values.
  • Ensuring the performance of your department meets predefined objectives.
  • Demonstrating managerial courage by providing positive or negative feedback when necessary.
  • Ensuring compliance with industry policies and procedures.
  • Embodying our values: Autonomous and responsible teamwork / Inclusion of all / Individual development / Fostering a customer-centric culture.

On operational level, you will be expected to :

  • Anticipating legal developments and risks in a rapidly changing environment to ensure adaptation and compliance of our actions and practices - Advising the company in various areas of law, primarily credit and insurance.
  • Conducting legal monitoring, analyzing legislation, case law, legal theory, and commentary, especially in Consumer Credit, Insurance Intermediation, Corporate Law, and Data Protection.
  • Anticipating regulatory changes and overseeing necessary adjustments in company practices: identifying practices subject to legal constraints and contributing to their evaluation, both theoretically and practically.
  • Ensuring the implementation of operational controls (in collaboration with Permanent Control) to ensure continued compliance with practices.
  • Representing the company with professional and public bodies and defending its interests during administrative investigations.
  • Drafting, supervising the drafting, and validating legal documents.
  • Participating in various company committees (Risk Committee, Partners Committee, Insurance Committee).


The future Head of Legal should identify with following points :

  • You hold a Master's degree in Law
  • Between 5 and 10 years of experience in legal role (preferrably in financial sector but not a must).
  • You are a true leader focused on economic results and the well-being of your teams, with experience in team management
  • You have knowledge of Belgian business law, contract law, and ideally consumer credit law.
  • You have a practical approach to legal issues.
  • You possess the ability to synthesize and simplify complex matters easily.
  • You are proactive and responsive.
  • You listen to internal and external clients (lawyers, bailiffs, various entities) and are solution-oriented.
  • You communicate effectively with various stakeholders (internal and external).
  • You demonstrate openness and empathy, cultivating values of trust and respect.
  • You are proficient in both spoken and written French (FR) and Dutch (NL).

Job Offer

Our client has been nominated for the 6th time in a row as Great Place to Work.

In addition to being a human-centered and authentic environment that focuses on professional and personal developement, our client is putting their employees at the very center of their global mission. You will have the chance to work on transversal projects in the company and interact closely with strategic partners.

In terms of package, you will benefit from a competitive gross salary with extralegal advantages such as company car, hospitalization insurance, group insurance, net allowance, bonus, and last but not least 40 vacation days on annual basis. You can work 2 days from home.


At the heart of our business are the thousands of people’s lives we change, the outstanding service we provide to our clients and candidates and the exciting opportunities within our offices all over the world.  We’re proud to set the standard in the recruitment profession – our specialist service with a personal touch is how we change lives for people through creating opportunity to reach potential.

As an employer looking to hire, or a candidate aiming to grow your career, Michael Page offers you a team who understand your market, backed by the resources and expertise of a global network.

We specialise in the following disciplines: Banking & Financial Services - Engineering & Manufacturing – Finance - Healthcare & Life Sciences - Human Resources - Information Technology - Interim Management - Procurement & Supply Chain - Sales & Marketing - Tax & Legal

Together with Page Personnel, Page Executive and Page Outsourcing, Michael Page is part of PageGroup.  We’re confident that our expertise will help you meet your recruitment or job search goals. Get in touch to find out more.

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02/290 97 26
Marsveldplein (Bastion Tower) 5

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