Legal Counsel IT

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Legal Counsel IT

  • Zaandam
  • Master
  • Legal & Public Affairs
  • Master
  • Global Support Office
  • The Netherlands
  • To be courageous
  • To live wholeheartedly
  • To keep growing
  • Goede analytische skills
  • Oog voor detail
  • Sterke tech skills
  • Huge Impact
  • Work with fun and smart colleagues
  • (Inter)national growth opportunities

How you can
make a difference

Hi, we are Ahold Delhaize, a global family of caring brands
Helping people eat well, save time, and live better. That is what Ahold Delhaize (55m weekly customers, 413k colleagues) stands for. As one of the world's largest and most forward-thinking food retail groups, our global family of local brands creates inspiring shopping experiences. Whether people shop at brick-and-mortars, prefer quick pick-ups, or opt for the convenience of ordering online, Ahold Delhaize delivers. 


We are growing our business quickly but responsibly. We advocate and accelerate sustainable retailing, responsible sourcing, supporting local communities, and helping customers make healthier choices in a world in transition. That requires the courage and wholeheartedness to have convictions and stand up for what we believe in. It also takes a growth-hacking mindset: tomorrow's opportunities call for tomorrow's skills. But most of all, it requires us to be there for the people and communities we serve. #daretocare
Dive wholeheartedly into these key responsibilities: 

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various IT-related agreements such as software and technology licensing, master services, statements of work, cloud technology, cloud hosting, data colocation, SaaS, resellers, and professional services 
  • Collaborate both independently and within our IT Legal team to support Ahold Delhaize's digital initiatives
  • Offer expert legal counsel on IT law topics, encompassing cybersecurity, contract law, open source software, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property, ensuring that our IT operations adhere to the latest regulatory standards
  • Keep abreast of developments in IT law and industry trends


As Legal Counsel IT at Ahold Delhaize, you assume end-to-end responsibility for all legal work supporting various strategic endeavours in our Information technology domains. Your role involves offering precise legal counsel that aligns with the perspectives of both internal and external stakeholders, while keeping Ahold Delhaize's technology strategy at the forefront of your considerations.


The role of Legal Counsel IT revolves around the legal aspects of the information technologies we use and procure for our Global organisation. This means you'll navigate the intricate legal landscape of technology agreements. As a large part of your role, you will take point in crafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts and safeguarding the company's interests in the dynamic world of information technology. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in sustaining Ahold Delhaize's technological advancements and strategic partnerships. 


This position is part of the Global Legal and Public Affairs team, comprising legal, public affairs, and asset protection experts with a broad focus and proficient experience. Working in this team, you will substantially broaden your horizon and deepen your impact. Being open and caring about the team, you will thrive in a supportive and fun working environment. As our new Legal Counsel IT, you will report directly to the Direct IT Legal Counsel while working closely with two other IT Legal Counsels, all collaborative, hard-working, and fun colleagues. Do you #daretocare with us?  

We welcome caring colleagues who: 

  • Possess A Master's degree in law from a Dutch university, along with a minimum of 4 years of experience in legal roles within leading multinational companies and/or law firms
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in IT and contract law, combined with excellent drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Are capable to bring IT deals to closure through proactive and solution-oriented approaches.
  • Can bridge the gap between business needs and legal requirements by collaborating with the IT Department, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Finance, our Digital Strategy Teams, and other stakeholders
  • Have a structured approach to tasks and deadlines, maintaining composure even while managing multiple tasks
  • Possess a natural curiosity, an aptitude for technology, and strong analytical skills
  • Exhibit proficiency in both spoken and written Dutch and English


At Ahold Delhaize and our local brands, we define diversity broadly, seeing it as inclusive of thoughts and skills, generational differences, LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disabilities, nationalities and more, and we accept all people for who they are. 

This is how you keep growing 
Ahold Delhaize is growing enthusiastically, but sustainably. If we can grow while having a more positive impact on people or our planet, we're going for it. We encourage all of our 413,000 colleagues to share this attitude on a personal level, so opportunities to master new skills and expand your capabilities are a given. And because we're a global family of brands, finding your next challenge comes (almost) as naturally as calling an actual relative. We #daretocare for our people at all levels.


What that translates to in this role?

  • An attractive annual salary, including rewarding bonuses, plus a first-rate pension plan with a personal contribution of just 4.7%
  • The development and career prospects you associate with a global player: best-in-class coaching, well-constructed growth paths and international, cross-brand career options
  • 20 vacation days, supplemented by a personal budget: take an additional 12.5 days off, opt for discounts, or simply take the cash
  • Flexible working hours: We foster a vibrant culture by balancing in-person connections and cross-functional collaboration. Therefore, we ask you to ensure you spend at least 50% of your working time each month at the office
  • A laptop and a smartphone
  • NS business card and discounts on health insurance and groceries
  • The chance to drive meaningful change – healthy, affordable, sustainably produced food matters – on a truly global scale 
  • Membership in a diverse community that wholeheartedly embraces courage, inspires growth, and dares to care


Dare to care and grow with us? 
We look forward to teaming up! Virtually and at your home away from home: our vibrant HQ, right next to Zaandam station. Want to know more before you hit the Apply button? Michel Spiering (Talent Acquisition Partner) will gladly talk you through the position at 

matters to us?

Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. Together, we help people eat well, save time and live better – it’s how we make a difference. And we do it because we care: for our customers, our people and the world around us.

Be courageous

"I realized how much impact you can truly have as an individual, working for such a huge international company.”

Live wholeheartedly 

“The support this company has always offered means the world to me."

Keep growing

“I feel the freedom to show initiative, propose changes and try new things. Having that freedom gave me wings to fly.”

What our selection
process looks like?



Share your enthusiasm for Ahold Delhaize or of our great local brands — explain why do you want to work for us and how you can add value. Your goal is to engage the hiring manager and to get them thinking about you as a potential new hire. Give it your all!


Job interview(s)

After you have been selected and depending on the role, you will be invited for one or more job interviews. The job interview, which is a two way conversation, will take place online (via Teams) or at the office. You will be informed by the recruiter. This is your moment to shine (but you always do ofcourse)


Online Assessment

When both parties would like to continue the conversation you will be invited for an online assessement, also known as pre-employment tests. The purpose of the test is helping hiring manager determine whether a candidate has the skills, work style, knowlegde of personality to succeed in a the role. 


Job Offer

We are thrilled to get you onboard and would like to offer you the job. In this phase we start the conversation about the details which comes with the job, such as compensation, benefits and other contract details. 


Welcome the Ahold Delhaize family

We do our utmost for you to feel at home, heard and valued and encourage you to be courageous, live wholehearted and keep growing. Therefore, we start the (pre)onboarding process as soon as you accepted the job offer. This process includes a technical and functional onboarding within Ahold Delhaize or our great familiy of local brands. 

Need help with application or orientation?

Hello, send me a message and I'll be happy to help you

Jamie Plug

Jamie Plug

Talent Acquisition Partner

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