Legal Counsel

Blue Bottle Coffee, Shanghai

Coffee Roaster - Brewers, Subscriptions & Brewing Guides

Duration: Full-Time

Blue Bottle Coffee is a passionate and growing team of hundreds around the world, united by the simple purpose of connecting the world to delicious coffee. We roast on four coasts, make delicious drinks, clean up after ourselves, bake cookies, and say please and thank you. We’re an impossibly eclectic group of coffee experts, artists, writers, sensory scientists, bakers, designers, and all-around dreamers, who also happen to be some of the most hard-working and talented in the business. Join us!
About the job
As the Legal Counsel for Blue Bottle Coffee Greater China, you will partner with internal clients to drive business growth and success. You need to closely engage with business to identify potential risks, provide legal guidance, support functions to achieve objectives, and drive Blue Bottle Coffee success in Greater China.

This position will be based in Shanghai, China.

You Will

  • Work closely with internal functions, global teams, parent company and external law firms to support Blue Bottle Coffee business operations in the Greater China Region
  • Identify potential legal risks and provide legal advice, and counsel on legal compliance to cross-functional teams
  • Ensure our company complies with local regulations in the Greater China Region
  • Draft and review contracts, company policies and procedures, and support negotiations as needed
  • Manage external law firms to ensure projects are delivered on time
  • Support issue and crisis management that relate to guests, employees and government inquiries
  • Develop standards and processes to ensure consistent and efficient delivery of legal services
  • Provide strategic counseling to business leaders by monitoring the changes and developments in the legal environment in Greater China
  • Handle litigation, investigation, and other critical tasks as may be assigned

You Are

  • Able to work independently and self-start
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and prioritize
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Strong negotiation skills and business acuity
  • Sensitive and fast learner on the changes and developments of legal area
  • A strategic thinker
  • A business partner to various functions
  • Proficiency in English and Chinese, oral and written

You Have

  • Bachelor degree from a recognized law school or above
  • 10+ years working experience preferably in the legal department of a multinational corporation and a reputable Chinese law firm
  • Good knowledge of the PRC’s legal system, familiarity with Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao’s legal system is a strong plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Qualified to practice law in China; additional overseas qualifications a plus
At Blue Bottle, you will be critical to guests enjoying delicious food and coffee just days after it’s roasted. We aim to provide delightful hospitality to everyone who visits us, in-person or online.
To be considered for employment, please be sure to upload your CV/resume in English.

We cannot wait to meet you!

About Blue Bottle Coffee

About us

Blue Bottle Coffee is a passionate team of hundreds around the world, united by the simple purpose of getting great coffee to everyone who asks for it whether that be in our cafes or at home. Blue Bottle is headquartered in Oakland, CA and have retail and business operations in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.

We roast on three coasts using vintage gear, put it in compostable bags, and get it to our customers within 48 hours. We are baristas, managers, roasters & production specialists, chefs, engineers, designers, analysts, technicians, and more. We craft delicious drinks, treat our guests with the utmost care and respect, bake cookies, clean up after ourselves, get change at the bank, and say please and thank you. We offer the less able our seats on the bus and brush and floss daily. And we want you to join our team, who we believe to be the most talented, kindest, and hardest-working in the business.

Want to learn more about Blue Bottle Coffee? Visit Blue Bottle Coffee's website.