Senior Legal Counsel, Employment Law

Helsinki, Finland

Are you an experienced legal professional seeking a challenging role within employment legal? Does being part of one of Europe’s fastest growing companies excite you? If this sounds like you, then read further!

Role background

Wolt is originally a Finnish technology company and we’re best known for our food delivery platform. Just three years ago, Wolt operated in 4 countries and 10 cities across the Nordics. Fast forward to today, we’re in 23 countries with over 5,000 employees. Today we operate in 210+ cities, servicing over 15M registered users, and we’ve expanded our platform beyond food delivery into categories such as cosmetics, flowers, toys, electronics, books and even running our own grocery stores called Wolt Market. We are rapidly expanding our business, and our vision is to offer everything our customers need, to their door, in 30min or less.

We’re now looking for a versatile and experienced employment law professional to own our day-to-day employment legal matters across countries, different business functions and multiple employee groups (excluding our courier partner model). We are hoping you to drive the development of our employment practices and the role of our in-house employment support to the next level. 

We’re looking for someone who has the ability to tackle complex employment legal issues across different countries, expansion and business functions. A person who is able to maneuver multiple cases and stakeholders simultaneously, understand core business needs and support our people with the Wolt way of doing things will excel in this role. In this position you get to influence how to improve processes and scale our way of working. At the end of the day we are looking for a problem-solver with an entrepreneurial mindset and solution-driven ways of working. Our ideal team member has an ability to be close to our business, is dynamic and proactively gets things done. We also appreciate quick thinking and a can-do attitude of rolling up one's sleeves, no matter the task or if it is in one's comfort zone or not.

In this role, you will be ideally located in Helsinki where the majority of the legal team is currently based.

What you’ll be doing

  • Being a trusted advisor in all employment legal topics to our People Team, country teams and operational teams across Wolt’s business operations. 
  • Providing employment legal advice on a broad range of employment related matters from day-to-day issues to wider matters such as  diversity, health and safety, employee relations, collective bargaining and HR privacy/data protection. 
  • Providing legal support relating to expansion into new countries and business verticals and transactions, authority/third-party investigations and employment related litigations.
  • Drafting and advising on employment related documents, including templates, guidelines and global policies. 
  • Ensuring compliance with local laws and collective agreements, and managing risk in your area of expertise. 
  • Participate in company level employee relations agenda, and proactively develop HR legal processes and guidelines. This includes advising on statutory co-operation and being the first point of contact for compliance issues around employee relations.
  • Owning our whistleblowing channel from an employment legal point of view including HR privacy. 
  • Leading employment law related compliance projects and partnering closely with our People Team across our markets to advise on compliance and best practices in employment law.

Our humble expectations

  • Extensive legal experience from working as an in-house counsel and/or at a reputable law firm in an international setting. Experience  in managing different jurisdictions is a must.
  • Master of Laws degree from a reputable university in the EU or UK.
  • Proven track record in advising  global stakeholders in complex and significant employment matters. 
  • Ability to take ownership and manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining focus on the right priorities.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are looking for a collaborative team player with a customer focused approach.
  • Passion for detail and an ability to solve real life problems both on strategic and practical level
  • Excellent English skills. Any other language skill, including Finnish, is considered an advantage.

Next steps

If you are excited about working in a high-growth environment, taking ownership, and being part of an extremely ambitious team, then click below to apply and get the conversation going!

What you’ll get by joining us

  • Opportunity to be part of building something exceptional, in an international environment
  • Lots of learning and growth in a globally scaling tech company
  • Competitive salary + stock options available

If you have any further questions about the position, you can turn to:
Katariina Salomäki, Regional Talent Acquisition Partner -

Please note however that we only take applications through the application portal. 


About Wolt

Wolt is a technology company that makes it incredibly easy to discover and get the best restaurants, grocery stores and other local shops delivered to your home or office. Since launching 7 years ago, Wolt has expanded from a restaurant food delivery platform in the Nordics to a leading player in the delivery of everything across EMEA. Wolt works together with tens of thousands of restaurant and retail partners, as well as with over a hundred thousand courier partners across 23 countries and 250+ cities. In November 2021 Wolt and DoorDash announced they are joining forces, and the transaction is expected to close in H1 2022. We continue to expand rapidly and are looking for more talented individuals to join us.

Wolt not only offers great apps to customers and partners, but is also developing a broad range of technologies and solutions. Our apps (iOS and Android) have the industry’s highest reviews, largely because of our customer-centric approach to how we build our products and operations. For example, our customer service team responds in a matter of minutes, in the customer’s own language.  

So, why work at Wolt?
At Wolt, we’re about getting things done.
You’ll probably enjoy it here if you like taking ownership, developing yourself and being around friendly, humble and ambitious people.
We work hard to make cities into better places, and it’s pretty cool seeing us grow every week. If you’re passionate about building things that just… work, Wolt might be for you.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We want to have all sorts of people in our team – people like you and me, and people different from you and me. To be able to work with diverse teammates – when it comes to gender, age, ethnicity, life background, sexual orientation, political views, religion, or any other personal trait – we consciously aim to offer equal opportunity for everyone to work with us. This is because we believe diverse teams make the most thought-through decisions and build things in the most inclusive way.

Join us today to build Wolt together.

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