Compliance & Legal Operations Manager | Lotus Bakeries

Headquartered in Belgium, Lotus Bakeries is a dynamic and internationally oriented company operating in the indulgent and natural snacking segment. Lotus has six facilities worldwide, has 21 own sales organisations in Europe, America and Asia and works with commercial partners in approximately fifty countries worldwide. To strengthen its legal team Lotus Bakeries is looking for a Compliance & Legal Operations Manager with at least 5 years of experience in (legal) project management and fluency in English.

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to join an ambitious and driven team with a mix of talents.
  • Working at Lotus Bakeries is working in an environment where passion, team spirit and open dialogue are the main drivers. And of course, on top of that, you can enjoy delicious branded snacks every day.
  • Moreover, it is your opportunity to work for a listed company with headquarters in Belgium, forming part of the Bel20 stock index.
  • Being part of a fast growing, international company, you will get to work in an environment where you’ll be challenged and acquire new insights daily. You will also have ample opportunity for further personal and professional development through in-house and external trainings and workshops.
  • An attractive remuneration package complemented by fringe benefits.

What your future may hold

As Compliance & Legal Operations Manager you will:

  • Take a leading role in the set-up and follow-up of projects that improve Lotus’ global compliance program, including topics regarding anti-bribery, fraud, antitrust, data protection & security, ethical standards, governance, whisteblowing,
  • Transform identified compliance risks into effective compliance strategies and policies
  • Develop training modules and deliver training to local management and employees across all Group entities.
  • Develop and put into action a compliance reporting plan for addressing breaches of compliance policies and guidelines.
  • As a central Data Protection specialist, your responsibilities include establishing processes and continuously monitoring program outcomes with respect to GDPR.
  • Remain up-to-date with international laws, regulations, and guidelines in order to effectively carry out the tasks mentioned, ensuring the compliance framework stays current.
  • From a legal operations point of view, you continuously improve the legal functions in the business, leading improvement projects and the implementation of legal technology tools.

Your skillset

  • A Master’s degree in Law
  • A substantial track record in Compliance within a global context (min. 5 years).
  • Strong Project Management skills, enabling you to lead complex Compliance projects involving various internal and external stakeholders and ensuring excellent execution.
  • Expertise in data protection and affinity with legal technology tools. Experience with competition law, fraud and ethical business conduct is a plus.
  • Well developed interpersonal competences, allowing you to cultivate connections with stakeholders and heighten awareness among your colleagues concerning compliance risks, policies and procedures.
  • A proactive and analytical approach, coupled with strong organizational and solution-oriented skills.
  • Fluency in English.

Our Client

Lotus Bakeries operates globally in the traditional and natural snacks segment with, among others, the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff, Dinosaurus, Peijnenburg, Annas, Nākd, TREK, BEAR and Kiddylicious brands.

Lotus Bakeries is an internationally oriented enterprise with headquarters in Belgium and production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, South Africa, Thailand and the USA. Lotus Bakeries also owns twenty-one sales organizations in Europe, America and Asia and works with commercial partners in some fifty countries worldwide.

Lotus Bakeries has a company culture where you are able to bring your best to work, are treated fairly, feel included within the organization, and valued for your unique perspectives and contributions.

In 2023, revenue surpassed the 1 billion euro mark for the first time, and since March 2024, the company has been included in the Bel20 index.


Apply immediately via the website or contact Diether Vandenbussche for more information.
Contact Diether by mail: or call +32 477 22 95 52.

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