Interim Legal Counsel
Location: Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re a passionate legal counsel, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our scale-up environment. 


🥜 In a nutshell

Picnic is growing rapidly and dealing with broader, more complex challenges every day. We are looking for an interim legal counsel to help us scale our growth in Germany. You will work mainly with the German team located in our Düsseldorf offices. Your main focus will be on commercial lease contracts and labor law, but you will also deal with a broad range of other legal topics.
We are looking for someone who is structured, self-starting, pragmatic and responsible. You may be working either from Picnic’s German (Dusseldorf) or Dutch (Amsterdam) offices or remotely, with travelling to these offices occasionally. The assignment would be from 1 March until at least 1 June 2023 for at least 3 days a week (ideally 4 or 5).


🎯 What you’ll do

  • Be the backbone of our German expansion by supporting on negotiations of commercial lease agreements and employment law matters
  • In addition, you will deal with a variety of other business contracts and legal topics arising over the course of projects, day-to-day legal questions and disputes across all topics
  • Provide hands-on and pragmatic legal support to the different areas of the business


About you

  • Degree in German Law
  • 4 - 8 years of relevant professional experience as a lawyer with a medium-sized or large law firm and/or in-house
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and project management skills
  • Proactive and hands-on mentality
  • Flexible and structured way of working
  • A pragmatic and commercial approach to legal matters
  • Able to work independently as well as under supervision of legal counsels
  • Language skills: German native (speaking and writing) and proficiency in English


📖 Picnic Perks

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. 

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Do you want to be part of this exciting company? Apply now! 


We care about your health and wellbeing. As such, we currently support online interviews and remote onboarding (learn more about the process here).

Commitment to equal opportunities 

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves.

Our recruitment process

Phone screening


Closing interview


Apply now!