Senior Manager – Legal (m/f/d)

Date posted: 21. October 2022
Location: Vienna

Position Summary

HOOKIPA is looking for a Senior Manager - Legal to manage the legal affairs of the company in Austria. The Senior Manager - Legal shall be responsible for all contract negotiations relating to the Austrian entity, and shall provide legal advice to management and employees on ad-hoc legal matters. Further responsibilities are described below. The ideal candidate has strong organizational and prioritization skills, several years of working experience in the legal industry and is familiar with handling confidential or sensitive information.

Main Responsibilities

As the main legal contact in Vienna, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day legal matters of the Austrian company reporting to the General Counsel. This includes:

  • Negotiating and managing contracts of all manners, from confidentiality agreements to master services agreements and collaboration agreements;
  • providing ad hoc advice to the company on a variety of legal matters;
  • effectively liaising with outside counsel as and when needed;
  • assisting in ensuring compliance with the policies of the company, including data protection and SEC requirements;
  • undertaking all corporate secretary tasks relating to the Board of Directors;
  • acting as a sparring partner for management on key legal topics


  • At least 3-5 years of experience in the legal profession, ideally in a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and reprioritize quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to quickly review and analyze correspondence to determine actions due and applicable deadlines
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English and German
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Comfort and familiarity with handling confidential information

What we offer

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate employees
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • An excellent working atmosphere
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Employee benefits such as health screening, public transportation card, Sodexo pass
  • Working in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Etc.

We are required by Austrian law to post a minimum salary. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is EUR 4.828,- based on fulltime (40 hours per week); depending on experience and qualification salary can be negotiated. In addition, we offer a performance-related bonus payment and participation in our stock option compensation program.

Starting date: 01.01.2023 / as soon as possible


If you (m/f/d) are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including a cover letter (summarizing your qualification and experiences) as well as your credentials to:

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