• Assesses legal and regulatory risks affecting the business in South Africa as guided by the Senior Counsel
  • Provides legal advice and opinions, under guidance of General Counsel
  • Ensures legal sign off of documents, as advised by General Counsel, where appropriate or required
  • Provides proactive recommendations regarding possible risk mitigation steps to Business Clients
  • Keeps abreast of legal developments through participation in industry bodies
  • Solicits internal feedback on legal services
  • Reviews, prepares and draft contracts and related legal documentation
  • Evaluates proposed legislation and interprets its impact on business operations in a timely manner once published
  • Communicates implications of new or amended legislation with strategic proposals and recommendations to General Counsel and as advised, relevant stakeholders (BU management, other legal staff, etc.)
  • Provides continuous updates on legal developments in South Africa relevant to business operations
  • Gathers opinions on specific legislative proposals
  • Identifies potential areas of legal risk and vulnerability and develops, implements and monitors corrective action and controls under supervision of General Counsel

QUALIFICATIONS , SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 to 7 years’ post qualification experience in an in house legal department, ideally in the consumer goods sector
  • Strong understanding of key areas of laws
  • Excellent understanding of the law and legal principles necessary to provide legal services to the company
  • Ability to coordinate, facilitate and participate in a collaborative approach as a trusted advisor and solution provider under the supervision of a Senior Counsel
  • Ability to research and formulate concrete legal solutions based on a comprehensive and robust understanding of relevant commercial aspects and an in depth legal analysis to minimize legal risk
  • Ability to drive the completion of legal tasks or assignments adhering to established project management practices
  • Ability to deliver on time and in full, as committed to internal clients and in relation to the management of expectations and relationships
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently identify, gather and research information from online and offline legal and related sources

Desired Skills:

  • Project Management
  • Legal Services
  • Administrative law
  • Legal Issues
  • Legal Advice
  • Contract drafting

Desired Work Experience:

  • More than 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Degree

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