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Senior Legal Advisor

Legal
KwaZulu-Natal

Our client, a global manufacturing company, is looking for a Senior Legal Advisor who will report to the Chief Legal Counsel; providing legal support to the business.
 
Education/Certification Required:
  • Degree in Law
  • Admission as an Attorney  
 
Experience Required:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience practicing at a law firm plus 5 to 7 years in-house legal counsel experience (strong contract drafting, vetting and interpretation skills required)
  • Experience in supply chain and employment law
  • Experienced in MS Office Suite
  • SAP and M-Files Experience advantageous
 
Key Performance Areas:
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks
  • Identify proactive solutions to mitigate risks and enhance current processes and/or create new processes
  • Deal with external parties (such as regulators, external counsel, clients, advocates)
  • Review Supplier Agreements
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and monitor compliance with statutory obligations
  • Legal Research and Presentations
  • Preparing affidavits, legal correspondence and other documents
  • Organizing and maintaining documents in an electronic filing system
  • Drafting, reviewing and scrutinizing general commercial agreements
  • Draft and convey legal opinions on specific legal issues
  • Directing and coordinating law office activity
  • Review and maintain all company standard agreements
  • Participate in the development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on all legal matters
 
Skills and Attributes:
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Out of the box thinker
  • Self-motivated and ability to take initiative
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Commercial thinking
  • Manage and implement various legal department projects and initiatives
  • Excellent organizational skills