Commercial Corporate Counsel

Commercial Corporate Counsel

Job Title: Commercial Corporate Counsel
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 1100000.00
Reference: JN -022017-7603
Job Published: February 09, 2017 07:10

Job Description

The successful individual will be responsible for providing first-class commercial, legal and contractual advice and transactional support.
Key Responsibilities    

•    Provide commercial, contractual and legal advice and direction to negotiate and deliver profitable and commercially effective contracts with the company's customers, partners, distributors, and key suppliers. 
•    Develop commercial strategies with the management of business units/sectors, providing support to the product lines, and monitoring risks. 
•    Provide in-house assistance to MNO and FSP teams 
•    Provide general legal assistance and support to management 
•    Review, analyse draft legal agreements as appropriate (MNO agreements, FSP agreements, loan agreements, MOUs, NDAs, shareholder documents, employment agreements etc.) 
•    Advise and negotiate legal agreements with counterparties 
•    Developing master internal agreements as required (MNO / FSP / marketplace) 
•    Deal with external counsel 
•    Provide support to the company's business by providing local advice in respect of global deals, strategy and product and proposition roll-outs. 
•    Provide leadership in the development of best practice for commercial transactions, including negotiation strategy, risk management, precedents, templates, training material and know-how. 
•    Anticipate legal developments relevant to the business, and providing advice on their impact.
Skills and Competencies    
•    LLB degree and Admission as Attorney
•    At least 15 years’ post-qualification experience, ideally with experience from a top tier law firm or strong in-house environment
•    Demonstrable experience in operating in a cross-border environment
•    Financial services experience / telecoms experience is desirable

Personal aptitude & skills

•    Commercially minded, driven and able to advise on a broad range of legal matters and drive the business forward
•    A sound knowledge and understanding of global markets and legal system
•    Strong, resilient, independent work ethic in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
•    Communication and relationship management: Establish strong working relationship with peers and stakeholders to manage administrative processes.
•    Communicates concisely and clearly in oral and written forms.
•    Attention to detail, problem-solving
•    Highly flexible, adaptable, and able to manage pressure in a constantly changing environment
•    Ability to work in an open-plan office environment
•    Willingness to learn, openness to new challenges
•    Team-player, friendly, able to manage diversity within the team
•    Meticulous, impeccable level of attention to detail 
•    Ability to initiate projects and tasks
•    High level of integrity, trustworthiness and loyalty
•    High proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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