FTC Junior Legal Advisor

The Beverage Company

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

12 MonthsContract

Sep 30

Accountable for performing a variety of legal compliance activities within the legal function in Finance, to protect the organizations reputation and business interests and ensure it complies with all relevant laws and regulations. The incumbent in this role will be responsible for legal advice, drafting and reviewing legal agreements, legal compliance and general legal related administrative tasks within the legal team to enable and drive ethical business conduct.This role supports and reports to the Head of Legal in implementing and managing the regulatory framework in the various jurisdictions of the Group. Job PurposeProvide methodical management of legal work in the company and legal assistance to Business Units to inform the process of ongoing development, implementation and execution of the Legal Framework and Strategy, as aligned to business objectives to facilitate successful business integration and collaboration in conjunction with the Head of Legal. Key Accountabilities and OutputsLegalFacilitate implementation of the Companys legal strategies, policies and approaches to ensure that the Companys long-term sustainability is ensured, by acting as a subject matter expert and legal advisor regarding actual/potential legal risks, as well as provide support to the Head of Legal. Contract negotiation, drafting, vetting and review for legal robustness and compliance to the relevant legislative environments including developing templates and processes.Advising and supporting other departments as may be necessary in respect of their legal requirements. Management of the Companys panel of legal experts including litigation matters with a view to mitigate risk as best possible,Support the design of mitigating solutions that reduce the areas of legal risk, maintain the contract repository, maintain the legal template register database and perform general administrative tasks to support the legal function in this regard.Corporate AffairsGeneral administrative corporate legal work and secretarial work in relation with the companies governance structures (e.g., Executive management committee, administration of Board of Directors, minutes, Company registration, setting up and managing corporate structures etc.).Ethics, compliance and governance services.Drive transformation, the promotion of BBBEEAs a member of the legal team, drive a positive cultural and values driven environment within the legal team and your interaction with business units, compliance and support for social aspects of the business including BBBEE.Monitor and track the progress of BBBEE , report on all and any BBBEE projects together with BBBEE pillar owners. Support Ensure that key strategic legal projects are implemented on time and within budget while working with cross-functional departments involved.Administrative support with the usage, protection and enforcement of Company IP, trademarks and proprietary information in conjunction with companies trademark attorneys and the Head of Legal. General General legal and corporate legal work as may be required from time to time. Keep abreast of changes in law that may affect any aspect of the Companys business. Working with the relevant stakeholders to recommend on acceptable risk levels in the Company. Conversant with relevant business information, policies, processes and proceduresMaintains expected performance standardsWhile Job Descriptions are written up for the purpose of a basic outline of the work and responsibilities associated with the Job, the Company encourages and expects all employees from time to time, to assist with work that may not be a direct part of their job description

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