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Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate & Commercial
Job purpose and key deliverables
Would you like to work in a dynamic and challenging environment where you will be supported to reach your potential?
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our Legal and External Affairs team and work within our Head Office – Sydney.
In the role of Senior Legal Counsel, your typical daily activities will involve:
Drafting and negotiating general commercial agreements
Providing advice on competition and contract law matters
Advising the business on regulatory and compliance issues
Advising and reviewing intellectual property matters and employment law
Ensuring the business satisfies its corporate governance and compliance (including anti-bribery and corruption) requirements,
Mentoring and managing more junior lawyers in the team
Responsibility for company secretarial duties and information management requirements
Liaising closely with the business and external counsel.
If you are successful, you will receive the following:
Competitive remuneration package including bonus
Above statutory superannuation
Global career pathways
Opportunities for regular Learning and Development training
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BATA is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity at our company.
If the above appeals to you, do not hesitate to apply today.
You should ideally possess the following attributes:
A minimum of 10 years PQE gained in-house or from a respected private practice firm.
Broad ranging commercial (including procurement, IP, privacy, competition and employment law) and corporate experience
Preferably previous experience working for an FMCG company
Strong company secretarial experience
Excellent stakeholder management and leadership skills
Understanding of commercial drivers within large multinationals.
Proven ability to develop strong internal and external relationships and teams and enjoy working in a team environment
Proven judgement and ability to make hard calls as well as ability to manage competing deadlines and stakeholders
Superior and succinct communication skills.
Working at BAT
British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice — whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.
There’s no doubt our industry is controversial — we’re the first to admit that. But rest assured, we take a responsible approach to our trade. In our market, we observe every law and regulation regarding tobacco (in many cases going further through our own voluntary code). Not only that, we treat our Global farmers fairly, invest in the environment and help to sustain local communities.
We also excel at developing our own people into leaders of the future. As a firm with a high-performance culture, we’ll expect a lot from you. But we’ll support you every step of the way to help you deliver. If you’re passionate and ambitious, rapid career progression is a reality here. And because we’re such a large firm (we employ more than 55,000 people worldwide), there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to develop a truly extraordinary career.
British American Tobacco Australia Limited
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