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Corporate Legal Counsel
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Corporate Legal Counsel Duties Partner with the appropriate business unit to provide commercial and legal support within the region. Empower the Pre-sales and Bid proposal management teams with RFP reviews and responses and guide them through the various RFP processes. Undertake contract drafting, review and negotiate as required with a lead role in the organisation. Build a thorough understanding of client businesses by developing the ability to constantly support decisions as well as and by building and maintaining long-term relationships in a proactive way. Provide clear and practical guidance to the business working to ensure compliance of the Region with regional and Group policies and processes, applicable legislation including regulations, directives and customer policies as well as developing appropriate polices to support compliance. Work closely with the supply partnering/outsourcing functions to structure, negotiate and document sound commercial partnering contracts, MOU's, multi- party, cross border, or commercial ventures including teaming agreements, etc. Manage key contractual documents including drafting (or refreshing) templates and other such relevant documentation as appropriate. Ensure all dimensions of proposed contracts are completed and reviewed (and approvals obtained) regarding appropriate mitigation of regional, corporate and contract risk, pricing and margin contribution, technical risk and commercial terms. Provide commercial expertise, legal advice and support on business opportunities arising within the region as required. Provide contract administration and management support as required from time to time which may include registering of contracts, contract review and management with business owners including facilities and procurement teams. Maintain legal registers and register approvals. Work with other functional areas to develop, establish and implement improvements to ensure legal and corporate governance compliance on a regional and global level. Crete and implement policies to improve efficiencies. Develop and conduct in-house legal and compliance trainings for staff and partners. Prepare board papers as required for corporate and board approval. Contribute to commercial policy and process. Work cross functionally to provide commercial support to teams in TAM and globally as directed by the Legal and Compliance Director from time to time - such support may include legal and commercial advice, negotiation support, drafting of legal terms and conditions, review of documentation.. Work independently on projects within the Group as may be required from time to time including providing support for sales opportunities for the New Zealand, TEMA and Australia. Participate and contribute as a member of the Legal and Commercial Team. Provide sounds legal advice which considers the commercial drivers of the Group and the region that is being supported. Support the business in the negotiation of disputes and act as a liaison with outside counsel for the management of litigation. Prepare, review and negotiate non-disclosure agreements. In accordance with the Group policies, comply with Bid and Contract Review procedure, Supplier Assessments and Supply Partnering Framework used for the qualification and negotiation of commercial contracts. Prepare commercial / legal responses to tenders and RFPs. Work with related teams within the companyto ensure a cohesive end to end supply chain. This may include preparing teaming agreements, MOUs, sub-contracts and back to back terms, confirming scope of supply and roles and responsibilities in relation to sales opportunities. Ensure that there is clarity and completeness in respect of bid offering and bid process; the scope of supply; and that there are appropriate commercial terms and conditions. Negotiate contracts with clients, suppliers and partners, escalating issues as needed and prepare contract summaries for completed contracts for approval by management in accordance with Group Approval Levels. Ensure that procedures are in place to review and manage completed contracts. Ensure that proper process is implemented for contract variations, price indexation adjustments and the like. Record completed contracts, maintain and improve group contract register. Working towards 100% contract inclusion. Undertake some administrative support of a commercial nature. Review, refine, improve and rationalise templates and documentation. Pro-actively support the supply partnering, facilities management and HR functions with commercial advice on opportunities, initiatives and contracts. Work cross-functionally to undertake supply partner reviews including providing risk reviews of suppliers, monitoring and compliance reports as required by group policy for ISO27001 compliance. Prepared to undertake development opportunities and able to deputize for Legal and Commercial Director.

Qualifications: Bachelors of Law. Should have 5+ years experience in a similar role (will consider less or more for the right candidate); In-house environment will be viewed favorably. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Advanced windows applications skills. Skilled in negotiation. Skilled in commercial risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Bilingual candidates will be viewed favorably.
 
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