British American Tobacco Job for a Corporate Counsel

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Corporate Counsel
Job Number: 20281BR
Location: Lagos
Appointment type: Permanent
Essential Requirements:
  • A lawyer with professional legal qualifications and practical commercial legal experience of not less than 8 (eight) years.
  • Ability to manage and direct external lawyers and consultants.
  • Ability to organise, prepare and deliver PowerPoint presentations
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Ability to formulate, advise on and implement legal strategy within a multinational business context
  • Working knowledge of commercial law, company law and company secretarial management, finance, tax, employment law
  • Good commercial judgment; ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision;

Job Purpose and Key Deliverables
  • British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Counsel to join our team in Lagos.
  • Reporting to the Area Head of Litigation and Regulation, the job holder will provide operational and strategic legal support to the BAT business, covering commercial transactions, finance matters, company secretarial matters, contract management, legal compliance, risk management, dispute resolution, employment law, intellectual property management, and records management
Desirable Requirements:
Legal skills must be complemented by related management skills / business knowledge to:
  • Handle the complete range of business issues
  • Assess and respond to priorities
  • Advanced communication skills, including excellent writing skills and the ability to create and present power point presentations to top management
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Ability to work well as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional team.
  • Inspire sufficient confidence in management / contribute to the realisation of business objectives.
  • Highly developed business and people management skills.
  • A sound commercial awareness and practical approach
  • Good commercial judgement; ability to understand the aims of the BAT business;

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline  6th February, 2018.

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