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Legal Counsel in a Multinational FMCG Company

Adker – Our client, a multinational FMCG Company based in Lagos is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Counsel

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Legal Counsel role will assist and support the Senior Legal Counsel in legal drafting, legal negotiation and management of contract documents for all company operations.
  • This role will work closely with and support multiple members of the Legal, Commercial, Procurement, Industrial, Finance/Treasury, Project Management, Logistics team among others.

Qualifications

  • B.L, LL.B from a reputable institution
  • Minimum of 5 years post-bar work experience with at least 3 years in a top-tier commercial law firm.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in handling regulatory matters
  • Analytical and research skills required.
  • Experience negotiating commercial and complex contracts
  • Demonstrate ability to handle and close commercial and legal negotiations.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, fluid and collegian corporate culture
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, business results driven environment
  • Ability to draft and close commercial agreements with minimal support from senior staff
  • Ability to think and decide quickly and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to prioritize with excellent time management skills’

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop standard templates for contracts, including payment terms, general terms and conditions.
  • Review, revise and update Contract Drafting and Execution Policies to align with the the organization Standards/Policies.
  • Review, mark-up/draft (from scratch), negotiate and close commercial/procurement contracts, including master service agreements, Engineering, Procurement & Construction Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements etc.
  • Oversee Drafting, negotiating contractual terms with third party suppliers which protect the Company from a commercial and contractual perspective including strategy, risk and mitigation analysis, internal reviews and liaison with all subject matter experts in their various disciplines.
  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into the company’s transactions.
  • Educate company’s executives as regards legal and risk management issues with regards Contract Documents.
  • Structure third party transactions to be most advantageous to the company from a legal and business perspective.
  • Counsel, advise, and consult company executives based on the accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity.
  • Be responsible for updating, managing and utilizing the Document Management System- the documentation execution process registry for all contracts across the business.
  • Provide practical, business-oriented legal/commercial contract advice to internal clients.
  • Apply innovative problem-solving skills and practical business judgment to minimize risks.
  • Collaborate with and facilitate cross-team decision making among legal, finance and other teams within the business.
  • Develop, assess and negotiate contracts on non-disclosure, consulting, service, consignments, terms and conditions and commercial documents.
  • Ensure consistency of contract terms with company policies and goals.
  • Expedite and review contracts from company’s suppliers, customers and parties.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by our client

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