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Senior Manager, Legal

Closing: Jun 7, 2024

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Published: May 23, 2024 (28 days ago)

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Requirements
  • A substantial amount of legal and leadership experience with a minimum of ten years of experience practising law with five of those years spent in a management or leadership role
  • Ability to identify and analyse complex issues/problems in management areas, recommend and implement solutions
  • Ability to manage office functions economically and efficiently
  • Good interpersonal relations and communications.
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Business experience is an added advantage
  • Displays excellent supervisory and leadership skills
  • Can evaluate and weigh all legal aspects and/or situations, and provide sound solutions to protect the business's legal rights
  • Administration of the corporate secretariat
  • Corporate governance, risk and control
  • Managing stakeholder relations
  • Crisis management
  • Ethics and compliance.
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Requirements
  • A substantial amount of legal and leadership experience with a minimum of ten years of experience practising law with five of those years spent in a management or leadership role
  • Ability to identify and analyse complex issues/problems in management areas, recommend and implement solutions
  • Ability to manage office functions economically and efficiently
  • Good interpersonal relations and communications.
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Business experience is an added advantage
  • Displays excellent supervisory and leadership skills
  • Can evaluate and weigh all legal aspects and/or situations, and provide sound solutions to protect the business's legal rights
  • Administration of the corporate secretariat
  • Corporate governance, risk and control
  • Managing stakeholder relations
  • Crisis management
  • Ethics and compliance.
  • As the Head of Legal at Cellulant, you will play a pivotal role in our senior management team. This position is instrumental in bolstering a culture of strict compliance, by continuously updating our Risk Compliance Officer (GCRCO), executive board, and other management tiers on all relevant existing and emerging legislation and regulations, ensuring their relevance and applicability to Cellulant.
  • A significant facet of this role encompasses supervising legal operations within Cellulant. This will involve delegating duties to a proficient team of legal experts and other personnel to assure adherence to laws and regulations in daily operations.
  • As the Head of Legal, you will serve as the key advisor to our board of directors, CEO, and Cellulant's executive team on all legal concerns. Your expert advice will shape a comprehensive and efficient legal framework, thereby enabling Cellulant to conduct business seamlessly and lawfully in all markets in which we operate.

Your core responsibilities in this role will include the following:

  • We strive to keep things simple yet connected, so expect to be stretched and challenged to work outside of your comfort zone and core tasks from time to time.
  • As the Head of Legal, your responsibilities will be as follows:
  • Provide expert advice on various laws, regulations, and standards applicable in different jurisdictions, including international directives impacting the business.
  • Assist in interpreting laws and regulations to facilitate the design of compliant business strategies.
  • Implement crucial legal and compliance processes, including the drafting, negotiation, and review of commercial and other agreements.
  • Prepare and safeguard the business interests in commercial contracts, courts of law, and other dispute resolution platforms when necessary.
  • Educate Cellulant's staff and leadership on legal implications, regulatory requirements, and the potential risks of non-compliance.
  • Help the business comprehend risks and opportunities presented by new and forthcoming laws and regulations.
  • Supervise the delivery of legal services and resources to achieve corporate objectives, strategies, and priorities.
  • Maintain effective corporate relations with relevant local, state, federal, regional, and international bodies, ensuring Cellulant remains current with the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
  • Oversee Group Board Governance operations, including board meetings and Annual General Meetings (AGMs).
  • Provide secretarial services for Executive Committee meetings as scheduled.
  • Provide ad-hoc legal advice to the business on diverse matters, such as employment issues.
  • Supervise the management of relations with external legal counsel and monitor all ongoing cases and disputes before courts and tribunals.
  • Manage budgetary considerations for the Legal team.
  • Oversee the Legal function ensuring a smooth operation.
  • To be successful in this role, it will be to your advantage to have some of the following knowledge and experience:

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