We are looking to recruit a Legal Advisor to work within the Group Legal department of Clicks Group Services. The role will be based at Clicks Head Office in Cape Town and will report to the Legal Executive.
Duties & Responsibilities
JOB PURPOSE: To assess, advise and mitigate the legal, commercial, reputational and regulatory risks and opportunities facing the organisation.
To provide end-to-end support in the day to day commercial operations and assist in the achievement of strategic business objectives and mitigate legal and regulatory risk by drafting and vetting contracts and other commercial documents;
To serve as the legal partner to various Clicks departments by providing legal advice, drafting and negotiating complex trade and support agreements with various supplier counterparties in order to realise the best commercial outcome for Clicks whilst ensuring that its risk is mitigated and managed within accepted level;
To assist the organisation in realising strategic business objectives and mitigating legal and competition law and other regulatory risks by negotiating with counterparties on contracts and other commercial documents to achieve favourable outcomes;
Providing input on legal strategies to internal stakeholders for significant matters impacting the organisation;
Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to obtain relevant information to determine how a legal or operational matter is handled;
Supporting the use and management of the group’s contract drafting and contract management system;
Developing efficiencies and processes within the Legal Department (including supporting the rollout and continued management of the contract management system and preparing standard operating procedures) and broadly within the organisation (by identifying work methods to facilitate the efficient and effective conclusion of agreements, negotiations and resolution of disputes with counterparties;)
Providing and facilitating training; and
Providing trade and non-trade dispute resolution support.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Relevant legal degree
Admitted attorney/advocate at the Bar
General understanding of South African law and how laws are made and enforced
Consumer protection law
Medicines and Related Substances Act
Intellectual property law
5 years post-admission experience working in a law firm, at the Bar or at a top tier corporate