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Group Legal Counsel Compliance (D2)

Location: Corporate Head Office, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal
Requirements: Proactively engage and partner with the business to better protect the business, maximize value, embed good practices and manage risk, informing the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance prior to making decisions with a high risk for the business • Provide timely, accurate and quality legal advice to the business on all competition, compliance and commercial legal matters – alone, together with the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance, other lawyers in the Illovo or ABF legal teams, or with external lawyers as appropriate • Support the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance in implementing strategic and wider business initiatives, including leading such initiatives • Act as a point of contact for day-to-day competition and compliance legal queries from the business • Proactively seek to raise the profile of competition and compliance issues • Review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements • Analyse objectives/plans, make judgements and recommendations • Provide advice regarding dealings with regulators and government officials in relation to legal compliance matters • Decide and advise on, negotiate and manage any disputes or claims that may arise from time to time • Instruct and manage external legal advisors, ensuring cost-effective commercial advice is delivered • Prepare presentations for training purposes, and train individuals and groups within the business on legal procedures and other legal and compliance issues • Assist in the development of precedents so as to facilitate the use of appropriate contracts throughout the business • Support the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance in managing the conduct of legal compliance investigations • Meet regularly with the Chief Risk Officer to be kept up-to-date with the implementation of competition and ABC compliance controls and issues arising • Contribute to the wider Illovo and ABF legal teams, including sharing experience, know-how and developing training and precedents • Regularly review and monitor legislation changes, and keep up-to-date with developments in relevant areas of expertise
Description: Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Group Legal Counsel: Compliance in the Group Legal & Company Secretary team, based at the Group Head Office in Ridgeside, Umhlanga. Reporting to the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition & Compliance, the successful incumbent will be responsible for partnering with the business to provide legal advice and services that promote growth while identifying legal risk and mitigation actions.

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