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About the Division
It takes a high-powered network of internal support professionals to keep Deloitte going strong. The internal services function provides a wide variety of support services to our organisation and people.
Rewarding career opportunities are available in:
· Human resources
· Information technology
· Marketing and Communications
· Financial support services, and much more.
As with all the functions in Deloitte, a core set of competencies is associated with each internal service area. An overall understanding of value-added client service, the experience to work in multifunctional and cross-border teams, strong business acumen, and the instinct to think and act globally are essential for advancement within Internal Client Services.
What impact will you make?
Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.
The position falls within Risk Independence & Legal. The individual will form part of the RIL Legal Commercial team. The RIL Legal Commercial team is responsible for the oversight and governance of contracting and transactions for Deloitte Africa and is responsible in assisting in the risk management strategy of the firm by using contracting as a risk mitigation tool.
Among other things, this individual will be required to:
Assist with providing internal legal support & advice
Review and draft contracts
Assist with the development, maintenance and roll out of contracting templates
Assist with the development, maintenance and roll out of contracting polices and guidance documents
Assist with the risk mitigation strategy of the firm
Assist the Vault Administrator as and when required
Assist with the maintenance of the RIL Legal Commercial intranet site
Assist with transactions that the firm is involved in (Mergers, Acquisitions, buy outs, etc.)
Assist in determining new and improved ways of providing legal contracting support and contract management to the firm, including through the use of technology
Contribute toward the achievement of Deloitte global standards
Assist with DocuSign as the team responsible for the technology
5 years’ post qualification experience as an in-house legal advisor, preferably at a professional services firm, or at a law firm
Experience in commercial law & contracting
Experience in contract management
Demonstrated capability in interaction at all levels
Experience in drafting and delivering contracts, presentations, and training
Must be able to work in a flexible working environment:
Must be able to self-start, self-manage and be eager to assist
Available when required – must continuously check in with team leader
Although the work environment and working times are flexible, must meet deadlines and be available for any urgent requests that may arise
Must be trustworthy and available when required by team leader
Attention to detail
Good administrative skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Good interpersonal and relationship building skills
Mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
Strong internal client delivery focus
Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
Focus on quality and risk
Problem solving ability
Good business acumen
The role requires someone with confidence and “gravitas” that will seek out engagement and interaction with all levels of the organization and leadership, and who displays a hands on “can do” approach.
Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities
Living our Purpose - Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life
Influence - Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders
Performance drive - Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results
Strategic direction - Understands strategic objectives of Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities
Talent development - Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador
The list of tasks / duties and responsibilities contained in this document is not necessarily exhaustive. Deloitte may ask the employee to carry out additional duties or responsibilities, which may fall reasonably within the ambit of the role profile, depending on operational requirements.
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