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  • Posted: May 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos...
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    Senior Legal Counsel

    The key strategic thrusts to building a world class legal team are Compete & Win (pioneer at the digital frontier through evolution of technology, win with competitive claims and world class IP,); Partner & Protect (through regulation & external engagement, external provider management & embracing risk and providing solutions whilst fostering business integrity) and Talent & Team (developing world class talent, collaborating as one global team, agile, able to simplify and remaining results oriented).

    Main Accountabilities:
    Membership of Leadership Team(s) / Business Partnering

    • Provide legal support across South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.


    • Under the guidance of SLC
    • identify legal risks and helps the business navigate them, providing legally compliant creative solutions which deliver competitive advantage to the business objectives taking into account cost, risk and other consequences.
    • Ensures legal compliance of Category projects, activities and contracts.
    • Autonomously identify and manage legal and contract risks, their impact and practically how to manage/comply with these
    • Develop and deliver relevant guidance and training

    Legal Advice
    Customer Development:

    • Under the guidance of SLC
    • Review and draft commercial contracts
    • Ensure compliance with competition law

    Supply Chain:

    • Under the guidance of SLC
    • Autonomously draft and advise on procurement agreements including complex agreements
    • Tax / regulatory advise relating to import / export agreements

    Provides risk-based advice to Brand Building on:

    • Marketing, advertising and promotional materials and related issues
    • Participate in various Claims Forums on a monthly basis to assess legal risk of Marketing projects
    • Marketing and promotional agreements

    Functional Leadership (External)

    • Understanding of all relevant laws and new legislation and communicate the impact to the business
    • Track legal developments and best practice

    Budget Responsibility

    • Adhere to law firm guidelines


    • Provides and delivers training programmes on relevant marketing law issues, including training and advice to Brand Building on the application of law in the context of business objectives, including Marketing and IP law.
    • Trains and advises Customer Development & Supply Chain on the application of law in the context of business objectives, including competition law

    Skills Required:

    • Competition / Anti-trust
    • Dispute Management
    • M&A
    • IP
    • Marketing Law
    • Anti-Bribery Law
    • Employment Law
    • Data protection
    • MCO/Cluster Contracts and Commercial Law
    • Supply Chain Contracts and Commercial Law
    • Code Compliance
    • Corporate Law

    Minimum Requirements:

    • LLB or relevant qualification
    • Qualified / Admitted Attorney
    • +-5 years post admission experience
    • Experience in an FMCG or manufacturing environment

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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