Corporate Counsel (3-8 years PAE) | Eastern Suburbs

Job Description

Fantastic role for an experienced Commercial Lawyer looking to join legal team of leading motor industry services brand based in Clayton area.

  • Join National Motor Industry Service Provider!
  • Location: Clayton area | Hybrid Working Options Available
  • Break free from the traditional law firm ‘billable hours’ focus?!

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Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Commercial Lawyer seeking a new & rewarding in-house Legal Counsel role partnering with an established legal team of this leading Motor Industry Aftermarket Sales service provider, based in the Clayton area.

About our client…
Our client is a prominent, successful & progressive national service provider operating in the Automotive aftermarket space. You’ll undoubtedly recognise some of their more ‘iconic’ brands/products! They are incredibly proud of their low staff turnover and friendly supportive culture. 

This is an exciting opportunity and will be based in their Head Office (<30kms from CBD).  Situated in stunning state of the art facilities! with a bright & ultra-modern feel, which also provides for undercover on-site parking and café downstairs.
About this role…
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (you will be one of three in-house lawyers) this will be a fairly autonomous role with the primary function of managing the Group’s legal framework and legal risks and providing legal advice on a broad range of issues across their businesses that may include areas such as:-

  • Contracts/Agreements;
  • Leases;
  • Risk & Compliance management;
  • Intellectual Property/advertising/marketing;
  • Terms & Conditions/Warranty;
  • Franchising;
  • Employment/Human Resources;
  • Disputes

This will include ensuring contracts/legal requirements are compliant with company policies and guidelines; updating any legislative requirements, group policies & rolling out to relevant stakeholders. The role also involves engaging with & assisting the various business units with both advisory & transactional matters eg. negotiating/drafting/reviewing of complex agreements; operational needs eg. contract interpretation and regulatory matters. 

About you…

Ideal candidates will have: 

  • Between 3-8 years post admission experience gained within general commercial/contracts practice either within private practice or in-house;
  • Ability to discuss/review key risks (legal, financial, commercial and technical) with relevant stakeholders;
  • Excellent negotiation/influencing/drafting skills with ability to effectively manage competing priorities;
  • Highly developed, effective communication skills -both written & oral;
  • Strong attention to detail and knowledge of the areas of law outlined;
  • An approachable manner, with a pro-active ‘hands on’ approach in order to assist others in a team environment and;
  • Ability to balance commercial business requirements with internal control and regulatory demands.

What’s on offer…
In return our client offers an inclusive, respectful and innovative culture, an engaged & vibrant environment, flexible working options where your efforts & contributions will be recognised & rewarded with an attractive remuneration package
So let’s talk…
If you think this may tick all your ‘dream role’ boxes – don’t miss this one!  To apply online, please click on the Apply button now.

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Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please contact:
Sharon Henderson l Partner
t: 0418 361 199 | e: [email protected]