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Employer: African Executive Talent

My client is a multi national engineering company who is looking for a half day EE Legal/commercial advisor.

Experience as a legal advisor in a commercial company with strong contract review and compliance experience is a minimum requirement

Hours 08h00- 13h00



  • The incumbent is responsible to provide legal advice to business operating units, namely; PE (Pumps Equipment), Projects, PRN including support function, Operations, Procurement and Finance and RES.
  • To provide International Trade Compliance Officer duties and will be responsible for implementing and overseeing the maintenance of internal export controls.


  • Advise on and participate in negotiations, partnerships, consortia and other agreements with THE COMPANY Suppliers, Customers, business partners and all service providers to ensure legal compliance and avoid unreasonable risk exposure for THE COMPANY



  • Ensure all business units are operating in a legally viable manner
  • Sound processes are established and in place to ensure that contracts/agreements within the company are compliant with legal requirements and (regarding sales contracts), in particular, with THE COMPANY´S 10 Golden Rules.
  • Proper risk assessments are established as a basis for decisions to be made under the 10 Golden Rules Exceptions Directive.   



  • Support and assist Sales and Project Management (PE and RES) in contract negotiations and full vetting of legal terms and conditions from customers across the various business units.
  • Manage and support of Arbitration Proceedings (in cooperation with HQ Legal), when required
  • Review Terms and Conditions for new suppliers (defined in the local contract review process). Retain and maintain all records
  • Support project related procurement in regard to liability and flow down of sales related contract terms, support frame agreement negotiations with major sub suppliers.
  • Management of warranty claims from the legal side
  • Provide training to the organization regarding 10 Golden Rules and Trade Compliance issues
  • Fulfil the role of the International Trade Officer and ensure strict compliance with the trade control regulations and laws as established by the government of the country in which the company is located as well as with those foreign countries to the extent applicable to the company’s export or import transaction;
  • Assist the sales organization with the IDDA Process if requested (e.g. provide background checks or other documentation required – originator of IDDA should be the sales manager in charge)
  • Assist with Debtors letters of demand
  • Set up and negotiate [and monitor] framework agreements
  • Support management with Lease Agreements from the legal side.
  • Further assignments by local management and/or by BU Counsel Power


Candidate Requirements


  • Skills (must be able to)
  • Commercial negotiation skills
  • Preparation and assessment of legal contracts
  • Risk management abilities and skills
  • Sound business acumen
  • Flexibility to deal with urgent/other assignments
  • Attributes (be able to)
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiate and align with other disciplines (sales, procurement, project management)
  • Be able to work within the framework of a team



  • Primarily working within the THE COMPANY property
  • Cooperation within legal region EMEA
  • Interface is with employees at all levels, customers and suppliers


  • The incumbent must conform to THE COMPANY Directives, Guidelines and other regulations and, in particular, to the company's Code of Business Conduct, 5'S, Quality, Environment, Safety and Health Policies and  Procedures


  • 3 - 5 years of legal/commercial experience
  • Sound understanding of risk management and ability to judge business transactions in terms of risks and related remedial measures.


  • B. Comm Degree or Legal qualification
This position reports to: Financial Director Apply before Monday, March 13, 2017 - 17 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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