Thursday, 9 June 2022

LEGAL MANAGER - SOUTH AFRICA (FRENCH SPEAKING)

 

Closing Date2022/06/10
Reference NumberTSE220528-2
Job TitleLegal Manager - South Africa (French Speaking)
Business Unit / DivisionATS International
Job Type ClassificationPermanent
Location - Town / CityJohannesburg
Location - ProvinceOther
Location - CountrySouth Africa
About Us

We are in search of a seasoned Bilingual Legal Manager to act as a central legal support function and facilitator of the Tsebo International/ATS business. More details of your roles and responsibility are set out below.  As the successful candidate you will be very fluent in both French and English and familiar with

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Updating the list of directors and authorized persons per entity
  • Ensuring customer contracts are reviewed and market up to capture variances to standard commercial and legal terms as per Tsebo International standard agreements
  • Vetting all supplier contracts to identify legal risks and marking up all contracts with advice to relevant stakeholders
  • Assisting in negotiation legal terms of major customer and supplier contracts
  • Advise on legal alternatives during negotiations to protect Tsebo from onerous legal terms while enabling the commercial discussions
  • Updating the country library i.e., the library of the various entities, their addresses, the directors, the shareholdings etc.
  • Drafting resolutions for in country authorities
  • Updating other statutory information like year ends, addresses, share capital, auditors etc.
  • Ensuring that the minimum number of board and AGMs of each entity are set up for each year and executed
  • Assisting with the agenda and minutes for each of the above meetings unless done by in country service providers and if so, managing and monitoring them
  • Liaising with and managing in country attorneys and holding them to account for their services
  • Responding to the business’s requests for statutory info on entities for tenders timeously and accurately
  • Being the custodian and preserver of the templatized contracts used in the business (apart from HR and supplier contracts which are to be handled in their support functions)
  • Drafting ad hoc contracts where required but with in-country advice/legal counsel or advice from the Director of Legal Services and drafting any addenda required to current contracts
  • Supporting the finance function on the annual insurance review when it comes to issues relating to directors
  • When the business is audited, assisting with documentation relating to co sec/legal aspects of the audit
  • Monitoring of litigation, liaising with Group Legal Director, in country attorneys, monitoring the services delivery and costs charged, obtaining instructions where required and generally keeping the momentum of the litigation process i.e., noting important dates, diarizing, and following up to ensure that litigation matters do not loose traction or fall through the cracks.
  • Assisting the Tsebo business in maintaining the litigation control sheet and quarterly reports to group for the audit committee
  • Where required and able, researching legal aspects in country. Where in country legal expertise is required obtain authority and cost quote first.
  • Ensure acceptable contracting and correspondent agreements with suitable legal representatives in each country where necessary
  • Maintain regular monthly reports and trackers 
Skills and Competencies
  • • Commercial/Business acumen. • Organization and planning. • Technical Expertise. • Initiative & Results drive. • Highly Analytical with detail orientation. Skills & Attributes required; • Excellent presentation and communication skills; both verbal and written • Interpersonal skills with ability to deal with conflict. • Able to take direction and work independently with little or no supervision. • Self-regulating and self-motivated. • Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time. • Responsive & Conscientious. • Conscious of the quality of work produced. • Takes pride in the work they produces and observes high quality standards. • Ethical and honest with high level of integrity. 
Qualifications

• Minimum of a Bachelors’ legal degree. • A minimum of 5 years’ working experience as a legal manager with at least 5 years experience in Commercial law. • Experience in a corporate environment with knowledge of commercial transactions. • Knowledge of business management principles, including proven financial skills and knowledge of legislation, standards and best practice.•  Strong language capability in  French

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