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Senior Legal Counsel – Leading Food Company – 4-months – Sydney

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Founded over 50 years ago, employing over 6,000 people, with 50+ brands and 32 manufacturing sites across the region, its products can be found in over 85% of Australian homes.

Start Date: ASAP


A broad commercial role supporting the Operations, Commercial, and Logistics business units across Australia.

The work will include:-

General commercial/contracting:

  • Sales agreements (retail and B2B)
  • Procurement agreements
  • Logistics (transport, warehousing, contractor delivery)
  • Equipment purchases and property
  • General commercial agreements and requests for tender

Managing disputes

You will not be expected to be an expert in every issue. However, there is an expectation that you will be able to work from first principles to triage, prioritise and escalate matters.

        • You have a current Australian practising certificate with 6+ years of experience, including in-house experience.
        • You can start the role within the next month.
        • You live in Sydneyor are looking to relocate to Sydney.
        • You have in-house experience in broad commercial role/s, ideally within the agricultural, manufacturing,or transport/logistics sectors.
        • Can turn your mind to diverse legal issuesand know when to ask for help and escalate matters.
        • An assured communicatorand capable of adjusting to your audience
        • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills.
        • You are comfortable working in a commercial environmentand suggest practical legal solutions.
        • You have the aptitude to manage work priorities and the expectations of diverse stakeholders.
        • Diverse and interesting work – supporting multiple functions within the business
        • Work within a successful, established, and progressive company
        • Increase your professional and technical capability by working and learning from colleagues at the top of their game
        • Fantastic culture in the legal team and wider business – large but entrepreneurial; stable yet seeking growth.
        • We have worked with this organisation for the past 10 years and can personally vouch for the calibre of the legal team and the business culture.

This role is filling quickly, so if you would like to explore this opportunity further, please apply, and we will contact you shortly.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential conversation first, please feel free to contact Andrew Murdoch at andrew.murdoch@dovetaillaw.com.au at Dovetail Legal Solutions – to arrange a time for an initial chat.