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Job Title:  Assistant Corporate Counsel

Job Number:  29649

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

 

BAT PAKISTAN IS LOOKING FOR A CORPORATE COUNSEL

SENIORITY LEVEL: Mid-Senior Level

FUNCTION: Legal & External Affairs

LOCATION: Islamabad

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

Corporate Legal provides wide ranging corporate legal advice as appropriate to the Company. Key areas include Employment Laws including industrial relations; Finance including treasury, tax and audit; Intellectual Property rights including trademarks and designs; Operations, Supply Chain and Marketing. Corporate Legal also frequently collaborates with Company Secretarial on corporate matters.

Reporting Level: Individual Contributor

Geographic Scope: Local

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Protect the business from legal and commercial risks by providing business-orientated legal services, including the drafting of contracts, for Business Partners, by paying due regard to quality, timeliness and commercial considerations.
  • Assist in structuring transactions through sound and effective analyses to minimise costs, as well as proactively mitigating risks so that the Company’s business goals are achieved, and efficiency is improved.
  • Effectively and efficiently mobilise resources to provide services to Business Partners, keeping in mind the key priorities and objectives.
  • Review and supervise work processes and performance to ensure that services delivered are of a high quality and are completed according to set benchmarks.
  • Handle the services provided by external counsel as well as their fees so optimal benefit is delivered to the business.
  • Work with Business Partners by clearly articulating legal requirements to deliver business needs in a most efficient and effective manner.
  • Proactively identify problem and risk areas for the Business Partners, together with communicating viable solutions through active collaboration.
  • Form strong networks within the organisation as well as with outside partners including government authorities and regulators, to ensure their timely support and assistance for the furtherance of Company’s interests.
  • Conduct a continuous process of review and research of the processes and methods of the Company to find ways and means of improvement, as well as proactively finding tools to educate the organisation on legal risks.

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Minimum a post-graduate in law, but preferably with appropriate professional qualifications
  • 3 - 5 years of legal experience working in FMCG or multinational company dealing with Corporate Law matters - Industrial relations, Finance - Treasury, Tax and Audit and Intellectual Property
  • Strong Legal and business judgement, drafting, negotiation, analytical and leadership
  • Effective management and communication skills
  • A good understanding of corporate laws and regulation
  • Ability to work independently while being able to chip in to cross functional team

 

WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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Disclaimer : We might not have an open role at this moment, but, because our work environment is very dynamic, we are encouraging you to apply for this position and, the moment we have a suitable position for your profile the Recruitment Team will contact you as soon as possible.


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