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Job Title:  Legal Executive

Job Number:  36002

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 UK IS LOOKING FOR A LEGAL EXECUTIVE

SENIORITY LEVEL: Junior Manager Level

FUNCTION: Legal and External Affairs

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary package + excellent benefits

LOCATION: Flexible - London / Southampton

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

The role is responsible for supporting the Legal Team and its functions in delivering. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join British American Tobacco to work closely with mid and senior level Legal Counsels to provide legal and administrative support and assist the business (operating across all BAT Regions) in drafting legal documents, correspondence, contract drafting and contract management.

Reports to: Head of Legal BAT Exports

Reporting Level: 1

Geographic Scope: Regional

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Undertake day-to-day contract drafting and negotiation (supply of goods agreements, non–disclosure agreements, power of attorneys and amendments for various contracts) and assistance with a broad range of commercial contracts, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and governance standard methodology including internal policies.
  • Support, review, update and maintain contract management system and provide training to internal partners on the same while ensuring full compliance through close collaboration with the UK Company Secretarial and Central Legal function.
  • Act as a single point of contact for contract management and internal contract approvals.
  • Provide guidance and support with ad hoc legal matters (including legal research).
  • Prepare and assist with legal correspondence and other legal documentation (notarisations, legalisations, customs documents, notifications, bank guarantees, company house extracts, powers of attorney, proxies, etc.) and provide support in relation to delegations of authority.
  • Support in handling insurance claims including liaising with internal and external parties (Insurers, Insurance Brokers, Carriers, Recovery Agents, Surveyors, etc.) and claims records management.
  • Support the Head of Legal with regard to legal and governance matters.
  • Manage budget processes and procedures including invoices, records management, purchase orders.

 

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • Have you worked in an in-house legal team or for a large regional or London practice in commercial law?
  • Do you have experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts including NDA’s, Terms and Conditions and supplier agreements?

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Experienced contract manager LLB/LPC or 3+ CILEX.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Sound experience in commercial contract law and able to balance commercial and legal considerations.
  • Solid drafting skills and experience, and a willingness to apply those to new situations and areas of law.
  • Experience in a commercial environment at a multinational company or from a large city or regional private practice.
  • Be comfortable working in a professional and highly dynamic team within a fast paced and challenging consumer goods industry.
  • Interact confidently with senior management, BAT colleagues and other professionals, both internally and externally, demonstrating a "can-do" attitude.
  • Business understanding and awareness of all other functions and their interface with legal.

 

BENEFICIAL

  • A high degree of IT literacy and exposure to contracts management databases would be an advantage.

 

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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