Assist Legal Counsel at Guinness Ghana (Diageo)

Full time @ in Law
  • Post Date : October 20, 2022
  • Apply Before : November 20, 2022
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  • Job ID 19689
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Job Description :

Job Title: Assistant Legal Counsel, GGBL

Level: Level 5

Reports To: Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Location: Accra

Context/Scope:

  • GGBL is one of the largest listed companies in Ghana. It produces, markets and sells alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Ghana.    It is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, the global alcoholic drinks company.
  • This role reports into the Legal Counsel and Company Secretary.
  • The role is in the legal department and will link into the Diageo legal department to ensure access to standard process including Diageo legal department activities/meetings and initiatives.

 

Purpose of Role:

  • Enable GGBL to achieve its business objectives in a legally compliant way while unlocking commercial opportunity through good practice.
  • Preserve value (financial and reputational) by minimising the risk of value leakage and litigation and maintaining compliance with laws and Diageo’s Codes.
  • Support the Legal Counsel and Company Secretary in embedding standard process corporate governance.

Top 3-5 Accountabilities:

  • Function as a highly effective legal and business partner and stay particularly close to the Legal Counsel and Company Secretary.
  • Make significant contributions in ensuring that all the department’s internal and external stakeholders receive excellent service delivery thereby ensuring that the legal department effectively partners all the functions in GGBL.
  • Ensure proper contracts are in place in and that the contract management system is maintained and is current.
  • Ensure effective support is given to the business on all legal/commercial related issues.

 

 

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Qualified to work as a legal practitioner in Ghana.
  • Strong commercial law background especially in the negotiation and documentation of commercial contracts
  • Strong, analytical, drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Strong research skills coupled with an ability to deconstruct sophisticated legal issues in order to provide cogent legal advice.
  • Open and outward looking attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work confidently and stand ground with more senior managers.
  • Strong commercial and pragmatic approach.
  • At least 4 years post qualification experience as a lawyer.

 

Barriers to Success in Role

  • Inability to draft and review contracts and to advise on contractual arrangements/transactions.
  • Inability to constantly reprioritise and manage expectations from a large and demanding business in a role that interacts with a high proportion of senior level managers.
  • Inability to understand and manage ambiguity and risk in an appropriate manner.
  • Unwillingness to take and maintain strong positions with various departments in the business.
  • Inability to manage and minimise adverse business impact of external bureaucracy/ process/documentation requirements.