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Carlton & United Breweries - Details - Legal Manager - Commercial

Carlton United Breweries

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 06/09/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Commercial

Job description:

About CUB

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is one of Australia’s most iconic companies. We locally brew some of Australia's most famous beers including Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught, Pure Blonde, Great Northern, Matilda Bay and ciders including Strongbow, Mercury and Bulmers, as well as distribute some of the world’s leading international brands including Corona, Stella Artois and Budweiser.

Joining CUB, you are opening up a world of career possibilities. We are a part of AB InBev, the largest and only truly global brewer selling over 400 brands across 100 markets and employing 200,000 people. Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. We are committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people in more places and focussed on bringing people and cultures together through our brands and experiences.

The Role

The primary purposes of the role are to:

  1. support the Legal Director - Commercial in the provision of strategic, timely and accurate legal advice to enhance decision making by the Commercial teams of the APAC-South Zone;
  2. provide legal expertise and apply independent judgement to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the Commercial teams of CUB are compliant with all applicable laws;
  3. manage the IP portfolio of the CUB business and provide broader support in the management of IP issues relating to the APAC-South Zone;
  4. assist in developing the legal intellectual capital of the Commercial teams of the APAC-South Zone through the provision of relevant training and the development of “best in class” processes and procedures for the efficient provision of legal services mitigation of risks; and support the broader Legal & Corporate Affairs team of the APAC-South Zone through the provision of other duties as required

What you contribute

In order to successfully discharge the role and achieve expected Goals, the Legal Manager will be required to:

  1. Quickly build and maintain strong rapport across a number of teams within the CUB business and the broader APAC-South Zone, including Legal & Corporate Affairs, Sales and Marketing;
  2. Provide prompt and accurate commercial legal advice that assists the business to achieve their desired outcome in a legally compliant manner;
  3. Provide a personal commitment to quality and responsiveness;
  4. Facilitate education and training to the business on relevant legislative and contractual matters;
  5. Ensure strong communication, negotiation and drafting skills are maintained;
  6. Act autonomously and effectively prioritise competing matters; and ensure quality and timeliness of any external legal advice obtained by the Legal Manager.

Who you are

Our company has grown by bringing people together which has created an ambitious and passionate community of colleagues. With this in mind, we are seeking a motivated and driven Legal Manager to join the team.

You will possess between 3 – 5 years of legal experience, ideally gained within the in-house team of a large business or reputable private practice firm. Strong commercial drafting and negotiations skills are essential and IP experience will be highly regarded (particularly any experience in managing trade mark portfolios).

You will also be a team player, have the ability to think outside the square, influence and challenge and quickly forge strong relationships within the broader CUB business to deliver required results.

The Team

The Legal Manager will play an integral part of the Legal and Corporate Affairs team of the APAC-South Zone. This is a highly collaborative role that works hand-in-hand with other members of the Commercial Legal team as well as the broader LCA team across Australia, India and South-East Asia.

What we offer

Learn on the job. Jump in at the deep-end. Dream big!

At CUB, our greatest strength is our people. We recruit people who can be better than ourselves and retain people by allowing them to grow at their own pace, providing training opportunities and offering a safe environment where they will be rewarded for their contributions. To learn more, visit CUB - Our 10 principles.

Join one of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies where opportunity awaits. Apply now!