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Legal Counsel


location-pin Melbourne, State of Victoria, Australien; Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
location-tag 220003V1

•    Hybrid environment with flexibility to work either from home or office
•    Join a supportive L&C function with an established reputation as a business partner
•    Fast-paced environment with matrix stakeholders

We are seeking a driven and passionate Legal Counsel to join our team of dedicated, legal experts. Reporting into the Head of Legal & Compliance, the ideal candidate will bring commercial acumen and in-house experience to assist the provision of day-to-day legal support for the Australia and New Zealand operations. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive individual with solution-oriented and outcome-focused along with the ability to balance commercial and legal risks.

About Us

Where should we start? We are the world’s leading recruitment expert with more than 32,000 passionate full-time employees in over 5,200 branches across 60 countries.  We are committed to connecting organisations with the talent needed to make them succeed.

Part of The Adecco Group offering the best brands in end-to-end HR services, not only do you have access to a full-service offer across the group by developing innovative workforce solutions that are focused on the future, you are part of a leading brand that is proud to have over 50 years of experience in Australia.

It is our mission to ensure that we are instrumental in making the future work for everyone.

About The Role

•    Provide business partnering support to the Adecco Group ANZ business, including reviewing various contracts, NDAs, RFPs / RFTs, statutory interpretation, drafting legal documents and providing strategic advice
•    Provide business partnering support to the back-office functions
•    Deal with a large number and variety of legal matters including governance, privacy and information sharing, commercial, suppliers, intellectual property, employment and dispute resolution in a hands-on, pragmatic and efficient manner
•    Assist with early warning on any emerging issues, including legal or regulatory changes
•    Ensure that work is progressed in a proactive and commercial way offering solutions and alternative approaches where appropriate
•    Demonstrate high levels of visibility across Adecco ANZ business
•    To manage the workload, demonstrating efficiencies in terms of cost and time
•    Ensure that a consistent legal governance and risk framework is applied across all entities and that all Group policies are complied with
•    Ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements
•    Ensure appropriate escalation of issues and matters requiring approval
•    Support management in designing and implementing controls and procedures to mitigate identified compliance risks
•    Support the Data Privacy Officer to ensure compliance with data privacy laws in Australia and New Zealand
•    Assist with the development of templates, policies and guidance
•    Provide training to the business

About You

•    Qualified lawyer in Australia with 3+ years PAE legal experience in contract-heavy organisations  
•    Experience in commercial negotiations with proven drafting and negotiation skills
•    Must be internal/external customer centric
•    In-house experience is strongly preferred with experience in managing matrix stakeholders
•    Ability to present complex legal and other information clearly, accurately and in a way that can be understood by the relevant audience
•    Experience in commercial negotiations with proven drafting and negotiation skills
•    Flexible, adaptable, able to challenge the status quo, sound commercial sense and the ability to make pragmatic decisions
•    Proactive and independent attitude and result oriented approach

On Offer

In addition to an attractive salary package and a host of excellent employee benefits, you will be supported to develop a long-term career. Nominated as a great place to work we empower our people to carve their career paths their way. After all, it's only natural that a people-focused organisation should be focused on its people too.

We will offer all the training, tools, motivation and inspiration you need to achieve exactly what you want from your career. Be that flexibility, international mobility or an enhanced work/life balance.

If you can make an impact, we'll provide the career development opportunities you need to achieve your potential and thrive.

Was es bedeutet, Teil der Adecco Group zu sein

Seit über 50 Jahren sind wir in unserer Branche aktiv und haben in der Zeit tausenden von Menschen geholfen, weltweit neue Karriereperspektiven zu finden. Wir unterstützen die Arbeitswelt mit führenden HR-Services und -Lösungen, die nicht nur unseren Kunden ein persönlicheres Erlebnis bieten, sondern die auch unseren Kollegen in ihrer täglichen Arbeit ein Gefühl der Bestätigung und Sinnhaftigkeit vermitteln. Als Teil unserer internationalen Gruppe ist man gleichzeitig auch Mitglied einer Community, die sich gegenseitig zu Höchstleistungen motiviert. Mit Ihrer Arbeit verändern Sie das Leben unserer Kunden zum Besseren und sind einen inspirierten, professionelles Netzwerks von Menschen, die an das glauben, was wir tun. Und das werden Sie auch.

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