Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Senior Legal Counsel to join our Legal team in Cape Town.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative and hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related Total Remuneration Package, which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored, as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.
Draft, review, negotiate and finalise contracts (particularly marketing, franchise and lease contracts)
Draft new template documents, update and improve existing ones
Project manage, and monitor compliance with regulatory matters in consultation with Divisional heads
Provide training and draft guidelines for the business
Assist with managing junior members of the team
Initiate new projects that will improve how the legal team supports the business
Proactive with a consistently positive attitude
Good drafting skills
Ability to work hard independently and within a team
Ability to prioritise numerous competing tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
Strong planning and organisational skills
Detail-orientated whilst remaining practical
Good working knowledge of South African law in general
Qualifications & Experience:
LLB, admitted attorney in South Africa
5-8 years post-admission experience at a well-established law firm in commercial / corporate law, or in the in-house legal department of a large corporate
Experience in commercial law issues generally, and particularly in drafting / reviewing contracts
Experience in technology and retail would be ideal, but is not strictly required
Experience mentoring and/or supervising a team of legal professionals
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