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Posted on: 20 Dec 2019 291 views
: Head of Legal
: Momentum Metropolitan
: https://www.momentummetropolitan.co.za/en
: LLB
: 10

Through our client-facing brands Metropolitan and Momentum, with Multiply (wellness and rewards programme), and our other specialist brands, including Guardrisk and Eris Property Group, the group enables business and people from all walks of life to achieve their financial goals and life aspirations.We help people grow their savings, protect what matters to them and invest for the future. We help companies and organisations care for and reward their employees and members. Through our own network of advisers or via independent brokers and utilising new platforms Momentum Metropolitan provides practical financial solutions for people, communities and businesses. Visit us at www.momentummetropolitan.co.za

ROLE PURPOSE

To advise on business direction based on legal risk management interpretation and ensure the provision of a quality legal service that fulfils a statutory, reporting and legal advisory service to all business units within the division.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND WORK OUTPUTS

  • Maintain awareness of ongoing legal risks, new legislation and court decisions and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure changes and developments in legislation, regulations, guidelines and practices are analysed, evaluated and reported
  • Participate in the design and application of a stakeholder feedback capability in respect of legal risk management service delivery
  • Track and address legal risk management related complaints and identify trends and major issues to be addressed
  • Support Compliance on legal interpretation issues
  • Draft and/or review internal policies and ensure they comply with relevant statutory and/or legal requirements
  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures
  • Monitor business awareness of legal risks and ensure these are being identified and managed in all legal projects, agreements, legal opinions, systems, policies, procedures, transactions and products (where relevant)
  • Advise corporate committees on high risk, governance and related matters
  • Manage and support new regulatory processes
  • Conduct training and ensure staff are kept abreast of legal and regulatory developments
  • Oversee quality of advice and reports submitted to business
  • Provide legal support, opinions and advice
  • Assist with legal queries relating to products
  • Provide legal protection and risk management advice, especially on contract management
  • Handle escalated complaints
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to understand the legal aspects of proposed initiatives and structures and provide a view on the feasibility thereof
  • Oversee the negotiation, review and drafting of documents for business transactions and advise on checklists used to ensure information is submitted on time
  • Ensure all legal documentation is properly signed and recorded
  • Manage the legal agreement database to ensure all information is up-to-date, signed and correctly linked to other relevant systems
  • Oversee the drafting and reviewing of contracts and agreements and ensure they comply with relevant statutory and/or legal requirements
  • Ensure all internal contracting parties understand the content and implications of contracts proposed and/or entered into
  • Ensure proper negotiation, drafting and vetting of legal agreements
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities
  • Ensure contracts and agreements are amended and updated where required
  • Appoint and instruct legal counsel where required
  • Review ongoing litigation cases and advise management accordingly
  • Liaise between external counsel and business to defend or prosecute a case to its logical conclusion
  • Drive the management and amelioration of risk arising from litigation
  • Build trusted advisor relationships with internal and external stakeholders and ensure they are provided with service excellence
  • Implement and monitor service practices that meet clients and own organisation's needs
  • Train business on new legislation
  • Ensure effective relationships and SLA management with internal and external stakeholders
  • Engage senior management on a partnership basis to facilitate legal risk assessment, evaluate the effectiveness of proposed policies and controls and take remedial action where required
  • Actively share information with other team members regarding successes, issues, trends and ideas
  • Enhance relationships beyond own function to improve reporting and wider understanding of relevant legal risk profiles
  • Act in an ethical, transparent and morally defensible manner, including highlighting unethical practices
  • Manage the departmental budget (includes training, membership fees and conferences)
  • Identify financial and business risks to the company and escalate accordingly
  • Identify opportunities to enhance efficiencies and reduce wasteful expenditure
  • Set the pace and tone for the team and ensure everyone is focused on the right priorities
  • Take full responsibility for performance management of all direct reports, focusing on all aspects of sound people management:
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Development
    • Performance management
    • Remuneration and rewards
    • Career path planning and succession
    • On-the-job training, coaching & mentoring
  • Build appropriate levels of management and accountability
  • Motivate, delegate and empower teams, enabling direct reports to take responsibility and display creativity and initiative within agreed parameters
  • Work closely with the team to define their performance objectives and grow their skills where neededAct at all times in ways that are consistent with MMI’s brand and values
  • Continuously drive own professional development
  • Engage constructively with performance feedback
  • Handle stress in ways that do not negatively impact others
  • Continually share, debate and communicate learnings
  • Flag and debate issues constructively
  • Work collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals
  • Positively influence and manage change

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Business Acumen
  • Customer/ Stakeholder Commitment
  • Drive for Results
  • Leads Change and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Impact and Influence
  • Self-Awareness and Insight
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA LLB (or equivalent)
  • Must be an Admitted Attorney
  • 10+ years’ legal investment-related experience
  • Key skills needed include:

    • Strong background in commercial, financial and insurance law with expertise in drafting contracts and formulating legal opinions

    • Highly experienced in handling a variety of litigation matters
    • Proven track-record in providing effective legal counsel and developing contracts that mitigate risks and penalties
    • Expert contract negotiation, preparation and administration skills
    • Able to identify and mitigate legal risks
    • Strong understanding of relevant local and cross-border regulatory requirements
    • Sound understanding of relevant functional practices and policies from a Risk and Compliance perspective
    • Sound understanding of relevant legislation and its impact on business strategy
    • Able to translate legal knowledge for a non-legal audience
    • Team leadership and management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, influencing and presentation skills
    • Assertive and resilient
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Interpersonally agile and strong at building relationships at all levels
    • Analytical and attentive to detail
    • Able to work independently and with multiple teams
    • Deadline and solution-driven
    • Comfortable with change and able to deal with the unexpected

Please submit your application via our Careers page on www.momentummetropolitan.co.za

To apply, please follow the official system application process and get in touch with the PeopleSoft Helpdesk (021 940 5169) if you need further assistance.

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Closing Date

14 January 2020

Contact Details

Karabo Kgomo

[email protected]

(The purpose for this email address is solely for queries regarding the advertised position and no emailed CV's will be accepted. Only online applications submitted via our Careers page will be considered.)

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All positions will be filled in accordance with our Employment Equity plan.

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