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Head of Legal

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Legal services

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Job Description and Qualification:

This role is primarily responsible for the establishment and management  of a new Legal Services Team in Shared Services Centre locations in Manila for the provision of strategic legal support to global Legal team.

The role is intended to have 5 direct reports. This may increase over time. The role will be based in either Manila, Philippines or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Recruit and manage a team of initially 3 lawyers and 2 legal operations professionals within the [Legal Services Team].

  • Providing and supervising provision of legal advice and support to global Legal team and business stakeholders. This includes advice on commercial contracting, strategic legal advice on key areas of law, updating company' standard contract suite, assisting with discovery processes, developing standardised documentation to upskill the business on legal issues and supporting knowledge management.

  • Coordinating and supervising the deployment of legal operations support to global Legal team, including law firm, billing and financial management and accruals processes, word processing and presentations, value added services tracking and reporting and legal project management capability.

  • In this role there will be very frequent interactions will members of the Legal team, including senior leaders, across the globe. This will require establishing and maintaining relationships with the Legal team and acting as a key point of contact for the [Legal Services Team].

  • Acting as Legal’ s representative, and a representative of External Affairs, in the Shared Services Centres.

Pivotal Experiences for the role:
  • Functional Capability and Judgement

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Project Management and Execution Leadership

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Commercial and strategic acumen

  • Executive presence


PHP 2 M – 2.9M