Manage the department as well as external advisors (including external lawyers), organize split of duties and delegate work, assess and execute the budget; prepare and execute department projects, participate in overall company business planning process; ensure reports in line with the requirements, ensure KPI’s achievement by the team.
Provide legal advice to both factory and commercial teams in a manner which allows to achieve business objectives, having regard to legal and reputational risk, including managing litigation and representation at labor disputes.
Support Marketing & Sales department in daily and strategic activities; ensure compliance of marketing activities with laws, supervision of Intellectual Property rights protection and trademark registrations, legal supervision and advice of personal data protection, consumer promotion, competition compliance.
Drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements whether in respect of such complex and/or high value legal matters or in support of more day to day in market business and to include trading, supply, purchasing, distribution agreements etc.… while maintaining an up to date Contract Management policy.
Corporate Governance and secretarial management: ensure proper corporate controls and policies are implemented in line with the policies and controls, managing efficient tax/legal structure of financing the entity, initiating/executing amendments to articles of association and internal by-laws.
University degree in law and bar exam, Legal qualification in Sudan or UK.
At least 8 years post qualification experience. Experience in relation to FMCG or a regulated sector such as pharmaceuticals is a plus, with exposure to all various issues (including tax issues) that any corporation may face in a highly regulated environment, experience in general management. Local knowledge of the region and cultural sensitivity are required, together with a practical, competitive and solution orientated mindset.
English and Arabic (fluent spoken and writing). Other language(s) is a plus. PC literacy.