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North Rocks, New South Wales
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Who are we?

Do you want to work for a company that makes a difference in the world? At Unilever, we have a clear purpose - to make sustainable living commonplace. Through our 400 brands reaching 2.5 billion people every day, we aim to make a positive social impact globally and locally.

The opportunity & responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to join our team based in Sydney.

Reporting to the General Counsel and working closely with the business, you will be responsible for legal matters and managing risks associated with the businesses across Australia and New Zealand.

The role needs a high energy, industrious and personable commercial lawyer with strong problem-solving skills as well as strong drafting, negotiation, influencing, and analytical skills.

Role Summary

  • The role is of a generalist commercial nature and the commercial law work will include contractual matters, procurement and advising on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, trade promotions, competition law and marketing, sales and advertising matters.

  • You will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, including external counsel, the business and local and global colleagues  in the Unilever Legal team.

  • You must be able to bring a commercially pragmatic and solutions-based approach. The ability to represent the business both internally and externally with stakeholders is required, as is the ability to work effectively with the senior management team and across the Unilever Legal team.

You will bring

  • Australian qualification

  • In-house consumer goods experience in a Multi National Company is an advantage

  • You will have at least 7+ years PQE, combined with strong technical legal skills, including contract drafting and advisory matters.

  • Your experience will have been gained in private practice coupled with in-house and/or secondment experience. Exposure to a consumer environment will be well regarded.

  • You can think on your feet, manage ambiguity and the changing priorities of a fast-moving business. 

  • You will enjoy working as part of a cohesive supportive team and  thrive in a role where you will be a genuine business partner.

This is a great opportunity to work within an iconic and global organisation. We have gained our reputation as one of the world's most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge, don't waste any time - apply now!

So, if you can rise to the challenge, don't waste any time - apply now!

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