Legal Counsel job at Coca-Cola Company

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  • Full Time
  • NAIROBI

Website Coca-Cola Company

This role will provide support and advice across the various Franchises/Regions within the Africa Operating Unit (AOU) and specific international projects.

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What You’ll Do for Us
• Provide operational and tactical legal counseling and support, advice and assist in problem resolution on a timely basis; work as part of cross-functional teams on projects and initiatives to drive the Company’s vision of emerging stronger
• Proactively provide legal opinion as needed, conduct legal research and where necessary, work with outside counsel for advice on complex matters and local laws/regulations
• Draft, review, and negotiate key legal contracts to achieve business objectives, minimize risk and ensure compliance with Company policies, laws, and regulations
• Review and approve strategic marking initiatives including all labels, claims, packaging, advertising, campaigns and promotional initiatives (working in conjunction with key functions i.e. PACS; SRA and Marketing)
• Provide litigation/dispute assessment counseling and risk mitigation advice
• Participate in all cross-functional projects on innovation, new product launches and development.
• Represent and/or guide the representation of Company interests in dealing with local governmental authorities.
• Ensure compliance with Company policy and provide proper training and support in the areas of corporate governance, including but not limited to Code of Business Conduct, Anti-Bribery Compliance, Supplier Guiding Principles, FCPA, Trade Sanctions, Data Privacy, Anti-trust and other policies.
• Develop and support efficiency opportunities within the legal function to enhance the agility and effectiveness of the legal function.
• Support OU Counsel and Franchise/Regional Counsel on strategic legal advice.

 Qualifications & Requirements
• Education: qualified lawyer
• Work experience: 3 – 5 years post qualification experience.
• Business Partnership and Legal Efficiency:  Provide legal support and business solutions to ensure realization of business priorities.
• Contracts and Transactions: Draft, review and negotiate customer, M & A, distribution, procurement, sponsorship, marketing and other contracts with significant authority as per delegation of authority to make final decision on legal issue.
• Ability to be highly organized and effective, handle multiple complex projects and carefully prioritize competing work assignments from many clients
• Strong communication skills, including written and presentation; ability to influence varied clients.

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What We Can Do for You
• Commitment to Diversity: We are paving the way to create change in the industry and our leadership is committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging.
• Global Network: Expand your global network by developing, learning, and growing with our top talent and connections around the world.
• Agile Work Environment: We embrace agile, with leadership that believes in removing barriers, so you are empowered to innovate and discover new solutions to complex problems.

To apply for this job please visit careers.coca-colacompany.com.

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