GUINNESS Nigeria Plc: Commercial Legal Manager

Passionate about Law and Business? Looking for a new challenge where you can leverage your experience and grow your Career? Guinness Nigeria Plc is a Diageo Company – the name behind many of the world’s best loved drink brands, including Guinness, Harp, Malta Guinness, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys J&B, and Captain Morgan. As a company, we are famous for our people, our performance and our brands. We believe our passion is obvious, and infectious. If you share our commitment of being the best you can be, this could be the start of a rewarding journey.

Job Profile

The primary function of this position is to proactively provide commercial and pragmatic legal advice and solutions for different aspects of the Business. This will include managing litigation and liaising with external lawyers, putting in place contracts for the production and distribution of products, legal advisory on Antitrust and Anti-Bribery, Marketing and Sales, Intellectual property, Procurement, whilst ensuring that the Company’s compliance policy::ies are correctly applied and supporting changes in processes and ways of working.

Qualification/Experience

Be a qualified legal practitioner in Nigeria with a minimum qualification of Second class (Upper Division)

Have a strong commercial law background from a reputable law firm especially in the handling of complex legal/commercial transactions, litigation, Intellectual property and general legal advisory

Have strong analytical, drafting and negotiating skills and demonstrate a strong commercial and pragmatic approach to issues

Have an open and outward looking attitude and strong interpersonal/communication skills

Demonstrates high level of confidence in engaging stakeholders

Have at least 7-9 years post qualification experience as a lawyer

Be fluent in written and spoken English

How to Apply

Log on to http://www.diageo-careers.com

Click on’ Search & Apply’

Click on ‘Search Openings’

Go to ‘key word’ (Box 3) and enter the Ref No 29453BR

Click ‘Search ‘and click ‘on the job

Click ‘View job(s)’ to read the detailed job profile

Click on ‘Submit to job {s)’ to submit your CV

Application Deadline: May 09, 2012