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In-House Lawyer – General Commercial (12 MTH FTC)

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Brand: Australia Post
Categories: Corporate Services
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
State: VIC
Location: Melbourne

Australia Post is one of the most trusted brands in Australia. Employing over 35,000 people across our integrated delivery, logistics and e-Commerce network – we love delivering! Through our huge range of services, we help communities stay connected, businesses reach new customers and people stay in touch. We’re committed to helping our people, customers and communities build a better future.

What is it like to work At Australia Post?
Our Corporate Lawyers are known for providing high quality, commercially focused, independent and trusted legal services to a variety of stakeholders across Australia Post and its subsidiaries. We work hard, and we work on challenging matters, but we also recognise that everyone has a life outside of the office, so we provide flexible conditions that enable you to grow whilst enjoying a genuine work-life balance.

What does the role involve?
Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, you will be responsible for managing and influencing stakeholders on a wide range of matters. As a trusted advisor for the business, you will

  • Draft and negotiate contracts that achieve business objectives and allocate risk in accordance with risk appetite
  • Lead negotiations across a range of customer revenue and procurement agreements
  • Develop a strong understanding of our business and the external commercial, legal and regulatory environment
  • Identify legal issues and risks in existing business operations and new business initiatives and product development
  • Assist the business units to meet their strategic objectives and priorities
  • Provide independent, strategically focused, legal advice that adds value for Australia Post

As a member of Group Legal, you will

  • Be a team player, support your peers and promote the value and reputation of Group Legal
  • Be aware of emerging trends and legislation and be able to incorporate these changes into your legal advice
  • Advocate for strong corporate ethics and governance
  • Develop and maintain standard form legal documentation, resources and toolkits
  • Support the development of internal policies, training and compliance programs aimed at the business
  • Optimise the value and quality of legal services from external legal resources


What are we looking for?
This role provides a unique opportunity to influence and shape business decisions.  You will be working with highly experienced corporate lawyers along with some great business leaders. You will have the opportunity to develop your legal experience within a collaborative and empowering environment.

As a trusted advisor to the business, you will need to have

  • At least 6 years post-admission experience, having worked at a top tier firm or demonstrated in-house experience
  • Strong experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial sales or procurement contracts
  • Great problem-solving skills and the ability to generate pragmatic, commercially focussed solutions to assist in the success of business initiatives
  • An unrestricted Australian practicing certificate
  • Strong general commercial contract law experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to build strong relationships and effectively influence internal and external stakeholders
  • A proactive positive attitude


Knowledge of any of the following industries/areas of practice would be valuable, but not essential - Australian Financial Services including Payments, Consumer Credit and Anti-Money Laundering Law and Regulation.


Together, our differences make us stronger
With a reach across Australia and beyond, we’re building a workforce that’s as diverse as the communities we serve. Learn more about how we're supporting inclusion at Australia Post - https://mypo.st/Diversity If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition Diversity Team at inclusivecareers@auspost.com.au.   

Australia Post welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. Check out this short video https://mypo.st/WelcomeToCountry to find out how we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land we operate on.     

Ready to join the transformation of Australia Post?
Click apply now, to help shape our tomorrow #LI

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