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Corporate Lawyer, General Commercial & Procurement (12 MTH MTC)

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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.


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 it’s like to work here
This is an amazing in-house role with 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 and progress your legal career within a collaborative and empowering environment.


What are we looking for?

  • You will have at least 5 years post-admission experience, having worked at a top tier firm or demonstrated in-house experience
  • You will hold an unrestricted Australian practising certificate
  • You will have strong experience in procurement and general commercial contract law.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills
  • The ability to build strong relationships and effectively influence internal and external stakeholders
  • A proactive lawyer with a positive attitude


What does the role involve?
Reporting to the Head of Legal, (Finance & Commercial Services), you will be responsible for managing and influencing stakeholders on a range of matters. As a trusted advisor for the Finance & Commercial Services business unit, you will have

  • Strong experience negotiating information technology agreements, including software licences, hardware sale agreements and support agreements
  • Strong experience advising on regulatory matters, including privacy, data protection and cyber-security issues
  • Great problem-solving skills and the ability to generate commercial solutions to assist in the success of key business initiatives and issues
  • A proven record of general commercial contract drafting and negotiating contracts that achieve business objectives and being able to allocate risk in accordance with risk appetite
  • Experience in, or exposure to, corporate advisory matters is preferable


As a member of Group Legal, you will

  • Provide pragmatic legal support to your stakeholders to manage their legal obligations in accordance with Australia Post’s risk appetite and regulatory framework
  • Assist the enterprise to meet its strategic objectives and priorities
  • Provide independent, strategically focused legal advice that adds value for Australia Post
  • Be a team player, support your peers and promote the value and reputation of Group Legal
  • Be aware of emerging trends and new 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
  • Optimise the value and quality of legal services from external legal resources
  • Assist in training the business to understand their legal rights and compliance obligations


We believe investing in our people is good business
That’s why we have a team dedicated to career coaching and support for our employees. And we know that your life outside of work matters. So while we work hard, we also have a culture that promotes a genuine work/life balance. ​  


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://mypost/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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