Legal Counsel

$ Competitive Base + Super + Bonus

Sydney

Description

Dyson people are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical, enthusiastic and resourceful. But most of all we’re passionate about what we do. We have an exciting opportunity for a junior Legal Counsel to join our Head Office in Sydney, providing crucial legal advice and guidance across the Australian and New Zealand business.

Market Overview

Dyson is a fast paced global technology company on a mission to improve people’s lives: whether that be by making the air they breathe safe and clean, or connecting them to high performing machines which keep their homes clean. Our ANZ 2020 vision is to be a Top 3 consumer technology company in Australia. Today its digital motor powers cordless vacuums, robots, hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters around the world. 

This is just the beginning; we launched our new Supersonic Hair Dryer and have a plan to launch many other new innovative products over the next 3 years. With quality engineering and innovation, Dyson’s reputation in the Australian market is also very strong. Dyson was rated Readers Digest most trusted brand in Australia in 2016 (across all categories).

Function Overview

The Dyson Legal Department in Asia Pacific provides legal support to all businesses and functions in the Asia and ANZ regions. Headed by the APAC General Counsel, the Department takes a holistic approach to providing timely counsel and solutions to legal and compliance issues. Our Australian division is operated from Head Office in Sydney by our ANZ Legal Counsel, with crucial strategic direction from the APAC General Counsel and Group UK.

Accountabilities

Reporting to the ANZ Legal Counsel, you will provide practical legal advice and support across a range of specialist fields to ensure the effective operation of the Australian and New Zealand business. There will be day to day work around risk mitigation and contract negotiation, along with plenty of development opportunities in tackling Dyson-specific legal issues. In particular, you will be responsible for managing marketing claims and advertising complaints in Australia and New Zealand, providing optimal opportunity for you to collaborate with colleagues from Dyson’s UK head office and APAC regional office. 

You will be responsible for assisting the ANZ Legal Counsel, to support the day to day operations of the Australian and New Zealand business including but not limited to the following: 
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts with customers, suppliers, brand partners and all other third parties. 
  • Review and advice in relation to marketing campaigns from concept stage to execution. 
  • Supporting business partners to negotiate a broad range of commercial contracts, including trading terms, event contracts and service agreements. 
  • Review of company policies and ensuring compliance with applicable laws. 
  •  Supporting the IP team in securing and enforcing IP rights, including identifying and reporting potential breach of the company’s IP rights. 
  • Delivering legal and compliance training to the ANZ business including competition and consumer law, anti-bribery, privacy and contract management training. 
This exciting role is based in Alexandria, Sydney, and will require occasional travel to our Taren Point office. Light international travel may be required to connect with global stakeholders.

Skills

You are a strong team player and business partner, approachable and supportive. You have a reputation as a trusted advisor with a focus on enabling the business to achieve their objectives. You are comfortable operating in a fast paced environement within a global organization. You will possess a solid understanding of commercial, advertising, competition and consumer law, with an ability to apply that knowledge in a practical way. 

You will also need to demonstrate the following: 
  • That you are an Australian qualified solicitor/barrister with 3-4 years PQE in a well regarded firm, ideally with some in-house exposure. 
  • Strong previous experience of contract review/negotiation and management of marketing claims.

Benefits Overview

Dyson Australia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy an annual bonus. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our creative engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.


Important Next Steps


If this sounds like an exciting opportunity that aligns with your experience and career aspirations, we want to hear from you. Follow the link to apply.

Posted: 7-Nov-2017

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