General Counsel
Posted , 20 Dec 2017 | Job Id :F5D5-2115-20982162
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Michael Page

  • Full time
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Job Summary: - Greenfiled role - Senior Strategic Management position We are excited to partner with our Client in the appointment of their Head of Legal for their Australian business. This is a tremendous opportunity to build the legal function of this already well established company, accompanied with fantastic benefits and culture. Client Details Our Client is one of the leading suppliers of personal lending and consumer finance in Australia. They utilise a state of the art industry leading platform and have a highly innovative approach to their business. In a substantial period of rapid growth this is an exciting time to join and be an integral part of their expansion and vision for the future.

Job Details:

Description

This is a diverse and varied role where you will embed yourself with the senior management of the business. As an accomplished practitioner you will be able to demonstrate sound judgement and a commercial approach in the execution of your duties, coupled with providing strategic legal and regulatory guidance to the business with a can do attitude.

The key responsibilities of the role will be centred around management of an external panel of Lawyers and warehouse funding facilities, providing advice on the structure of these agreements. You will provide accurate and commercial legal advice on a range of general corporate and commercial matters along with forging and managing key relationships with regulators. As General Counsel you will be expected to manage all media release material, coupled with employment and privacy matters. Furthermore you will set up the initial operational assets needed to build a legal function including, document management, precedents and best practice procedures.

Profile

  • Experience and understanding of consumer credit and the NCCP;
  • Experience and relationships with ASIC, APRA, and the ACCC;
  • Company secretarial and experience with AFS licensing will be regarded;
  • Experience with warehouse lending arrangements.

Job Offer

  • Rare opportunity to build a legal function from the ground up with substantial backing from the organisation and one of the worlds pre-eminent top tier Law Firms;
  • Accomplished Senior Management team with years of industry experience;
  • Opportunity to work on projects with a high degree of autonomy;
  • Competitive compensation package including both short and long term incentives.

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Lee Ruddy on +61 3 8640 3182.



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