Legal Job opening : LSC – Junior lawyer at Unilever

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Business Context

Unilever’s Legal Team is a global operation consisting of approximately 480 lawyers covering, among other key areas:

  • Lawyers based in nearly all of the operating company territories of the Unilever Group;
  • Specialist legal teams grouped into a central resource unit. This team includes such teams as: M&A, Brand Protection, Group IP, Business Operations (including global procurement, supply chain and internal procurement), and
  • These teams are supported by a variety of external legal supports, ranging from shorter-term contact lawyers, to panels of contracted supports, to specialist LPO providers, and also law firms.

The current role will provide legal support to lawyers globally primarily in the Key Fields summarised here below. The applicant can be either a lawyer with an interest in legal operations, or can also be an experienced paralegal (who is not a lawyer) seeking a new challenge.

These lawyers will be based in a Global Legal Service Centre (LSC) based in Bangalore, India, and will conduct their business in the English language.

Where This Position Fits-into The Team

The advertised position, based in Bangalore, India, is a full-time employee role within the Unilever Group and fits-into the wider legal team as follows:

  • Member of the Global Legal Service Centre (LSC).
  • A member of the Unilever Global Legal Operations organisation.
  • Based in Unilever’s offices located in Bangalore, India.
  • Member of the broader global legal function, cooperating with: all of the lawyers’ network, Business Group lawyers, supply chain network lawyers, operating company counsels, patent/IP specialists and other legal colleagues.
  • Strong emphasis on supporting simpler legal tasks and support required by legal team colleagues globally, working within the Key Fields summarised here below.

What You Will Do From Day-to-day

The successful candidate will be a person who:

  • Can manage a workflow that inherently crosses a wide range of time zones.
  • Can switch between simpler legal tasks.
  • Has an interest in one or more of the Key Fields.
  • Implements efficiency-building initiatives for the business and across the legal function to drive excellence and efficiency.
  • Actively promotes and facilitates close collaboration between legal teams.
  • Accepts that the job scope is inherently dynamic, responding as needed to the diverging needs of the wider global legal team.

Key Interfaces

Within Legal – Business Unit legal teams, Business Group legal teams, Country Legal teams, Business Operations Legal Team, Company Secretarial team, M&A team, Business Integrity teams, Data Privacy teams.

Within Business – business partners from Business Groups, Business Units, Business Operations, Procurement, UniOps.

Critical success Factors for the Job

  • Academic degree in Law, bar qualification (any jurisdiction), at least three years of experience in legal advisory work, or a law degree plus five years in paralegal work.
  • More senior applicants accepting the relatively low-level grade of this position are also more than welcome to apply.
  • Strong English spoken and drafting skills.
  • Experience of work similar to one or more of the Key Fields.
  • An exceptional ability to collaborate and communicate with others, both internally and externally.
  • Sound cross-cultural skills, emotional maturity are each essential.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and manage major projects to successful completion.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Mental agility, and a mental willingness to learn and understand unfamiliar areas of work.
  • A willingness to work a flexible working day for effective communication with global team members.
  • Ability to work with colleagues across multiple timezones and jurisdictions.
  • Capable with Outlook, Word, Excel and PPT.

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