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Job Detail

General Manager of Legal

  • Posted: 9/8/2021
  • Ref No: 787099
  • Permanent
  • Melb - Central Business District


  • 10+ years post admission experience in an in-house legal role
  • Hold a current practicing certificate
  • Inner-suburb Melbourne location
Our client is a fast-growing global food brand with a vision to be market leaders in the product segments that they play in.  Working for them will give you the opportunity to work in a fast paced environment with an FMCG company that has global exposure and cares about their people and the wider community.

They are on the lookout for a newly created General Manager of Legal to join their team in a full-time capacity just outside Melbourne’s CBD. You will be managing all things legal, compliance and governance and no day will be the same for you.

Your key responsibilities in this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing of legal governance and management of compliance and regulatory bodies
  • Negotiating and preparing legal agreements i.e., supplier, manufacturing, IT, sponsorship, distribution and all third-party tenders and contracts
  • Preparation of tender documents
  • Develop and update precedents for local and international teams
  • Work closely with supply chain, finance, sales, and internal stakeholders for legal and contracts agreement execution
  • Supervision of internal trademark portfolio and compliance systems
  • Assist with all administrative and board requirements
  • Become the trusted business partner in guiding procurement and tendering processes
  • Management and provision of strategic advice and guidance to ensure commercial outcomes are optimised
  • Assist and work closely with HR and Recruitment team

The successful candidate will display the following attributes:

  • 10+ years post admission experience in an in-house legal role – ideally FMCG or manufacturing
  • Hold a current practicing certificate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Mandarin speaking skills highly regarded but not essential

If you are a well-experienced, enthusiastic, and solutions focused individual then we want to hear from you!

If you feel you could be the right fit for those roles, please apply via the link or send us and email at for more information. If you’re looking for a different role within our specialties and wish to engage our services, we’d love to hear from you. If you wish to discuss this role confidentially or other roles that we are currently recruiting for, please contact us on 03 9620 4000 or visit Note all applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Pace (VIC) Pty Ltd are the experts when it comes to our four specialties: Manufacturing & Technical Operations, Procurement, Sales & Customer Service and Supply Chain & Logistics. Founded in 1990, we have over 30 years of proven success in placing candidates in exciting and relevant roles. Our team is dedicated to working with forward-thinking and inclusive workplaces to find them top talent.

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