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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner
Categories: Legal, Strategy & Business Development

Be part of a fun, fast paced and dynamic business with the opportunity to work from home in this fantastic Legal Counsel role.

Your role as Legal Counsel will sit within the Legal team and involve delivering legal services across Country Road Group & David Jones. You will play an integral role in partnering with a wide range of stakeholders to review contracts and provide advice in areas such as competition and consumer law, privacy, and general commercial law. We are looking for a commercially minded individual who understands the complex nature of a large-scale retailer and can manage their stakeholder group accordingly.

Based in Burnley, with a hybrid mix of time in the office and from home, this will suit a Lawyer with a proven sense of commerciality across multiple functions looking to make a difference with an iconic Australian retailing group.

What does the role involve?

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, this role will involve:

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing of contracts, confidentiality agreements, and consultancy & service agreements
  • Providing advisory to stakeholders on obligations in existing contracts
  • Liaising with the Marketing and Merchandise teams across David Jones and CRG to ensure sales, trade promotional materials and other marketing media comply with relevant laws (eg. Consumer Law) and act as the main legal point of contact for the business for all advertising and marketing compliance queries
  • Advising on intellectual property issues
  • Assisting in the development of the legal compliance training and awareness strategy and developing and providing legal compliance training, resources (including policies and procedures) in accordance with the strategy
  • Providing legal advice to the Customer Service teams in responding to customer complaints;
  • Providing ad hoc legal advisory to a range of departments across the Country Road Group and David Jones business

Who are we looking for?

  • Demonstrated experience in an in-house or private practise legal environment
  • Ability to practice sound commercial judgements/acumen
  • Strong communication skills with the confidence to engage with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise and meet conflicting deadlines 
  • Exposure working within the retail industry will be advantageous
  • Bachelor of Laws and a current Practicing Certificate (Victoria) or eligible to obtain a practicing certificate

Why work for us? 

  • A competitive remuneration package, including annual performance incentives
  • Be a part of a team led by some of Australia’s highly recognised and innovative digital leaders
  • Generous employee discounts across David Jones and Country Road Group brands
  • An additional day of leave for your birthday
  • Hybrid working arrangements in office and from home that provide appropriate work/life balance
  • Seasonal clothing allowance across the Country Road Group portfolio of brands
  • Opportunities to support community partnerships across our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • Be a member of a company committed to sustainable practices
  • Ongoing training and development to pursue individual ambitions

Want to know a bit more about us?

Country Road Group and David Jones is Australasia’s largest department store and fashion retail group comprising of iconic brands such as David Jones, Country Road, POLITIX, Trenery, Witchery and MIMCO. Part of Woolworths Holding (South Africa) our values include being Customer Obsessed, Collaborative, Inspirational, Responsible and Dedicated to Quality.

Country Road Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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