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UAC NIGERIA PLC - LEGAL SERVICES MANAGER

Job Details
Expiring date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011
Country: 
Nigeria Nigeria
Location: 
Lagos
Job Type: 
Full time
Job Summary: 

UAC of Nigeria Plc is a leading private sector enterprise, which has played prominent roles in he development of the country since 1879. A diversified, food-focused company, UAC’s operations span the manufacturing, services, logistics and warehousing and recall estate sectors of the economy.
We are currently searching for a “LEGAL SERVICE MANAGER” and a “CONTRACT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGER” for our Legal Department.

Requirements: 

THE POSITION: LEGAL SERVICES MANAGER
Reporting to the company secretary/legal advisers, the legal services manager will be responsible for litigation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, debt recovery, legislative intelligence and advisory, police matters legal aspects of employee issues, legal aspect of banking transactions, general legal advisory, legal cost and litigation, budget management etc.
SPECIFIC JOB ROLES
Management of the litigation and debtors portfolio; and resolution of the legal disputes of UAC of Nigeria Plc and its Business Units (‘group’) through Alternate Dispute Resolution techniques;
Manages the litigation budget and implements legal cost cutting techniques for he group;
Implements an effective legislative intelligence and advisory systems which support the group’s strategic and operational plans;
Manages the group’s relationship with external counsel/law firms and serves as the link between the group and external law firms/counsel;
Advise the group on legal aspects of baming and employee relations’
Handles police matters and manage police relations for the group;
JOB REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate must:
Have at least a second class upper degree in law;
Have at least 10 years post call experience of which 8 years should have been spent in a similar position of multinational company/conglomerate or op range multi-structured legal practice with focus on commercial law, corporate law and practice, real estate, law of securities, litigation practice and ADR-Alternate Dispute Resolution techniques, employment law, law of banking and securities etc;
Be computer literate;
Have excellent written and oral communication skills
THE POSITION – CONTRACTS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGER
Reporting to the company Secretary/Legal Adviser, the Contracts & Intellectual Property Manager will be responsible for negotiation, drafting and vetting of all contracts, agreements, leases, joint venture arrangements, group wide licenses, legal aspects of franchising, and the management of intellectual property (trademarks, copyright, patents and designs, confidential information etc.) of the group.
SPECIFIC JOB ROLES
Drafting, vetting and negotiating agreements, leases, franchises, licenses, joint venture agreements and other forms of agreement for UAC of Nigeria Plc and its Business Unit
Manage the intellectual property portfolio of UAC of Nigeria Plc and its Business units including but not limited to registration and protection of Trademarks, design, patents etc. within and outside Nieria and on the web; management of copyright and confidential information etc
Develop and implement an effective contract management process including contract depository, contract register contract register, contract templates, contact filing and contract status reporting nd compliance feedback;
Provide input into development and maintenance of an IP database system requirement.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate must:
Have at least a second class upper degree in law;
Have at least 10 years post call experience of which 8 years should have been spent in a similar position of multinational company/conglomerate or op range multi-structured legal practice with focus on commercial law, corporate law, real estate law , legal drafting & conveyance, intellectual property management, law of franchising and joint venture agreements
Be computer literate;
Have excellent written and oral communication skills
Be able to draft complex, amendment, bids, deeds and other legal documents.
REMUNERATION: Very competitive in line with Industry Practice
TO APPLY
Please send you resume to careers@uacnplc.com not later than 8th August, 2011.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email.

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