Bacardi Limited is one of the largest privately held, family-owned spirits companies in the world. Originally known for its eponymous Bacardi white rum, it now has a portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels. Founded in Cuba in 1862 and family-owned for seven generations, Bacardi Limited employs more than 7,000 people with sales in approximately 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.
About the role:
As Legal Director for India you will be the primary legal advisor for the Indian business. This is an exceptionally varied role requiring providing high quality and timely legal advice to the Indian Leadership Team on a wide range of commercial matters.
RESPONSIBILITIES - WITH OUR CONSUMER AT THE HEART YOUR KEY FOCUS WILL BE
Provide expert counsel and advice to the Indian business on legal, regulatory, and social responsibility issues impacting the business.
Proactively communicate issues back to the Indian Leadership Team and drive good business, legal and operational processes throughout the organization.
Prioritise legal advice on “front line” (sales and marketing) activities in the Indian Business, ensuring compliance with all applicable local and regional laws and regulations, as well internal policies, and guidelines.
Manage the process, negotiation, drafting and monitoring of legal documents in the full spectrum of commercial transactions involving the Indian Business.
Provide legal and policy support to the other functions in the Indian Business, including HR, Finance, IT, Supply Chain and Internal Audit.
Manage dispute procedures, including litigation and pre-litigation claims, negotiations, arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
Prepare and deliver the yearly budget for the legal function in the Indian Business, maintaining external spend and expenses on or below budget.
Skills and Experience:
SKILLS - THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY
The ideal candidate is someone who combines both top law firm experience to start and then in house experience at a recognized international company. Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience.
Experience of interaction with management at all levels, acting with substantial autonomy. The ideal candidate also has strong business acumen, and experience working in a fast-moving matrix and cross-functional environment.
Educational degree: Law Degree with excellent academic curriculum. Fully qualified lawyer with a qualification to practice in India.
Fluent in Hindi and English (with real capacity and experience in the use of the language – oral and written- in a working commercial and legal environment);
Detailed knowledge of major areas of law relating to the functions of a major international corporation, with substantial commercial operations. Solid generalist legal background.
Outstanding critical thinking, analytical, negotiation and drafting skills
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