Legal Specialist at JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

To assist the Legal Manager in advising on commercial and regulatory matters as well as other issues affecting the JTI/JT group of companies in Bangladesh.

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Post: Legal Specialist
Company/Organization: JTI (Japan Tobacco International)
To assist the Legal Manager in advising on commercial and regulatory matters as well as other issues affecting the JTI/JT group of companies in Bangladesh.
Vacancy: Not Specified. 
Job Location – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary – Not Specified.
Benefits/facilities –
  • Not Specified.
Job Profile / Responsibilities: 
    • Assisting the business (including Global Supply Chain, marketing, sales & distribution, and Leaf etc.) with developing an improved understanding of tobacco and commercial regulations, as well as improved capability to communicate/discuss/align on legal issues in a timely and appropriate manner
      • Advising on commercial law, including contracts and commercial issues
      • Reviewing general commercial contracts (e.g. trading, purchasing, supply, service, distribution agreements, etc.)
      • Advising the business on product or factory (including leaf-related) regulation, including reviewing developments and legislation on relevant legal and regulatory matters and informing the business
      • Advising on packaging and marketing activities
      • Advising on licensing applications and renewals
      • Advising the business on employment, data protection, consumer protection, competition, anti-corruption and bribery and other relevant laws to ensure compliance
    • Assisting the Legal Manager in conducting corporate secretarial duties and advising on corporate governance related issues
    • Assisting in defending the company’s interests and advocating certain corporate positions
    • Assisting in matters related to JTI’s entities in Bangladesh, including corporate governance, leases, contracts, industrial relations and labour matters.
    • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Legal Director from time to time.
Educational Requirements:
  • University degree from a reputable University
  • Must have at least district court enrollment
Experience : 
  • Common law qualified lawyer with 5+ years’ experience
  • Previous in-house experience desirable but not essential
Functional Competencies: Not Specified.
Behavioral Competencies: Not Specified.
Additional Requirements:
    • Excellent communication skills in English and Bengali, both verbal and written.
    • Experience in reviewing general commercial contracts in English and Bengali.
    • Regulatory and/or litigation experience would be desirable.
    • Basic awareness of employment, competition and intellectual property (i.e. trademarks, copyright, etc.) law principles.
    • Ability to understand the business, its strategies, its people and its organization structures
    • Awareness of legal and commercial risks
    • Ability to interact confidently with members of the organization at different levels
    • Dynamic, proactive and flexible, with an ability to identify and act upon opportunities with confidence
    • Ability to deliver advice in a clear logical manner
    • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
    • Attention to detail and a desire to execute with excellence
    • A team player, adaptable, a keen learner, with a passion for an in-house legal career
    • Computer literate – good working knowledge of Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint
    • Ability to travel both inside and outside the country.
Special information: 
  • Not Specified.
Application Deadline: 30 May, 2020
Application Procedure: Online through JTI Website