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Senior Legal Manager - Corporate Service Contracts

Job Description

Job Description

As Senior Legal Manager, you will partner with our commercial teams across the business to provide clear, straightforward legal advice to meet strategic goals and support supplier relationships. You will be actively encouraged to think innovatively about the delivery of legal support, engage in horizon-scanning and provide key advisory on changes in the retail and consumer space., This position is a significant leadership role within the legal team, covering corporate M&A, financing, Company Secretariat functions and commercial contracts for finance, Money & Mobile, ABS, Bellis Group Companies elements. This position works closely with the Treasury, Tax, Controllership and Investor Relations team to drive robust corporate governance and ensuring the business complies with a wide range of company and financial obligations. Accountability for company secretariat services across 60 group companies across the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and Turkey, including the attendance at shareholder and executive board meetings.

  • -Minute taking at board meeting for AGL and Bellis entities (Exec Comm, Rem &Nom Co, Audit Co, CERA and FS Board meetings.)

  • -Drafting and coordinating of written resolutions across the Asda and Bellis groups to document decisions.

  • -Accountable for:-

  • - the delivery of training to directors and officers within the Asda group.

  • - managing the appointment and retirement of statutory directors

  • -Providing ad-hoc legal advice and support across a wide range of areas, in particular KYC requests and queries from the Finance and Financial Services teams.

  • -managing 60 group companies across the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and Turkey.

  • -for GNFR contract support for ABS, Finance and Money & Mobile (circa 68 instructions in 2021), plus any contracts for the Bellis entities.

  • -Secured finance work including monitoring covenant compliance

  • -Leading the development of templates, terms of reference and policies to align the business' governance processes.

  • -Supporting one-off M&A projects on an ad-hoc basis where required, including the drafting, negotiation and leading the due diligence on such matters (as required)

  • -Maintaining MI, the digital tech platform for corporate management and GNFR contracts for finance, M&M etc

  • -Managing budgets and instructing external lawyers where appropriate.

  • Manages an internal team and external legal team

  • Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent

Candidate Description

  • 8+ years PQE legal experience, including ideally across Corporate M&A and Company Secretarial.

  • Experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of corporate and commercial contracts.

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (including with GC, Exec and shareholders).

  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.

Employer Description

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. Loading… Close map Location Asda House - Leeds Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD Loading… Open In Google Maps Show Nearby Train StationsBus StationsGymsCafés