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WebsiteUnicomer Group (Jamaica)
Unicomer Group is the largest retailer in the region, offering many opportunities for growth and development and is looking for a talented and dedicated individual to fill the position of:
Senior Legal Officer
Located in Jamaica, the Senior Legal officer will be expected to be proactive and solutions-oriented whilst assisting the Regional Legal Counsel in analyzing complex legal and commercial issues which challenge the business. The Senior Legal Officer will be expected to implement and/or manage strategies and policies developed by the Regional Legal Counsel to ensure that such strategies and policies create tangible improvements in business performance while providing and communicating legal advice constructively and succinctly to internal and external stakeholders.

Key Functions
Provide senior managerial support to the Regional Legal Counsel with respect to a broad range of commercial, corporate and regulatory matters to ensure execution of the mandate of the Regional Legal and Compliance Department.
Draft, review and settle common operational agreements, contracts (including leases, finance agreements and non-financial business agreements) and other legal documents to ensure the group’s or relevant entity’s full legal rights are protected and commercial goals are met.
Provide clarification on legal language or specifications in contracts legislation and other operational documents, to all senior and executive management throughout the Group to ensure that the responsibilities of the Group thereunder are effectively carried out.
Assist in identifying, through research and analysis of information, initiatives that affect the business of the Group and discuss same with the Regional Counsel for further action.
Provide support to the Regional Counsel in managing and developing the contents of the internal communications on Regulatory issues for employees and key stakeholders, in order to enable the effective delivery.
Provide guidance and support with respect to work performed by the Legal Officer, as necessary to ensure alignment between the different arms of the Regional legal and Compliance department.
Maintain current knowledge of amendments in legislation which may impact the business of the Group, to ensure the operations of the Group continue to be aligned with industry trends and standards.

Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Law and Legal Education, Certificate or equivalent from a recognized institution with evidence of admission to practice law
Minimum 8 years proven experience as a legal counsel in a firm or business environment with experience in corporate and/or commercial law
Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment on a corporation
High degree of professional ethics and integrity
Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations and information ability to work unsupervised to drive a deliverable or effectively as part of a team
Excellent organizational skills
Outstanding communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft office
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