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Rōia Matua Senior Legal Counsel

  • Job typeJob type: Partial Onsite
  • Job Level3-Expert
  • Wellington

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Company Description
We believe that if we want to be a world class Kiwi Company, we shouldn’t just employ people, divide them into functional departments and tell them what to do. Instead, we defined a purpose – powering better journeys, today and tomorrow – and go about achieving this by setting clear goals and expectations and embracing diversity of thought.

At Z, Customer Experience is at the heart of everything we do – our strategy, capability development and investment decisions. We’re creating and continually developing products and digital channels our customers will love and that make their lives easier.

Job Description
Our legal team support all areas of Z’s business and ensure that our enterprise legal risks are appropriately managed. They enable and empower Z’s business outcomes within the law and protect Z’s licence to operate and keep our people safe.

There are some exciting changes within our Legal team creating multiple opportunities – newly created roles, travel adventures and parental journeys – it’s all happening at Z! We are looking for a Rōia Matua Senior Legal Counsel to join us (check out our other vacancies for the Rōia Legal Counsel opportunities). Working as part of our skilled and passionate in-house team will see you support Z’s goal of powering better journeys, today and tomorrow during an exciting time in our industry.

As our Rōia Matua Senior Legal Counsel you will provide leadership and guidance to both the team and across our business while providing specialist legal advice across a variety of areas. It is a senior role within the team requiring you to support and mentor your members of the legal team and due to the structure of our work will also see you get involved in delivering on our mahi.

If you are ready for the next challenge in your legal career and are looking to bring your skillset to a rewarding role, we would love to kōrero.

You will have the opportunity to

* Provide leadership and deliver specialist legal advice which is commercial, clear, pragmatic and fit for purpose across all investment streams, to manage risks across our business; this may include legal, commercial, financial, regulatory (including H&S), and reputational risks
* Lead commercial dealings and review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of documents including joint-venture arrangements, transaction arrangements, storage agreements, construction and property arrangements, supplier contracts, and other commercial arrangements
* This is a senior leadership role within the team, you will work closely with our Associate General Counsel and stand in for them as needed
* Participate in and guide squads as legal support for key strategic outcomes
* Build knowledge and capability across the business including written and verbal training, ‘how to’ guides, templates and other tools for self help
* Support good contract and contractor management across the business including the effective management of external legal services
* Be part of the broader Ampol group and a valued member of the Z legal whānau and as a senior member of the team commit to ongoing learning for yourself as well as providing coaching and development to enhance the capability of the team
* Take the lead on dispute resolution processes, including any litigation or arbitration
* Stay well informed across regulatory and statutory reform identifying risks and opportunities for Z

What you’ll bring to Z

* An admitted Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand with 7-10 years PQE
* Generalist experience, but you may have worked across commercial, competition, company, energy and property law
* Experience in a senior legal role providing specialist advice and guiding and mentoring a team to successful outcomes
* The ability to build strong relationships across the business and communicate legal advice to a wide variety of stakeholders
* Demonstrated experience of adding value, finding innovative ways to make things better and improving the process of giving and receiving advice
* Strategic business sense, an understanding of strategy and applying this to an operating environment/industry
* Experience in drafting and negotiating commercial arrangements and operating in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
* The ability to operate at a senior level and as well as the willingness to be part of the team and deliver on our work
And of course, you’ll be passionate about what matters to Z, embracing and living our values to help us deliver on our aspirations and broader commitment to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Z we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Additional Information
What we can offer you

* A competitive remuneration package including short-term incentive plan, medical insurance for you and your family, enhanced employer contribution for KiwiSaver
* Generous leave provisions including enhanced sick leave, parental leave benefits and the option to buy additional leave
* The balance of hybrid working, enjoy some of your week at home and some in our welcoming office space
* The opportunity to contribute and be part of a supportive team that is here to make a difference
* A chance to build your own capability through learning from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable people who have a desire to share their insights along with access to upskilling opportunities and career development across the organisation
* Two days a year to do Good in your Hood, though our volunteering scheme, a chance for you to help others in your community in a meaningful way to you

The base salary range for this role is $151,725 to $178,500 per annum, plus 15% STI based on company performance, a 5% KiwiSaver employer contribution and health insurance through Southern Cross.

Why Z?

Z is a dynamic and innovative Kiwi company that provides energy solutions for today while working on playing our part in Aotearoa’s shift towards a low-carbon future – a transition that we’re passionate about.

Being proudly Kiwi, we’re up for challenging the status quo, stand-up for what we believe is right and most importantly, we back our team to bring their true selves to work every day. Our flexible working approach and Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick accreditations – backed by our strong company values, Tū Kaha Stand Up, Tū Maia Speak Out, Tū Kotahi Side by Side – have created an open and inclusive workplace that promotes personal development, and is underpinned by a desire for our people and our communities to succeed.

One of the things we stand for at Z is Diversity & Inclusion. It is our belief that having a diverse workforce make it possible to deliver an extraordinary future and to power better journeys, today and tomorrow.

We’re distinctive in our approach and if you’re up for a challenge, we’d love you to be part of it. If this sounds like a place you believe you can add value and grow your own capability, then make sure you read Our Why, it’s our founding document and provides further insights in what it means to part of the Z whānau. If Z feels like a good match for your head and your heart, come join us for one heck of a journey!

Whakauru | Apply

Apply via this link here. Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for Z.

Applications close: Friday 5th July 2024

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.

To be considered for this position you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

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