- Dual Legal and Commercial GM role
- Join the senior management team
- Take the legal lead on large projects
Rare senior Adelaide role. Use your commerciality and legal skills as General Counsel for Saab Australia. Lead a small legal and commercial team.
Saab Australia (Saab) is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.
From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.
The General Counsel & GM Commercial will lead Saab’s commercial group, comprising a small in-house legal team and contract managers. Responsible for Saab’s commercial strategy and processes, including legal, contract management, risk and export controls, the successful lawyer will be a key member of the senior management team, and contribute to the broader goals of Saab. The lawyer will also likely be appointed as Company Secretary of Saab Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
This role offers high-quality legal work on a mix of significant projects, complex contracts, general commercial advice and regulatory and defence specific issues. Working closely with internal and external stakeholders and the Saab Group global legal team, the GC will provide proactive, commercially focused legal advice to execute initiatives and objectives of Saab, including:
- Taking the lead legal role on key projects, tenders & significant commercial and construction agreements
- Overseeing the well-established contracts management team
- Legal and regulatory compliance
- Overseeing risk management
- Providing strategic advice on legal and commercial issues
- Provide corporate governance and secretariat advice
Saab employs over 600 Australians and is committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience. By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised. You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.
Leading the legal and commercial team at Saab offers a rare Adelaide opportunity to undertake sophisticated local work and add value to significant projects.
In addition to a strong package, Saab offers significant benefits as set out on our careers page, but include an additional 2 weeks of leave, WFH, income protection insurance, 12% super and a variety of health and wellbeing initiatives.
To be considered for this role you will be a commercially focussed and astute senior lawyer, with corporate and commercial experience gained in a quality in-house team or leading law firm. You will possess experience in areas relevant to Saab, and have worked on and led significant negotiations. You will understand the legal and risk requirements of a complex multi-disciplinary company, and in addition to your honed legal skills, you will enjoy dealing with senior executives and leading a small team. You will have a current practising certificate, and meet citizen eligibility requirements to comply with Defence Industry security requirements.
How to apply
To discuss this role or obtain the PD in full confidence for this strictly Adelaide based role, email your CV or a LinkedIn profile to Paul Burgess, Director, Burgess Paluch Legal Recruitment, via [email protected] or call Paul on 0414 687 629.
This role is exclusive to Burgess Paluch.
Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds. Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.
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