Senior Legal Counsel
Cape Town, South Africa
3d ago, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel (Regulatory and Compliance) to join our Takealot Legal Team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people to join us. We offer market related benefits, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

This position reports to the Head of Legal

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Keeping abreast with new legal developments
  • Overseeing the implementation of regulatory compliance
  • Support the Legal Team were required
  • Assist with training and seminars
  • Assist with dispute resolution
  • Attributes Required :

  • Able to proactively engage with the operational teams
  • Proactive with a positive attitude
  • Team player
  • Good drafting skills
  • Ability to work hard, independently and within a team
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Detail-orientated whilst remaining practical
  • Good working knowledge of South African law in general, but with particular focus on regulatory compliance in the retail industry (eg.
  • Competition related matters, NRCS, ICASA and POPI)

    Qualification & Experience

  • LLB, admitted attorney or practicing advocate in South Africa
  • 4 to 8 years post-admission experience at a well-established law firm in commercial / corporate law, or in the in-house legal department of a large corporate
  • General experience in regulatory compliance issues.
  • Experience in competition law preferred.
  • The Environment :

  • com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all. We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to employ Extraordinary Minds , people who are :

  • Experts at DOING, they can not only design but also execute
  • Analytical, able to use data to make decisions. Letting data decide but not consume
  • Although innovation is important, GREAT requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours
  • Always questioning the status quo
  • Not averse to risk
  • Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • Self-directed, taking action based on own initiative
  • Collaborative
  • Thorough
  • User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective
  • Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular
  • We seek to Employ an Extraordinary Mind who :

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial , thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business.
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