takealot.com, 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
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 takealot.com 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
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
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
thinks like an owner of the business.
is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING