Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a bright, positive and hardworking Junior Legal Counsel to join our team in Cape Town.
The legal team supports the Takealot Group as a whole which includes Takealot.com, Superbalist.com, Mr D Food.
We are looking for a results-oriented, creative critical thinker with strong strategic and analytical experience to support the ambitious growth of our business.
You need to be strong in both root-cause analysis and driving to action in other words, be both a thinker and a doer. You need to be passionate about the potential of e-
commerce and delivering world-class customer experience. And, because we operate in a fast-growing, quick-moving environment, we’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, thrives under change , and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster.
Draft, review, negotiate and finalise contracts
Update and improve template documents
Assist with dispute resolution, including consumer matters
Keep abreast of new legal developments affecting the business
Assist with regulatory matters
Assist with training and seminars
Integrate with the business via regular communication
Support the legal team as required
Proactive with a consistently 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
Qualifications & Experience :
LLB, admitted attorney in South Africa
1-2 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
Experience in commercial law issues generally, and particularly in drafting / reviewing contracts
Experience in technology and retail would be ideal, but is not strictly required
The Environment :
takealot.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, its all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :
is respectful but forthright
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 business SMART. 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 HARD WORKING
If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!
Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference