Takealot - Legal Counsel, Cape Town

Last update 2024-04-17
Expires 2024-05-17
ID #1995426710
Takealot - Legal Counsel, Cape Town
South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Modified January 15, 2024

Description, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Legal Counsel to join our team in Cape Town

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, 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. 

Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Draft, review and assist with the negotiation of various commercial contracts on behalf of the Takealot Group
  • Update and improve template documents
  • Assist with dispute resolution and general litigation
  • Monitor and advise on new legal developments affecting the Takealot Group
  • Conduct legal research, draft legal opinions, and provide legal advice to the Takealot Group as required
  • Provide or facilitate training
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders of the Takealot Group
  • Assist with the design, implementation and management of contract drafting and contract management software to aid the delivery of legal services to the Takealot Group
  • Support the legal team as required
  • Attributes required:

  • Proactive with a consistently 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
  • Qualifications & Experience:

  • LLB, admitted attorney or advocate in South Africa
  • 3-5 years post-admission experience at the bar, a well-established law firm, or in the in-house legal department of a large corporate
  • Experience in corporate and commercial law is essential, and particularly in drafting and reviewing contracts 
  • Preferred:

  • Experience in e-commerce would be ideal
  • The Environment:

  • 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 is 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
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • Job details:

    Job type: Full time
    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary type: Monthly
    Occupation: Takealot - legal counsel

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