Legal Manager Cameroon, Responsable Juridique Cameroun, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Legal Manager Cameroon, Responsable Juridique Cameroun, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the Role:

Line Manager : Regional Legal & Compliance Director

Category : 10

Location : Douala

No of positions : 01

Type of contract : Full Time

The responsibility of the Legal Manager for Cameroon is to safeguard the interests of the Barry Callebaut Group legal entities in the country through any required legal means. He/she reports functionally to the Regional Legal & Compliance Director- Africa and operationally to the Country Managing Director.

Key responsibilities include:

Protect the Business from legal and commercial risks by providing business-oriented legal services, including the drafting and review of documents which may generate liability or obligations, paying attention to quality, timeliness and business objectives. Assist all legal entities in business and corporate transactions with robust analysis while minimizing costs and mitigating risks;

Drive the Legal Department’s objectives in Cameroon under the supervision of the Regional Legal & Compliance Director;

Review, draft and advice on contract negotiations with a range of external partners including out of Cameroon;

Engage with the local, Regional and Group management on relevant legal & compliance topics when required;

Provide trainings on regulation ad policies to various functional and business areas;

Effectively build and manage external counsels network to deliver robust support to the business at an optimized cost;

Perform an active regulatory watch and update/train the Business on a potential impact;

Roll out the Compliance agenda, strategy and activities; act as the Compliance champion in Cameroon.

About You:

Minimum Bac+5 in Private/ Business law

At least 7 years of experience in multinational companies or a reputable international law firm at a senior level

Professional proficiency in English

Excellent knowledge of the Cameroon regulatory environment and perfect mastery of OHADA regulation

Experience in dealing with senior government officials or institutions

Solid experience in Labor law and alternative dispute resolution

Good experience in litigation management including related stakeholders

Knowledge/experience in Compliance is an advantage

Knowledge in Data Privacy (Nice to have)

Ability to deal/interact with Senior Management including at the Group level

Good communication skills

Challenges status quo /innovative

Ability to work without supervision

Team manager

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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