Senior Manager: Commercial Legal (Digital Service) (Ref: BBSMCLDS)

Position in the Legal sector in Gauteng - Gauteng
Posted On Wednesday 3 February 2021
Job Description:

Our client is a multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in 22 countries across Africa, Europe, and Asia.

They are committed to inspiring and enabling growth by leading the charge towards a bold, new digital world. They are entering a new phase in their lifecycle where operational and commercial excellence has become critical for success.

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Working closely with the Executive Leadership Team and the Opco CEOs, the Executive: Group

The Senior Manager: Commercial Legal is responsible to manage all aspects of commercial legal requirements, transactions and initiatives within the Group, with a primary focus on digital services and digital products. This role will manage and provide guidance and advice on legal aspects of transactions, legal risks and other legal matters. Provide guidance, support and advice to operating units in relation to commercial legal matters, with a primary focus on digital services and digital products.





4-year Academic Degree with Honours (LLB or equivalent preferred)

Qualified attorney

MBA / Masters advantageous

Fluent in English

Fluent in French (an advantage)




Minimum 5 - 8 years’ of Legal Experience at a reputable law firm.

Experience advising on matters, transactions and regulatory issues relating to digital services and digital products, including new media, VAS, video, music, gaming and advertising.

Experience drafting and negotiating transactions involving the procurement, development, licensing and support of technology products and services, and intellectual property

Experience managing and negotiating complex or sophisticated commercial transactions, including transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.

Experience working with and managing multiple stakeholders

Experience working in, or advising, entities operating in the telecommunications industry (an advantage)

Work across diverse cultures and geographies

Understanding of, and familiarity with:

  • Digital services and digital products, including new media, VAS, video, music, gaming, and advertising
  • Regulatory and compliance requirements and principles impacting, or relevant to, new media, video, music, gaming and advertising
  • Intellectual property laws, data protection laws and anti-trust laws
  • Emerging technologies

Interest in the use of technology to deliver legal services

Knowledge of the Telecoms industry and practices (an advantage)

Knowledge and familiarity with procurement processes in large organisations (an advantage)



A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Bennita Birkett