Legal Counsel, ASEAN & South Pacific
Coca Cola
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh VN
5 ngày trước

Legal Counsel, ASEAN & South Pacific

POSITION OVERVIEW :

This role will support the ASEAN and South Pacific operating unit,specifically the East Franchise Unit, with focus on Vietnam and Cambodia.

The successful candidate will provide counselling on contract, commercial, marketing, product supply,food law,employment,privacyand antitrust law (among others) to all of the client groups, draft and negotiate agreements, and review marketingmaterials, campaignsand promotional mattersas part of the East Franchise legal team.

Further, thesuccessful candidatewill provide guidance and direction regarding the Company’soperations,compliance programs and policies, including the Code of Business Conduct, competition law policies,privacy and data protectionand regulatory compliance.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :

Managethe corporate maintenanceand reportorialwork for the legal entities in Vietnam and Cambodia.

  • Provideproactiveand creativestrategic and tactical legal counseling and support, advice and assist in problem resolution on a timely basis;
  • work as part of cross-functional teams on projects and initiatives todrivethe Company’s vision of emerging stronger

    Proactively provide legal opinion as needed, conduct legal research and where necessary, work with outside counsel for advice on complex matters and local laws / regulations

    Draft, review, and negotiate key legal contracts to achieve business objectives, minimize risk and ensure compliance with Company policies, laws, and regulations

    Review and approve all marking initiatives including all labels,claims,packaging, advertising, campaignsand promotionalinitiatives,PACand consumer communications

    Provide litigation assessment counseling and risk mitigation advice

    Participate inallcross-functional projects on innovation, new product launches and development.

    Represent and / or guide the representation of Company interests in dealing with local governmental authorities.

    Ensure compliance with Company policy and provide proper training and support in the areasof corporate governance, includingbut not limitedto Code of Business Conduct, Anti-Bribery Compliance, Supplier Guiding Principles,FCPA, Trade Sanctions, Anti-trustand other policies.

    Provide local language translations and interpretations of legal and marketing materials in local language for accurate understanding by non-local language speakers.

    Develop and support efficiency opportunities within the legal function to enhance the agility and effectiveness of the legal function.

    Carry out any other instruction given by OU Counselto the East Franchise legal teamto advance the interests of the Business.

    Support OU Counsel on strategic legal advice and guidance to OU leadership team

    KEY TECHNICAL SKILLS :

    Business Partnership and Legal Efficiency : Provide strategic legal support and business solutions to ensure realization of business priorities, while continuing to identify opportunities to bring consistency and uniformity to legal work and implementation of initiatives in an effort to enhance business-wide activities.

  • Asset Protection and Risk Identification / Management : Protect,defendandenforce the Company’s intellectual property rights;
  • identify, assess, and mitigate, minimize, eliminate and manage risks through preventative compliance initiatives; manage and resolve litigation and other dispute resolution and provide pre-litigation counselingand litigation avoidance;
  • and ensure that the operations of the business comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.Provide strategic and thought leadership on all marketing activities, including the review and approval of advertising, marketing, promotional and merchandising materials, and claims.

    Governance and Compliance : Drive and promote an ethical culture, and ensure compliance and governance standards are followed in operating units by serving as Local Ethics Officers, providing training and counsel on COBC, and administering compliance with regulatory and policy requirements, including among other, those related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Trade Sanctions, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, Use of Competitive Sensitive Information, Employment and Labor Law, Securities Law,Privacy and Data Protectionlaws,Environmental and Food Law.

    Contracts and Transactions : Draft, review and negotiate customer, M & A, distribution, procurement, sponsorship,marketingand other contracts with significant authority as per delegation of authority to make final decision on legal issue.

    LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS :

    Drive Innovation : Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)

    CollaborateWithSystem, Customers, And Other Stakeholders : Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)

    Act LikeAnOwner : Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders

    Inspire Others : Inspire people to deliver our purpose,missionand vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible

    Develop SelfAndOthers : Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential

    GROWTH BEHAVIORS :

    GROWTH MINDSET : Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.

    SMART RISK : Makes bold decisions / recommendations.

    EXTERNALLY FOCUSED : Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his / her work. Tracks and shares external trends, bestpracticesor ideas.

    PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE : Has high performance standards. Outperforms her / his peers.

    FAST / AGILE : Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.

    EMPOWERED : Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

    FUNCTIONAL SKILLS :

    Ability to develop and effectively communicate sound legal advice and analysis, including alternative business solutions and best practices whiletaking into accountCompany objectives and risks to the business.

    Contract Drafting and Negotiation : Ability to synthesize business terms and incorporate legal protections into a binding and effective agreement.

    Ability to effectively negotiate with counterparties to reach agreement to the benefit and protection of the Company.

    Ability to be highly organized and effective, handle multiple complex projects and carefully prioritize competing work assignments from many clients

  • Strong communication skills, including written and presentation; ability to influence varied clients, up to and including senior executives;
  • ability to communicate complex legal topics to all business clients

    Business-minded; understands that the best counselarebusiness people with law degrees

    Proficiency in English and Vietnamese languagein order toprovide effective and efficient support and accurate interpretation of legal and business materials that are in local language.

    RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE :

    No less than8years in-house counsel or law firm experience. Experience in the FMCG industry or supporting customer and commercial operations would be a plus.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Bachelor of Laws (Hons), JD degree or equivalent

    Qualified Lawyer National Bar Qualification is required

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :

    Fluent spoken and written Englishand Vietnamese. Spoken and written Khmer or French would be a plus.

    TECHNOLOGY / SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS

    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products. Strong presentation skills.

    TRAVEL :

    Under20%. Some travel may be required regionally within the operating unit.

    Our Purpose and Growth Culture :

    We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference.

    We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves.

    We focus on four key behaviors curious, empowered, inclusive and agile and value how we work as much as what we achieve.

    We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and / or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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