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Head of Legal

Date:  18-Nov-2022
Country:  India
Function:  Legal & EBP


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Summary

Legal & Compliance Head will ensure OTBS conducts its activities, and manages its relationships with Enterprise Customers, Strategic Vendors, Employees and other stakeholders in compliance with the law and with integrity; promotes the highest ethical standards across OTBS and assists in setting the tone for a compliance culture; and ensures protection of the OTBS logo, trademarks and Intellectual property worldwide
This position is responsible for providing high quality legal advice to OTBS Board and Senior Management on a full range of legal related strategic and operational issues
Participate in OTBS growth journey, Instil and foster a culture of legal compliance, advocate for Ethics & Compliance across all levels, build relationships with external legal advisors as needed


Job Description

Contract negotiation 
Negotiate, review and draft contracts, RFP and other strategic documents from legal perspective
Review all contracts or any other documentation where OTBS has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the senior management’s attention 
Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration embedding latest technology tools
Prepare and advise on the necessary legal checklist to carry out business transactions and assist businesses in achieving growth plans
Policy development and Litigation Management
Provide legal protection and risk management advice especially on intellectual property and copyrights
Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures in the countries OTBS operates
Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken
Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers
Regulatory compliance
Develop and operationalize Enterprise Risk Management framework and reports to senior management
Formulate legal compliance checklists for India, Singapore and all the other applicable countries and continuously monitor the same
Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff and other stakeholders

Profile Description

LLB / LLM or equivalent qualification from reputed institute with around 15 years of experience 
Experience of handling global contracts and IP related knowledge is a must
Working experience in IT / ITES industry will be an added advantage
Should possess outstanding collaboration, conflict management and global stake holder management skills


Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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