Legal Advisor (Vice President – Legal and Risk) (Mining and Chemical Manufacturing)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #405503AH
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Legal, Mining / Mining Houses
Employer Description

A mining and chemical manufacturing company with headoffice located in Gauteng. Position will be based in Head office located centrally in Gauteng but must be willing to travel between other offices in SA as needed.

Job Description


To manage the legal, risk and compliance function within the organisation and to act as legal adviser to the executive committee and the Board regarding all legal, compliance and risk related matters affecting the business. To develop and implement a legal strategy that ensures that the organisation acts lawfully and in a legal compliant manner in all its dealings and operations, while maintaining profitability and achieving company goals.


Develop, implement and manage overarching legal strategies. Provide regulatory and compliance oversight. Provide Legal counsel and build internal Legal capacity. Establish and embed an effective reporting system regarding Legal and risk matters within the Foskor group. Establish and maintain strategic alliances, investor relations and stakeholder relations. Manage compliance function and provide regulatory and general compliance oversight. Hire and instruct outside counsel as and when required and manage relationship with external legal service providers. Ensure adherence with corporate governance, ethics guidelines and other legal requirements. Develop, guide and optimize Legal and Risk team. Prepare and present legal reports and budget for EXCO and Board approval.

Reporting to : CEO

Subordinates (numbers & titles):

  • Risk Manager
  • Legal Officer
  • Company Secretariat

Will Liaise with Head of Internal Audit who will report to CEO.

Work Days / Hours: Standard

Reason for Vacancy: Replacement for current VP who is retiring.



Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Admitted as an attorney or advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Must be a South African Citizen. BEE/EE Candidates will be given first preference. Ideal Qualifications: Post - graduate qualification in corporate or commercial law, or other appropriate legal field, will be an added advantage.


Minimum 15 years of Legal experience (preferably in the chemical, fertilizer, petrochemical and mining industry). Minimum 8 years management experience of which 3 years should have been at Senior Management level and 5 years at General Management / Executive Management level. Proven leadership qualities, general management skills and the ability to function at a strategic level. Team player, change agent, decision making, forward thinking and excellent communication skills. Excellent financial and business acumen, multi-functional expertise and high-quality interface management skills. Ability to manage and achieve deadlines.

Salary / Package

R2 Mill to R3 Mill per annum dependent on experience


Airline tickets / AA rates on car travel for any business travel required.