Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused and reliable ocean transportation services. Our vision, built from a strong heritage of uprightness, constant care, and innovation has guided our business operations since the first Maersk Line vessel sailed in 1904. By remaining committed to that vision, we have expanded our business to become the world’s largest ocean carrier. We are consistently recognized as the most reliable container shipping company.
Maersk Nigeria is represented in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Kano and oversees the business activities in Togo, Benin Republic, Ghana and Niger as the mother country for the Central West Africa cluster.
A rewarding and challenging opportunity where you can demonstrate technical Corporate Affairs, Legal & claims expertise, knowledge of local statutory and tax regulations, commercial acumen, communication skills as well as prioritisation and planning skills in a high-performing, dynamic, exciting cluster within Maersk Line.
You will join a truly international environment and work with a professional and competent team where you will be able to learn best practice, acquire diverse stakeholder management skills and gain hands-on experience and management exposure for further career advancement within the organisation.
Legal & Contracts:
•Researching and advising on local and international law issues and relevant legislation affecting the agencies in the cluster.
•Managing litigation portfolio and supervision of external legal counsel and other professional advisers as necessary and managing the associated costs.
•Overseeing litigation portfolio in the daughter countries (DC) and providing guidance to Legal & Claims officers in DC to ensure legal costs are optimized.
•Ensure that the P&I Club is notified on any matter (writs) in the cluster before referring to External Solicitors, follow up on all matters and provide assistance/information needed until the conclusion of such matters.
•Managing systems and processes to ensure efficiency in the administration of the legal function
•Act as legal business partner by providing legal advisory support on corporate and legal issues to Cluster Management, all functions in the cluster. Legal advisory support to the Management and organization at all levels on a variety of corporate and legal issues.
•Act as the key corporate secretarial support within Maersk Nigeria Limited for the Senior Management and the Statutory Meetings.
•Ensuring that any contractual and legal matters affecting the Agencies in the cluster are properly addressed.
•Investigation, handling, documentation and recovery of claims filed against and by the company in Nigeria.
•Develop cluster claims guidelines and ensure best practice sharing within the Cluster in terms of service recovery and legal processes.
•Training and education of new and old employees on claims handling processes.
•Work in close collaboration with Centre and Regional legal team to ensure effective & efficient handling of claims & legal matters in the cluster.
•Responsible for ensuring adequate insurance cover, insurance policy monitoring, premium calculation /processing (for payment) and handling insurance claims.
•Relationship management with the Company’s insurance brokers and insurance companies.
•Responsible for the preparation and provision of the board file and AGM file for the Company’s statutory meetings to the board members and/or shareholders.
•Proactive management on corporate governance and statutory compliance administration.
•Supervision of the procurement and admin functions.
We are looking for
•Minimum Bachelor degree holder in Law.
•Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience. Industry experience is an advantage.
•Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills.
•Experience as ‘Leader of Others’ and with a proven track-record of developing and coaching direct reports.
•Attentive to details and results-oriented.
•Has a good sense of urgency with strong capabilities to work with tight deadlines.
•Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English.
•High degree of initiative, a self-starter,
•Comfortable building relationships.
•Assertive with Good interpersonal skills
Last application date: 27/12/2017