• Permanent Full Time
  • Melbourne
  • 4-7 years’ PQE

Direct report to Chief Legal & Commercial Officer | Broad portfolio of responsibilities | Legal Counsel in renowned entity

Fabulous role for mid-level commercial/property lawyer to work in-house.

  • Direct report to Chief Legal & Commercial Officer
  • Broad portfolio of responsibilities
  • Legal Counsel in renowned entity

Melbourne Market Authority is a statutory body that operates the only wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market in Victoria. With over 1500 businesses and a $2 billion annual trade, MMA plays a vital role in the Victorian economy and is committed to innovation, quality, and operational excellence, fostering a positive impact on communities and the environment.

Reporting to the Chief Legal & Commercial Officer, the Legal Counsel, Commercial & Property is responsible for day-to-day work for MMA’s legal, property and insurance portfolios. The role deals with an array of complex issues, requiring you to liaise with numerous stakeholders regularly.  Among other matters the role includes: general commercial contracting, property and tenancy management, compliance, tendering and procurement, employment, disputes, privacy and insurance. You will provide leadership to the property team including direct reports.

Interaction with multiple stakeholders means that communication skills and the ability to juggle priorities and manage workflow are important attributes. A commercial and/or property lawyer with mid-level experience will enjoy the challenges of this role. Candidates currently in-house or in private practice will be considered.

This role suits a lawyer who enjoys a broad role and the opportunity to contribute within a small organisation in a broader sense.   You are responsive, practical and outcomes focused. You will apply yourself to the role with integrity, professionalism and enthusiasm.

MMA is committed to delivering a modern, sustainable, and thriving Melbourne Market. Be a key player in its mission to optimize returns, ensure fair trading, and maintain a commercially viable wholesale facility.

Hybrid working model. Free onsite parking.

Ref: MCNP21698

Location: Melbourne

Closing date: Tuesday 16 April 2024


To apply, please send your resume to our exclusively retained consultant, Nicola Phillips:

P: 0419 568 519

E: nicola.phillips@mahlab.com.au




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