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Legal & Ext Relations
Legal Counsel - Commercial Contracts (12m Fixed Term Contract)
Melbourne City & Inner
Contract Full Time

Lion is one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, and the Dairy & Drinks division of the business is currently looking for a mid-senior level lawyer (5-8 PQE) to join the team as a Legal Counsel on a 12-month fixed-term contract.


This is an exciting opportunity to business partner a key division within our Sales team which services over 30,000 customers nationally – ranging from your local milk bar, through to independent grocers, petrol and convenience stores, airlines, stadiums and schools - to name a few!


The role requires partnering our network governance team which manages the hundreds of third party distributors who deliver our products within this particular sales channel and also provides whole of business partnering to our Canberra Milk joint venture.


As a Legal Counsel at Lion your communication skills, commercial acumen, solutions focussed approach and collaborative style will set you up for success in our team. An understanding of trade practices, including competition law, and a background in franchise and distribution networks will also be beneficial in this role where you will:

  • Draft, negotiate and provide general commercial legal advice on sales contracts, distribution contracts and franchise agreements
  • Partner the Sales team to respond to tenders
  • Deal with any disputes and other day to day legal issues


We’re committed to helping our people be their best and have a great time along the way. We’ll empower you to make an impact in your time with us, and do all we can to nurture your personal life too.


Start a conversation with us today and explore how you’ll make a difference.