Legal Counsel (Consumer/ Food Industry)

Job title: Legal Counsel (Consumer/ Food Industry)

Company: GMG

Job description: About GMG

GMG is a global well-being company retailing, distributing and manufacturing a portfolio of leading international and home-grown brands across sport, everyday goods, health and beauty, properties, and logistics sectors. Its vision is to inspire people to win in ways that make the world better. GMG’s investments span across five key verticals: GMG Sports, GMG Everyday Goods, GMG Health and Beauty, GMG Properties, and GMG Logistics. Under the ownership and management of the Baker family, it has become a leading global company, affiliated with the world’s most successful and respected brands in the well-being sector. Working across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, GMG has introduced more than 120 brands into its markets.

About the role

  • Exhibits familiarity with terms and conditions of the different types of contracts for GMG group and third party and applies such understanding of the terms and conditions in the work processes by means of verification against known or standardized practices.
  • Performs pre-contract activities including drafting/review of the terms and conditions of contracts and agreements, etc.
  • Leads the negotiation with third parties, on terms and conditions, for high-value, high-risk contracts and drafts/ amends these contracts, for internal review and sign-off.
  • Drafts initial legal contracts and other legal documentation ensuring the best interests of GMG in all dealings
  • Keeps abreast with all regulatory and local law related updates/changes which might impact the legal terms and conditions for contracts, analyzes the impact of the regulatory amendments and redrafts the terms and conditions for the best interests of GMG group.
  • Develop and oversee control systems to prevent or deal with violations of Contractual requirements and internal policies.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of controls and improve them continuously.
  • Standardization of drafts and internal processes.
  • Project Management.
  • Standardization of drafts and internal processes.
  • Legal Advisory and Opinions.
  • Prepare reports/risk assessment memos for senior management and external regulatory bodies as appropriate.


  • Proven experience as legal and compliance professional
  • In-depth knowledge of Retail industry’s standards and regulations
  • Team Player
  • Business Partnership and Solution Oriented Approach
  • Well adept and acquainted with legal drafting, review and negotiation
  • Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping
  • An analytical mind able to “see” the complexities of procedures and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Defines performance goals at the start of the year in discussion with the reporting manager and ensures that the goals are achieved during the course of the year.
  • Takes ownership of his/her own learning agenda by identifying development needs in consultation with the manager and agreeing on the individual development plan which goes beyond just training and development.

Keeps abreast of professional developments, new techniques and current issues through continued education and professional growth

Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Wed, 19 Jul 2023 00:47:27 GMT

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