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Legal Officer at Hotpoint Appliances Ltd

Hotpoint Appliances Ltd was established in 1984. Its first store was located in the Sarit Centre shopping mall in Nairobi. In late 1990s Hotpoint was awarded the Sole Distributorship Agency for LG Electronics. Later on, it went on to acquire agencies for other global brands including Ariston, Westpoint and Kenwood. The company quickly expanded its operations throughout Kenya, and by 2002 is was on the the region’s largest retailers and wholesalers of consumer electronics and entertainment products. Founded on the philosophy of Customer Value and Service. The company’s success is dependent on building and maintaining customer loyalty.

Job Purpose

The Legal Officer, reports to the Human Resource Manager. He / She is responsible for delivering strategic Governance framework for the business and providing professional legal, HR guidance and support to Heads of department with the objective to add value to the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, develop, review and prepare various types of contracts including service level agreements, Annual maintenance and Service Contracts, Project Contracts, partnership agreements, dealership agreements, third party and/or sub-contract agreement, Employee Contracts, Service Provider Contracts, ICT agreements ensuring that they are legally sound and they comply with Hotpoint’s policies and procedures and mitigate risks.
  • Give legal advice on compliance with the labour laws, management of disciplinary matters in compliance with the law and guidance on emerging legal matters relating to Employer/Employee relations.
  • Contract management and administration to ensure compliance and renewals as and when appropriate.
  • Contract management and administration to ensure compliance and renewals as and when appropriate.
  • Review legislation and advise Management on how the Company’s operations shall be affected in order to avoid any potential liabilities that could arise
  • Review and understand Hotpoint’s internal Policies and Procedures and ensure consistency with the organizations’ strategic goals and with the legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Regular staff training to keep staff well informed on the provisions of the Warranty Cards and the replacement policy as well as management of Customer Complaints within Company policies.
  • Develop and implement human resources policies and procedures that enhance workplace relations, ensure fairness, equity and uniformity with a view of ensuring the company maintains its competitive position in the market.
  • Responsible for execution of all people processes in the employment and business cycle, in line with policy and labour legislation.
  • Develop and implement human resources policies and procedures that enhance workplace relations, ensure fairness, equity and uniformity with a view of ensuring the company maintains its competitive position in the market.
  • Responsible for implementing compliant policies and employment documentation.

Ensure Social, HR, and HSE audits are carried out periodically.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws degree (LL. B) from a recognized University;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in similar role with line management.
  • Experience of liaising with regulators, lawyers and auditors.
  • Over 4 years’ experience in Legal Officer Role in a comparable environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Kenya Labour and Commercial Laws
  • Have strong business acumen and delivery.

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