We are looking for a talented lawyer to support and influence our diverse business as we move through an exciting period of transformation and regulatory change.
With a focus on financial services legal reform and regulatory advisory, you will be an integral member of our leading in-house team, reporting directly to the Head of Legal.
You will work with stakeholders at all levels throughout the New Zealand Suncorp Group, which includes the Vero Insurance and Asteron Life brands, as well as our joint ventures, AA Insurance and AA Money.
There are opportunities to work in a variety of advisory areas critical to the business, including technology, regulatory advisory and investigations, procurement and marketing / sponsorship.
We will consider relevant advisory, litigation and risk experience that will add value to this role, along with a growth and strategic mindset that supports Suncorp New Zealand’s strategic plan.
Key responsibilities :
Provide legal advice to relevant functional areas to protect the interests of the business that is aligned to the Group strategy.
Deliver commercially focussed legal strategies and solutions.
Partner with the business to simplify complex legal problems into concepts that can be easily understood.
Develop and foster stakeholder relationships across the whole business, and at all levels.
Manage and influence stakeholders to drive excellent business and customer outcomes.
Actively identify areas to improve the operational efficiencies of the Legal team through innovation.
Actively contribute to a positive risk culture which encourages transparency and reporting of risk.
Skills & Experience :
Bachelor of Law and current practising certificate is essential
Admission as a Solicitor or Barrister in New Zealand
Minimum 5+ years previous relevant legal experience in either a law firm or in-house legal practice
Regulatory advisory experience desired in either a corporate or litigation capacity.
High level of proficiency in applying the relevant areas of law within the financial service industry is desirable, but not essential
Demonstrated commercial acumen and an ability to work autonomously, including with Senior Leaders
A strategic and continuous improvement mindset
Suncorp New Zealand is a leading general and life insurance provider. We also run various investment portfolios and through our joint venture, AA Money, provide financial and lending solutions directly to customers.
We are part of Suncorp Group, a Top 20 ASX-listed financial services company with $96 billion in assets, employing over 13,500 people.
We offer a range of benefits such as :
Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus
Up to four days of flexible leave in addition to annual leave
Positive, inclusive team environment where we welcome individuality and celebrate diversity, as well as a generous parental leave policy
Flexible work arrangements embracing a healthy work / life balance and work from home support
Discounted medical insurance through Southern Cross
$250 annually towards wellness activities
Ongoing learning and development opportunities
This is an exciting time to join a significant player in the changing financial services sector in New Zealand, as we continue to strive for brilliant customer outcomes.
If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply today.