ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Legal Counsel - Hokitika

Westland Milk Products enjoys an international reputation and embodies the West Coast spirit in all that it does. Underpinned by values of respect, unity, dedication and loyalty, it's taken some good old fashioned hard work to get where it is, and its committed team is a huge part of its on-going success. Westland Milk Products processes over 500 million litres of milk a year and produces a wide range of dairy ingredients and products.

This is a superb West Coast in-house opportunity for a commercial lawyer to take that next step and become an intrinsic part of this collaborative co-op ...

  • Beautiful West Coast location and lifestyle
  • Broad, interesting and stimulating work
  • Supportive and positive environment

Our client is currently seeking a self-motivated and committed professional to join its small legal team. This role will be located at Westland Milk Products' Hokitika site.  Working alongside the General Counsel, you will primarily be tasked with assisting with commercial contracts and procurement, and with shareholder matters. 

This role requires you to provide sound legal strategic advice to management on a range of business issues across all divisions including sales and marketing, manufacturing, environmental, quality, and supplier and shareholder services.  The scope and variety of work is ideal if you are looking for a role that is stimulating and allows you to work closely with key personnel in a significant manufacturing and sales business.

To be successful, you will have a minimum of three years PQE and technical knowledge of general commercial and business law. Your CV will demonstrate your experience giving and managing commercial legal advice, together with the proven ability to manage risk holistically while driving business results. 

You will have highly developed influencing skills and sound experience in commercial contract negotiation, drafting and review. Ideally you will have previous in-house experience. 

In return, each day you will work in a supportive environment with a great team that is growing its influence within the business. Westland Milk Products offers competitive pay, as well as health and other insurances, bonus potential and super scheme. The team at Westland Milk Products is proud of the fact that they work harder together to get things done. Why wait?

For a confidential discussion and a job description, please contact Jane Wellik, Manager Legal & Policy - Southern Region, on 04 471 5873, or apply directly to Please include a cover letter and transcript with your CV. Please note, applications close Sunday 13th August 2017.