ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Legal Counsel - Manuka Health, Auckland

Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd, founded in 2006, is a major player in the global natural health market. Inspired by the knowledge that New Zealand bee products hold special and unique health properties, we were driven by a desire to use science to understand and harness these natural products and to share them with the world. Manuka Health is made up of a growing team of specialists (about 1.5 billion bees and 180 humans), who are dedicated to crafting and nurturing the rare and unique properties of natural bee products.

This is a great opportunity to work for a great company.

Manuka Health is a growing business and wishes to appoint a legal counsel to work autonomously in the business and provide legal assistance to support and enhance the Company’s strategic priorities and business initiatives. This is new position and is the sole legal counsel for Manuka Health in New Zealand with a dotted reporting line to our Group General Counsel in Hong Kong.

You would ideally have at least five years post admission corporate/commercial experience gained at a major law firm and/or working in-house. This role includes providing advice in respect of Manuka Health’s New Zealand and international operations.

As our legal counsel, you will cover all aspects of the law from providing advice around day to day business operations, to drafting and reviewing contracts, project work and partnering the business on key matters from a legal perspective.

Candidate Criteria – You will need to:

  • Hold a current New Zealand practising certificate
  • Ideally have a minimum of five years post qualification experience
  • Be a great communicator with strong drafting and analytical skills
  • Have strong relationship building and influencing skills
  • Be able to blend legal knowledge and commercial acumen
  • Be pro-active and have the ability to multi-task, prioritise and work autonomously

At Manuka Health we look for candidates with a positive attitude who can get stuck in and thrive on working with great products and great people and making a difference.

Please apply now with your CV and cover letter detailing why you think you are suitable for this position.

Samantha Denz
Manuka Health