ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Legal Counsel - Fletcher Building - Auckland

About us

With approximately 14,500 people across New Zealand and Australia, Fletcher Building is a leading building solutions organisation made up of people who use all of their experience, skills and individuality to do amazing work. With over 30 businesses operating across seven divisions, we are enriched by many different cultures. There has never been a better time to join the Fletcher Building family.


About the Role

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Counsel to join Fletcher Building’s Group Legal team. This role will see you providing legal support to Corporate and NZ Business Divisions as well as delivering proactive advice to the businesses of relevant developments in the law and legislation.

This role requires experience in a broad range of general commercial matters and the successful applicant will be comfortable dealing with new and unique legal issues. This is a fast-paced role where you work on a diverse range of legal matters, including general commercial and corporate matters, M&A projects, HSE, procurement, marketing, licensing & distribution, information technology, disputes, to competition, sustainability, and innovation matters. You will also manage an IP portfolio.

The Fletcher Building Legal team plays a role, together with the Finance Team, in monitoring and ensuring Fletcher Building policies are adhered to in relation to the assumption of legal and commercial risk and in accordance with Fletcher Building’s Delegated and Operational Authorities.


About you

You will be a qualified lawyer, with at least 5+ years PQE with a background in general corporate/commercial law, with an interest in M&A and IP matters (ideally experience). In-house experience would be beneficial but isn’t essential.

You’ll have exceptional stakeholder management skills and have the ability to develop trust and confidence from internal stakeholders, of varied levels of seniority.

In addition to working for a globally respected company, this role presents an opportunity to join a wider Legal team where there is a clear path and a strong leadership team who are focused on attracting, retaining and developing high performers in a highly engaged and diverse workforce.

This is a unique career building opportunity to join the group function of NZ's largest NZX listed company.


The Rewards

As a permanent employee we offer the following staff discounts – generous discounts within the Fletcher Building group in addition to discounts on health insurance, banking, optical, travel, technology, car rental and more through our staff programme.

Apply now or contact Mereula Nacewa, Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager at Fletcher Building on 021 727 166.



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