ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal Counsel - Full -Time - Auckland

About us
Employing over 14,900 people in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific, Fletcher Building is a significant employer, manufacturer, home builder and partner on major construction and infrastructure projects. Dual listed on the NZX and ASX, Fletcher Building is a values-based company that is committed to developing the capability of its people.

About the role
As Legal Counsel, you will be an integral part of the legal team that primarily supports the Corporate and NZ Business Divisions of Fletcher Building. You will closely with the General Counsel on legal matters across a broad range of commercial and corporate issues.

Operating as a trusted advisor, you’ll develop close relationships with operational and management teams providing timely, high-quality and relevant legal advice. This in an impactful role that is strongly “hands on”, and you’ll take pride in delivering value beyond traditional legal advice; gaining a deeper understanding of business drivers and contributing to strategies and plans in a collaborative way.

A diverse and stimulating range of general and commercial legal work is on offer, including general corporate and commercial matters, HSE, procurement, marketing, licensing & distribution, information technology, disputes, competition law, IP, privacy, sustainability and innovation matters.

About you
To be considered you will be a qualified lawyer with a current NZ practising certificate. This will be coupled with 5 -10 years post-admission experience in commercial law, gained in a reputable law firm.

Your ability to draft and negotiate contracts and other legal documents, and to resolve issues pragmatically will see you succeed in this role, as will your ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders. You will also be competent managing high workloads and and competing priorities, while staying calm under pressure. Most of all you'll be passionate about getting stuck in and delivering results.

This is a permanent role, but we are flexible in terms of what this could look like, e.g. open to discussing flexible hours and a hybrid working model which could include office time and working from home.

Next steps
If you’ve been looking for a Legal Counsel role that offers unlimited career growth opportunities both now and into the future, this one is it! You'll be joining a highly talented, highly driven legal team who are passionate about their work, they collaborate to deliver, and they respect and value each other’s contributions.

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

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.