ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal Counsel, Commercial - Fletcher Building - Auckland

About us

With more than 15,000 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 where our people are proud to say, "We made it".


About the Role

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

On a day to day basis, you’ll be providing general advice around consumer & competition law, drafting and reviewing contracts, providing transaction support, compliance work, project work and partnering with the business on key matters. The role will support all lawyers across the Fletcher Building Group to embed commercial discipline in the business and achieve positive commercial outcomes.

The Legal Team also provides support in the management of HS&E incidents and assists the business to manage all regulatory risk.

The FB 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 NZ qualified lawyer, with at least 4+ years commercial law experience, gained from a top tier firm. In-house experience would be beneficial but isn’t essential.

Critical to your success will be your sound knowledge of Competition and Consumer law, as well as your experience in reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts.

You’ll have exceptional stakeholder management skills and have the ability to develop trust and confidence from internal clients, 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.
To apply please click Apply Now or email your CV to Aurelie Le Gall, Talent Acquisition Manager, E: