Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation with a long and established history of operations in Nigeria. The company’s oil & gas production activities constitute one of the largest sources of revenue for the Nigerian government.
As a result of organizational growth and the associated opportunities within the Controllers function, career opportunitiesexist for ambitious and result oriented individuals to fill the position of:
Alternate Location: Nigeria : Eket || Nigeria : Lagos
Job Segment: Research
JOB ROLE SUMMARY
We are currently recruiting for a General Counsel, based in Lagos, Nigeria. We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan, private health care for employees and their families and, where applicable, relocation assistance.
First stage will involve a telephone interview or skype. However, at second stage we want to interview locally in Leatherhead for this role with a pool of candidates at this base who are willing to relocate.
JOB ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (“MPN”), an ExxonMobil affiliate incorporated in Nigeria, is one of the largest crude oil and natural gas producers in Nigeria. MPN is conducting a search to fill its General Counsel position.
The General Counsel will be responsible for managing a challenging and high profile portfolio and acting as a key interface with the MPN Upstream Senior Leadership Team.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated with a proven track record of excellence.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Work closely with and advise MPN Senior Leadership Team on significant matters
Interface and coordinate with ExxonMobil Law Department
Represent MPN in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of agreements supporting a wide variety of transactions and operations in the oil and gas industry
Responsible for managing high profile litigation and arbitration docket, including case evaluation, retention and oversight of outside counsel, developing strategic plan for significant matters, reporting on case status
Responsible for developing and delivering an effective legal compliance training program and providing ongoing advice on legal compliance issues.
Licensed to practice in Nigeria
Strong academic record; LLM preferred
Minimum of 10 years of relevant legal work
Highest ethical standards and integrity
Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
Strong analytical and research skills and ability to exercise sound business judgment
Experience with legal compliance issues (e.g., antitrust and anti-corruption)
Experience with strategically managing litigation and arbitration matters
Ability and desire to work both independently and as a member of an integrated team
Able and willing to travel internationally
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Experience with drafting and negotiating complex agreements
Demonstrated record of leadership and initiative
Oil and gas industry experience
Experience in multinational corporate legal department
Experience in effectively managing teams of lawyers and developing talent
Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.
Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to:
A satisfactory criminal records disclosure;
Satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable);
Verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application;
Completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company’s safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.
Remuneration and Benefits
We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes:
A competitive salary,
Defined benefit pension scheme,
Share incentive plan,
Private health care for employees and their families and, where applicable, relocation assistance.
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.