Legal Officer

HCT is the international trading arm of the Heidelberg Materials Group, handling overseas dry-bulk products exports and imports. For our Singapore Office, we are looking for a highly talented individual as a Legal Officer.

Responsibilities: 

  • Accumulating questions from the business units on a day-to-day basis involving commercial transactions, commodities trading, credit facilities, insurance coverage and claims, IT contracts and services, NDAs, transportation issues, real estate matters, services, business transaction contract matters, strategic business partnerships, and trade contract disputes and forward to the external legal firm. 

  • Upon receipt of answers, the legal coordinator will share them with the respective departments.  

  • Identify legal risks affecting the business, participate in risk assessments and advise on the management of those risks  

  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and act as a key point of contact for all legal issues. 

  • Foster a culture of compliance and ethics, including matters relating to anti-bribery/anti-corruption, regulatory and quality, and other applicable laws and regulations.  

  • Work collaboratively across a broad range of operations and service partners, developing and maintaining strong working relationships between legal, finance, operations, and other functions, to facilitate a team-based approach 

Qualifications:

  • English, Singapore or US qualified lawyer with a degree/Masters/JD from a reputable law school. 

  • 1-4 years of experience in drafting and negotiating commodity sale and purchase agreements, confidentiality agreements, joint venture arrangements and other complex agreements 

  • Understanding of the global legal and regulatory framework (including international trade laws such as sanctions) and developments applicable to the domestic and global sale and trading of commodities. 

  • Good understanding of multi-cultural trading environment, analytical, international background, and open/unbiased business mind-set. 

  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English  

  • Self-motivated professional, team-player, excellent communication skills 

  • Proven track record of being dynamic, goal oriented, highly flexible, and hardworking  

  • Able to handle stress with full dedication to work in a challenging, multinational, complex and fast-paced environment