"At Consunet we value and invest in our people. We are trusted by our staff, our suppliers and our customers to deliver what we say we will deliver."

Executive Chairman - Kuba Kabacinski

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Commercial and Legal Manager

Full time Adelaide
  • Rapidly growing 120+ person Australian owned, multiple roles
  • Linux, Multiple Distributed Networks, Defence
  • Attractive salary package, flexible working hours

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Commercial & Legal Manager will use their extensive experience and legal knowledge to provide advice, direction and strategy for commercial policy, procedures, legal and other requirements to support the enterprise.

This role will need to apply innovation, knowledge, legal principles and critical commercial risk and performance requirements not only to procurement and contract management but the enterprise-wide environment. This includes commercialization opportunities and proactively developing, implementing, and managing contractual obligations.

The Commercial & Legal Manager will use expert legal knowledge and critical thinking to provide fundamental support to the enterprise. With professional business acumen, the Commercial & Legal Manager will work together with internal stakeholders to monitor and implement processes and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, policies and regulations impacting the enterprise. This includes commercial, HR and employment law matters, Export Control Act, Corporations Act and any other relevant legislation, representing the enterprise in external negotiations or discussions with key stakeholders.

The Commercial & Legal Manager will use their superior communication skills to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to assist the identification of project and strategic issues, contributing innovative solutions that comply with the regulatory and legal requirements to achieve maximised economic outcomes.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; legal qualifications will be highly regarded.
  • 5+ years of Commercial and Legal Management experience.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Develop and implement commercial strategies aligned with company goals.
  • Commercial management of major contract and subcontracts across the business.
  • Reviewing tender and contract documentation.
  • Assist the Compliance Officer in conducting risk assessments and audits to identify compliance risks and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Monitor changes in relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards and ensure the organization's compliance with them.
  • Oversee contract management, including negotiation, compliance, and dispute resolution.
  • Support the business in employment law, industrial relations, leasing, and development matters.
  • Ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, as well as work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Ensure adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide general in-house legal advice relevant to the group's business ventures.
  • Superior adaptability, flexibility, and extensive coordination skills will be highly regarded.

To be considered, candidates will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Minimum level of Clearance preferred: Baseline

Security Clearance

Applicants are required to be Australian Citizens and be eligible to hold and maintain an Australian Defence Security Clearance. Eligibility requirements can be found at www.defence.gov.au/security/clearances.

Further benefits include:

  • A flexible, inclusive, and friendly work environment.
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Salary packaging options
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous Study Loan Scheme
  • Career and skills progression through training and development to team members.
  • Access to cutting-edge technology, research, and agile project management practices.
  • Mentoring and support from our experienced team members.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Have you completed a qualification in law?
  • Do you hold Australian Security Clearance?
  • How many years' experience do you have in corporate and commercial law?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?


Please send your covering letter summarising your experience and current resume to recruitment@consunet.com.au, noting in the subject line: Consunet – Commercial & Legal Manager

About Consunet

Consunet is headquartered in the Adelaide CBD with operations in Adelaide, Edinburgh (SA) and Canberra. We focus on the design, development, deployment and support of high-assurance software solutions – trusted software and systems that do exactly what they are supposed to, when and where they are supposed to do it, and with the cyber and security safeguards needed to protect it. We collaboratively work with customers to understand and solve complex problems, and to develop world-leading solutions that deliver enduring benefits.

As a 100% Australian-owned and operated corporation, Consunet strives to be the country’s leading cyber and spectrum security solution developer, and trusted industry partner to the Australian Defence and cyber security communities. A strong research and development and collaboration emphasis underpins our culture of innovation and excellence. We lead with vision to deliver trusted and sustainable outcomes for discerning and astute customers.

Are you seeking a challenging career with an Australian technology leader?

Consunet is a dynamic company on a rapid growth path. We are actively searching for suitably skilled Australians to join our team of trusted professionals.