Aviat Networks Commercial Legal Counsel in United States

Commercial Legal Counsel

Job Location: South Africa

Requisition#: 254856

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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working for a Global Technology Leader?

At Aviat Networks, we take great pride in hiring a workforce that is committed to supporting and strengthening our values and attributes. If you’re a results-oriented, customer centric and innovative thinker who also takes pride in personal and professional integrity, Aviat Networks is the ideal next step in your career. We are looking for people who love to solve problems, enjoy change and know how to have fun so come and join a dynamic team that strives to bring communications to the world.

Aviat Networks is the world’s largest independent supplier of wireless transmission systems. We are recognized worldwide for cutting-edge; 4G, backhaul, networking solutions and services. Customers in more than 135 countries depend on Aviat Networks to build, expand and upgrade their voice, data, and video solutions.

We currently have an immediate need for a Commercial Legal Counsel


Provide legal advice and counsel to internal business units regarding a wide variety of transactional legal issues involving sales of telecommunications products and services.


  • Support General Counsel in the day-to-day legal function for global corporate operations.

  • Manage and negotiate agreements by providing first level global legal and commercial counsel related to RFPs, government and private sector contracts, consulting and confidentiality agreements in Africa and the Middle East.

  • Provide legal counsel and support to sales and other functional business units in regards to contractual agreements, risk management, corporate and trade compliance.

  • Provide internal training to regional sales sectors related to commercial trade compliance and business ethics in accordance with the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures.

  • Develop and implement standard corporate policies, terms and conditions for complex transactions and various agreements (e.g., global sales agreements, distributor and representative agreements, software licensing, leasing, subcontractor agreements, teaming agreements and financing agreements).

  • Support Engineering Department with development, partnership and licensing agreements.

  • Partner with Human Resources to address variety of employment matters within the Africa and Middle East region

  • Assist General Counsel with projects as needed and assigned.


  • J.D required or equivalent; four to ten years related experience and/or training

  • Must be licensed to practice law and be in good standing with the South African bar.


  • Excellent communication (verbal & written), interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community in a quick and confident manner.

  • Ability to interact and build relationships with people from various cultures, backgrounds and authority/organizational levels both internal and external to the organization.

  • Previous experience in negotiations and able to support the sales team in this regard. Ensuring that negotiations are clearly and completely captured in commercial contracts.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to define problems; seek all possible relevant information for problem solving and decision making; consults widely; probes the facts; analyses issues from different perspectives.

  • Breaks problem into constituent parts and differentiates key elements from the irrelevant or trivial; makes accurate use of logic, and draws sound inferences from information available.

  • Makes rational, realistic and sound decisions based on consideration of all the facts and alternatives available; deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Willing to make firm and speedy decisions and commit to definite courses of action – on the basis of limited information if necessary.


  • A team player who co-operates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; shares information and supports others.

  • Flexible and adaptable; receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstances.

  • Remains calm, objective and in control in stressful situations; maintains a stable performance under pressure; accepts criticism without becoming over defensive.

  • Maintains high ethical standards both personally and professionally; shows integrity and fairness in dealings with others; is reliable and trustworthy.

  • Technical Skill and Competence - Demonstrates detailed knowledge and expertise in relation to the job; readily absorbs new technical information and keeps up to date in specialist areas.

  • Commercial Orientation - Knowledgeable about financial and commercial matters; focuses on costs, profits, markets’ new business opportunities and activities which will bring the largest return.

  • Proactive and self-starting; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; originates action and actively influences events.

  • Fluency in French will be an advantage.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be willing to travel

  • Must be flexible in terms of working hours and available for conference calls/meetings after hours.

Aviat Networks offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Apply NOW to learn more!