Posted 2 months ago


Job Summary :

This leadership position requires a highly experienced and knowledgeable legal professional capable of managing a managerial team and collaborating with various stakeholders across the organization.

The Head of Legal, also known as General Counsel, is a senior executive responsible for overseeing and managing all legal and claims matters.

Key Responsibility :

1. Legal Strategy and Compliance

  • Develop and implement the company’s legal strategy in alignment with the overall business objectives.
  • Monitor changes in laws and regulations relevant to the industry and ensure the organization’s compliance.
  • Advise the executive team and board of directors on legal risks and implications of business decisions.
  • Oversee the drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts and agreements with clients, vendors, partners, and other parties.
  • Ensure contracts comply with legal requirements and protect the company’s interests.
  • Manage and oversee legal disputes, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Develop, update, and implement internal policies and procedures that align with legal requirements and best practices.

2. Claims and Insurance

  • Direct and oversees the operations of a claims and insurance section to meet operational, financial, and service requirements of the port industry.
  • Establish and oversees policies and procedures for the administration of claims and insurance for personal, property, or casualty loss based on coverage, appraisal, and verifiable damage.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, regulation, and industry which pertains to claims and insurance.
  • Oversee and control asset insurance administration, including accident and provable damage insurance claims of RM 75k and above.
  • Responsible for the strategic processing and payments of claims.

3. Stakeholder & Collaboration

  • Collaborate with various internal teams, such as HR, finance, and operations, to provide legal support and guidance.
  • Build strong relationships with external stakeholders, including regulators, legal authorities, and industry associations.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide professional development opportunities.

Requirements :

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in law-related or relevant studies.
  •  (10) years of experience in a legal & claims leadership role within a corporate environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to align legal strategies with business goals.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven leadership and team management abilities.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to solve complex legal issues effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities.

Human Resources Department
Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd
5th Floor, Tower Block, P.O. Box 266, Pulau Indah, 42009 Port Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-3169 4000 Fax: 03-3169 4101

All applications will be treated strictly private and confidential.

  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 2 weeks (14 business days).
  2. Unsuccessful candidate’s application will be KIV for future opening.
  3. Kindly prepare the following documents prior to applying as these attachments are mandatory.
    • Profile Picture (jpeg, jpg and png file only)
    • School education certificate (jpeg, jpg and png file only)
    • Tertiary education certificate (jpeg, jpg and png file only)
    • Resume (pdf file only)