Director, Legal and Compliance
(5-9 years experience)

As a leader in the bakery industry since 1882, Weston Foods has built its reputation and culture on consistently high performance standards across our business.  With well-recognized brands such as ACE Bakery, Country Harvest, D’Italiano and Wonder, our operations include more than 30 locations across Canada and the U.S., with over 5,000 employees in various manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and corporate offices.  Today, its mission is to continue to be one of North America’s premiere bakeries by introducing innovative products and maintaining its highly effective cost management and growth culture.

The Legal and Compliance departments at Weston Foods play an integral role in managing certain risks associated with its North American business operations and assisting the business groups achieve their goals. It is now seeking a top talent lawyer to join its team as the Director, Legal and Compliance.  This individual will be responsible for advancing and overseeing compliance programs in the areas of competition law, privacy and anti-corruption.  The candidate will also be responsible for select legal work including marketing / advertising, IP, commercial and litigation management.  This is an excellent role for a talented lawyer who seeks the fusion of their business, legal and compliance experience.   This position is located in Weston Foods’ head office in Etobicoke and will report to Weston Foods’ Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Compliance.

The ideal candidate will have 5-9 years of legal and compliance experience, ideally gained from both private practice and in-house roles.  Privacy experience will be mandatory to succeed in this role.  A practical, business-minded leader with strong communication skills, superior problem solving skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting are also required.   It will be important that you are self-motivated, a “doer”, a strong project manager and adaptive with a positive attitude.  As you will be working closely with a variety of business groups, excellent communication skills and diplomacy will also be required.

Weston Foods conducts its business with integrity and continues to build a culture of success.  It is always interested in connecting with high-performing, career-minded professionals who want to play a role in building a better Weston Foods.  It can offer an opportunity to expand your skills set and excellent career growth within Weston Foods and the Weston/Loblaw Group of Companies.  If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please forward your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata of NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below.