Our client, Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader and the nation’s largest retailer. With a network of 2,500 corporate and independently-operated stores in communities across the country, it employs close to 200,000 Canadians, making it one of Canada’s largest private sector employers. Recently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023), Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2023) and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023), Loblaw clearly values and respects its employees and has created an excellent environment in which to work. Loblaw continues to anticipate and deliver on customers’ needs in a rapidly evolving industry – harnessing technology and relationships to deliver new and exciting multi-channel, personalized shopping options.

Loblaw’s Legal department plays an important role in the development of these innovative operations and services. Reporting directly to Senior Director, Legal, the Legal department is now seeking a Legal Counsel, Privacy, to join its head office. This role will be responsible for providing legal, risk and strategic advice on a wide range of privacy, cybersecurity and data management matters to the loyalty, digital and media businesses, enterprise technology group and the Data Trust Office. This will include supporting privacy breach responses, including investigations, notifications and remediation. This individual will have the opportunity to split time between Loblaw’s head office in Brampton as well as in offices in downtown Toronto and North York in a hybrid arrangement.

The ideal candidate will have 5 – 8 years of privacy experience gained from a major firm and/or corporation. Privacy knowledge specific to evolving technology, CCPA, GDPR and health will be of great interest. As you will be involved in drafting and advising on complex privacy provisions in commercial contracts, excellent drafting and communication skills and knowledge of PIPEDA will be required. Strong time management skills and a natural curiosity as well as the ability to multitask will be needed in this varied practice. An ability to build relationships will be required to succeed in this role as you will be working directly with the Data Trust Office and business groups from across the Company.

Loblaw is committed to being socially responsible by respecting the environment, sourcing with integrity, making a positive difference in its communities, reflecting our nation’s diversity and being a great place to work. If you are a constant learner determined to pursue excellence and ready to work in a dynamic environment, then we invite you to apply. This position offers interesting and high-profile work as well as long-term career growth opportunities within the George Weston Limited 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.

As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search, any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to them.

Legal Counsel (5-8 Years of Privacy Experience)

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