Legal Counsel (5-9 Years Corporate/Commercial Experience)

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, Loblaw and its franchisees are amongst Canada’s largest private sector employers, employing close to 200,000 Canadians.  Recently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2018), Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2018) and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2017), Loblaw clearly values and respects its employees and has created an excellent environment in which to work.

Since the beginning, Loblaw’s love of food and passion for its customers have driven it to innovate – developing the nation’s leading brands, introducing new formats and creating strength through partnerships and acquisitions.  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.  The Legal department plays an important role in the development of these innovative operations and services.  Supporting business groups on legal, risk and strategic issues, the Legal department is involved in a wide range of matters.  Reporting directly to VP, Legal, the Company is now seeking a Legal Counsel, to join its Legal department.  This individual will be responsible for managing two reports and will have the opportunity to split time between Loblaw’s head office in Brampton as well as offices in North York and Downtown.

The ideal candidate will have 5 – 9 years of corporate / commercial experience gained from a major firm and/or corporation including commercial IT and procurement experience.  Excellent negotiation and drafting skills as well as experience working independently will be required.  Strong time management skills and a natural curiosity as well as the ability to prioritize will be needed in this busy and varied practice.  Leadership skills will also be valued as you will be responsible for developing and managing two reports as well as playing a broader leadership role within the legal team.  An ability to build relationships will be required to succeed in this role as you will be working directly with business groups and leaders from across the Company.

This is an organization that is forward thinking and diverse.  Through its newly renovated open concept offices, flex work policy and emphasis on work culture, the Company creates an environment that is modern, fun and dynamic.  If you are a constant learner and determined to pursue excellence, this opportunity may be a great fit.  This position offers interesting work as well as long-term career growth opportunities within the George Weston Limited group of companies.  If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to Lorene Nagata and Lesa Ong of NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at info@nagataconnex.com.