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.

The Legal department plays an important role in the development of Loblaw’s innovative operations and services. Supporting business groups on legal, risk and strategic issues, the Legal department is involved in a wide range of matters.  The Legal department is now seeking a legal counsel to provide corporate/commercial contracting support to various lines of business within Loblaw including Loblaw Digital, Loblaw Technology, Loyalty, Data Insights and Loblaw Media.  Working closely with business groups, this counsel will negotiate, draft, and provide advice on a wide range of commercial contracts, procurement, technology and privacy, and competition related matters. This individual will have the opportunity to split time between Loblaw’s head office in Brampton as well as its office at Bathurst St. and Lake Shore Blvd. West in a hybrid arrangement. 

The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of corporate/commercial experience gained from a major firm and/or corporation.  Any commercial IT, and/or competition law experience will also be of great interest. Excellent strategizing, 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.  You must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders in order to develop strong relationships across all levels of the organization. 

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 or Lesa Ong 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’ Corporate / Commercial Experience)

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