LEGAL COUNSEL (5-9 Years Privacy Experience)

Our client, Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader and the nation’s largest retailer. With a network of 1,000 corporate and independently-operated stores in communities across the country, it employs close to 134,000 Canadians, making it one of the nation’s largest private sector employers. Recently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2020), Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2020) and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2020), 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. The Legal department plays an important role in the development of these innovative operations and services. Reporting directly to VP, Legal, the Legal department is seeking a Legal Counsel, Privacy, to join its central office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal, risk and strategic advice on a wide range of privacy (including health), cybersecurity and data management matters to the Loblaw Group of Companies (including Shoppers Drug Mart). This individual will have an opportunity to split their time between Loblaw’s office in Brampton and offices in downtown Toronto, North York and Liberty Village, as well as opportunities to work from home.

The ideal candidate will have 5 – 9 years of privacy experience gained from a law firm and/or in-house legal department. Knowledge specific to health privacy laws and regulations as well as PIPEDA will be of great interest. As the successful candidate will be involved in drafting policies, memos and notices and making presentations, excellent drafting and communication skills 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 the successful candidate will be working directly with the Privacy Office and business groups from across the Company.

Loblaw is an organization that is forward thinking and diverse. From its newly renovated open concept offices and flex work policy, this is an organization that is modern, fun and dynamic. If you are a constant learner and determined to pursue excellence, this environment may be a fit. This position has the potential to offer interesting 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 resume and cover letter to Lorene Nagata and Lesa Ong of Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search at info@nagataconnex.com