SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL – GLOBAL COMPLIANCE (7+ years experience)

As a privately-owned family company with sales in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values are at the heart of everything we do. Our product quality, people and customer dedication have helped us achieve global annual sales in excess of CAD $10 billion. From our humble beginnings in the rural community of Florenceville, Canada, McCain Foods is now a global business with 1 in 4 frozen potato products on the planet made by us! We have operations within six continents, with plant sites and offices across the world including our head offices, in Canada. We are committed to making food that meets specific nutritional and ingredient criteria and we do so while considering our environmental and social impacts.

At McCain, the Legal Team provides legal services and assists with the management of the risks associated with McCain’s global business operations. The Senior Legal Counsel, Global Compliance, is responsible for establishing and overseeing global corporate compliance initiatives and programs, with an emphasis in the areas of anti-corruption, privacy and information management, competition, and our codes of supplier and employee conduct. Working in cooperation with internal legal resources and other functions within McCain, this position develops and maintains policies and procedures for the general operation of McCain’s compliance program. The person also assists in addressing compliance issues that arise, and works to ensure that stakeholders receive appropriate training to adhere to compliance imperatives and company policy. This individual is a member of McCain’s Global Legal Team consisting of 16 lawyers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. The position reports to McCain’s Chief Legal Officer and will be located in the Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick area, or Toronto.

The ideal candidate will have a law degree and a minimum of 7 years of compliance experience, ideally gained from both private practice and in-house roles. Privacy experience is essential and any experience in IT/cybersecurity will be highly valued. Excellent management and leadership skills and an ability to build strong relationships across a global organization, the ability to contribute at a strategic level in relation to compliance priorities, strong communication skills, superior organizational and problem solving skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting balancing multiple projects will be required in order to succeed in this role. A down-to-earth personality, positive outlook and strong interpersonal skills will be necessary in this friendly environment.

Our people are our greatest strength and are rewarded for generating unprecedented results. Our commitment to ongoing development ensures that we continue to build the capability required to achieve our business goals, as well as provide opportunity for individual personal and professional growth. We are also fun and entrepreneurial – our people are empowered to solve problems and encouraged to bring forth new ideas. Ultimately, we want to continue to be a good company where people want to work. This is a true Canadian success story. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your material to Lorene Nagata at Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search.