Legal Counsel

  • Multimatic
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 30, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Position Overview:

We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to provide legal services and support to our global manufacturing operations, both at the group and individual plant levels. Primarily located at our corporate offices in Markham, Ontario, Multimatic’s Legal Counsel will also spend significant time at our production facilities, providing counsel and advice on a variety of legal issues. As such, some periodic travel to the United States, Mexico, Europe and/or the Asia Pacific may be required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial and business agreements with customers, suppliers and business partners


  • providing general legal support on commercial matters and projects relating to operations, services and our products


  • delivering strategic counsel on a wide range of employment matters, including contracts, terminations and occupational health and safety issues


  • leading litigation management, including liaising between internal personnel and external counsel


  • providing counsel to group management on day-to-day business issues and in ‘emergency’ scenarios, including communication plans


  • assisting with governance, compliance and corporate integrity initiatives


  • contributing to the establishment of a sustainable and fully-functional legal department



Key Qualifications:


  • Licensee lawyer in good standing and qualified to practice law in Ontario


  • Five+ years of relevant work experience (commercial, business and employment law) in a law firm or as in-house counsel


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; proficiency in other languages would be an asset



Skills and Abilities:


  • Exceptional analytical and drafting skills, with appropriate attention to detail


  • Strong work ethic and good business instincts


  • Team player in a decentralized operating environment, where a service-driven attitude/approach and accountability are valued


  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Sense of humor (of course)

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