Corporate Counsel, Legal

  • Great-West Life
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Mar 27, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Job Description

Great-West Life has an exciting opportunity within our Winnipeg corporate law department as part of Great-West Life’s legal team of over 150 lawyers globally. If you are looking to apply your corporate law experience in a challenging and fast-paced environment with one of the largest insurance companies in Canada, consider a career with Great-West Life. 


Reporting to the AVP and Senior Counsel, you will be a key member of the corporate legal team providing practical and timely advice and legal support on a wide variety of issues and transactions related to third party supply arrangements, procurement, and technology law. You will work with a highly accomplished team of legal professionals and will be involved in:

  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the acquisition of a variety of products and services, including consulting agreements, cloud service agreements, software development, licensing and maintenance agreements, hardware lease and purchase agreements, and telecommunication agreements
  • Assisting with requests for proposals for the acquisition of various products and services
  • Working on compliance and regulatory matters
  • Analyzing and interpreting contracts
  • Assisting in the resolution of disputes
  • Contributing as a member of the legal team bringing your experience and creative legal skills to provide practical solutions to our business


Qualifications and Competencies:

  • University Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing
  • 3 - 10 years work experience in the area of commercial contracts, IT law, and/or procurement law
  • Self-motivated with a desire to work both independently and in a cooperative team environment
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence
  • Highly focused with attention to detail
  • Strong drafting, legal and written communication skills with a practical solution-oriented approach and the ability to use clear, plain language
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience resolving complex problems
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects at once


Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law