We are currently recruiting for a Legal & Contracts Counsel to join our Legal & Contracts Team in Calgary on a part-time basis (targeting 20-25 hours per week). In this multifaceted role, you will be reporting to and working closely with our General Counsel, supporting the lifecycle of tasks related to contract development and administration, legal advice on transactional business matters and maintenance of Spartan corporate records.
Role and Responsibilities
Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge of Spartan’s contracting practices to provide legal advice to internal clients, identify legal risk and provide strategic advice on legal obligations in alignment with Spartan’s business and sales strategies
Support and lead the contract review/negotiation process, including (i) doing a final review of the first draft of revisions prepared by the Contracts Administrator, (ii) leading on subsequent negotiations and revisions, and (iii) working with sales/commercial/operational teams to ensure that contract risks are appropriately identified, mitigated and priced
Respond to any day-to-day commercial legal inquiries, resolving issues collaboratively with respective Spartans and groups
Identify opportunities for, collaboratively develop, plan and implement best practices and self-help frameworks, working with Sales, Ops, BUs and others to meet short and long-term objectives across Spartan
Develop relationships across Spartan to share knowledge of contracting practices and ensure effective delivery of legal support and advice to the business
Provide corporate records support, including maintenance of corporate records, corporate resolutions and annual reports, as well as all other resolutions and minutes as required
Support General Counsel, as needed, and collaborate with Contracts Administrator
Qualifications and Skills
Law degree (LLB/JD) and a Practicing Member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta
Extensive experience at a firm or as an in-house lawyer with a focus on commercial law, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, and transactional business matters
Ability to be a persuasive advocate and negotiate effectively
Keen analytic and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to understand the broader economic, strategic and operational issues facing the business
Ability to meet deadlines and balance commercial pressures with business risks
Flexibility to manage a broad range of daily interaction and activities and to deal with unexpected projects that require quick turnaround and prioritization
Good judgment in working with customers (internal and external), occasionally under ambiguous or challenging circumstances
Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
Entrepreneurial work ethic
Experience comes in many forms and, if your experience comes “this close” to what we are looking for, please consider applying.
This is not your everyday legal position: work-life balanced, yet with variety and challenge. Work with intelligent people in a friendly environment where you are valued, but so is your time with family or other personal commitments. We are flexible to design the best schedule that fits around your needs with core hours (e.g. four days a week, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm).