Corporate Lawyer / Strategic Business Advisor

  • Michelin
  • Granton, Nova Scotia, NS, Canada
  • Mar 23, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel

Job Description

Corporate Counsel / Strategic Business Advisor

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. in Granton, NS

For 130 years, Michelin has innovated to enhance the mobility of people and goods. Today, we are setting the benchmark across every tire and travel-related services market, while leading a global strategy to drive sustainable, profitable growth.

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., which employs 3,600 people and operates three tire manufacturing facilities in Nova Scotia, is seeking a Corporate Counsel / Strategic Business Advisor to join its team in our head office in Granton, Nova Scotia. 

Reporting to the President of Michelin North America (Canada), the role is comprised of three main areas of responsibility: to provide legal counsel, mainly in the area of employment and labour law; to act as the primary point of contact for government and external affairs; and to coordinate the advancement of business results within the Nova Scotian operations. 


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the President to establish short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies for the Nova Scotia operations, and facilitate and oversee the deployment and results.
  • Provide legal counsel and support to the Canadian operations in areas of labour and employment law, contract law, and pension law, and interface with external legal support for specialized legal matters. 
  • Work in conjunction with the North American Government Affairs and Tax/Incentives practice, serve as the liaison with the Nova Scotian government on investment, employment, legislative, tax, and incentive issues that impact and benefit the operations in Nova Scotia.
  • Work with external stakeholders and agencies to improve the cost optimization and value creation opportunities inside of the Nova Scotian operations.
  • Assist with the coordination and alignment of the Nova Scotia functional support staff specifically for purchasing, logistic, health and safety, and engineering, to ensure the optimal effectiveness and cost efficiency of the services provided.

Requirements for this position:

  • Practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.
  • 5+ years proven legal experience.
  • A solid background in business administration. An MBA would be an asset. 
  • Experience with or exposure to governmental affairs would be an asset. 


  • Strong knowledge of labour and employment law.
  • Strong business acumen. 
  • Strong networking capability and a track record of working in a broad-based network.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills across multiple hierarchical levels.
  • Well-organized and able to manage autonomously.
  • Ability to set and achieve goals and work collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Demonstrated solid teamwork, interpersonal, leadership and planning skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.

How to apply: 

Interested applicants may view this position and apply by clicking on the Apply Now button, or by visiting 

Please merge your covering letter and resume into one Word or PDF document. Candidates must clearly indicate how they meet the requirements listed above. 

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. All other applications will be kept on file for future consideration.

Moving Forward Together: your career with Michelin

Michelin firmly believes that business performance and the professional success of our employees go hand in hand. Our approach to career development reaffirms the values that guide us every day and expresses the mutual commitments that Michelin Group has undertaken to ensure everyone is able to find fulfillment in his or her role. Performance and potential are assessed with a view to the long-term and training policies allow each employee to continue to grow throughout his or her career, while helping to drive the company's development.

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. offers competitive compensation and benefits, comprehensive training programs, opportunities for advancement and a workplace that values and demonstrates its commitment to diversity.  Please apply in Nova Scotia on the Clear Legal Job Board.

Kate Brown
Canadian Recruitment Manager
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate law