Legal Counsel, Investment Solutions (Contract)

  • Sun Life Financial
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 19, 2021
Contract Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

 

 

Job Description:

COUNSEL – Insurance Wealth (Contract)

 

Sun Life Financial (TSX: SLF) is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients.  Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the UK and Asia.

 

This is a unique and exciting 12-14 month contract opportunity for a lawyer with business acumen and a relentless focus on the client experience.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic legal team supporting Sun Life’s wealth management business, Sun Life Global Investments.  Sun Life Global Investments manufactures leading edge wealth management products including segregated funds, annuities, and mutual funds.  This is an agile role based in either our Waterloo or Toronto office.

 

 

What will you do?

The successful candidate will be resilient, adaptable, highly motivated and self-confident. They will be required to provide proactive, timely and strategic legal support to senior business leaders and their teams, as well as related support areas such as Operations, Risk, Compliance and IT on a broad range of matters associated with our insurance-based wealth solutions.  This will involve advising on product development and administration, client and estate inquiries, reviewing product and marketing materials, and drafting agreements. The successful candidate will also advise on applicable laws, policies and procedures, and regulatory obligations, and participate in Sun Life’s advocacy initiatives on legal and regulatory developments and changes.

 

What do you need to succeed?

The successful candidates will be:

  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience at a law firm or in-house legal team
  • Experienced in the financial services industry (preferably within insurance, wealth and/or pension businesses)
  • Enthusiastic about leveraging data and technology to provide legal solutions to our business partners and inform business strategy
  • Able to engage and influence others with confidence
  • Familiar with relevant industry and regulatory trends
  • Able to distill complex problems and apply analytical and creative thinking to provide innovative solutions and manage risk
  • Skilled at simplifying complex legal concepts and writing and speaking clearly
  • Able to take a risk-based approach to the prioritization of work; and
  • Able to build relationships across multiple areas of the business.

 

What's in it for you?

  • Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Wellness programs that support the three pillars of your health – mental, physical and financial
  • Fitness and wellness programs that help you balance work and life and enjoy a healthier lifestyle

 

 

 

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.  It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.  In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.  Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results. 

 

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

 

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to thebrightside@sunlife.com.

 

At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.

 

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Salary Range:

104,000/104 000 - 171,700/171 700

 

Job Category:

Legal