General Legal Counsel

  • General Motors
  • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 23, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel

Job Description

Job Description

This posting will close on March 8, 2022 @ 11:59 PM.

 

GM Canada is seeking an exceptional lawyer with strategic business acumen and proven collaborative skills to join the legal team as Counsel.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience with significant corporate and commercial law experience covering real estate, contracts, licensing, and marketing and advertising.  The role will provide counsel on these issues in addition to a broad range of other corporate and commercial matters, including transactions, banking, environmental, dealer relations, and competition. 

 

The Counsel role will have responsibility for managing multiple projects simultaneously and working effectively across internal functions and businesses.  This position is expected to be a key business partner and to contribute to GM Canada’s success by combining both legal and business expertise and understanding the company’s operations and strategic goals. 

 

The successful candidate will report to the Counsel – Corporate and Commercial Lead and Secretary and will work closely with both the GM Canada legal department and the GM global legal staff of more than 200 lawyers.  This position will be located at GM Canada’s offices in Oshawa and Markham, Ontario, primarily working remotely

 

 

Additional Job Description

Qualifications

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario.

  • Minimum of 2 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience with a significant portion of the experience gained in the technology, manufacturing or consumer products sector.

  • Business-minded lawyer who can provide a top-down perspective while maintaining a sleeves-rolled-up willingness to take on a significant working role in the company.

  • Superior personal and professional integrity and strong communication skills.

  • French language proficiency would be an asset but is not a requirement.

  • Successful candidates will be required to attest to, and be prepared to provide proof of, their vaccination status and that any job offer will be conditional on the candidate being fully vaccinated.

 

 

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

 

 

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

 

 

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. 

 

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities. Should you be contacted by General Motors of Canada, please advise if you require accommodation. General Motors of Canada values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.