What You’ll Do: Western is seeking a Legal Counsel to support the Company in the preparation, development, and handling of a wide range of legal matters and processes in all areas of the Company’s business in a proactive and business-focused manner.
A key focus of the role will be reviewing, drafting and negotiating a broad array of commercial agreements; advising on corporate governance matters; developing and maintaining legal templates and precedents tailored for the needs of the business; and working with internal and external stakeholders to support the Company’s business goals by providing superb legal advice. It will also involve supporting in a variety of corporate transactions, including overseeing closing deliverables, managing due diligence processes, and instructing external counsel.
You will be a key member of the business, acting as the first point of contact for internal stakeholders, including triaging legal inquiries and requests and delivering practical legal advice. The ideal candidate for this position has a positive attitude, great interpersonal skills, strong desire to learn and tackle new challenges and a track record of delivering exceptional results.
Who You Are: Our ideal candidate has a degree in law and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia or other provincial association. Additionally, the candidate will have 3-4 years relevant experience at a corporate/commercial law firm or in-house legal department. Experience in forest products or other resource-based industries is considered an asset.
Work Environment: We are currently working in a hybrid work environment. Expectations for the time being are that this role will be a mix of working from home and work from office with proper safety plans in place.
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At Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace. We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition.
We provide a variety of on-the-job training and continuing education in many areas at Western to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed. Our promote-from-within culture recognizes high performance and we offer diverse career paths across the organization for those with the talent and will to advance.
Our total rewards offering including competitive pay, performance bonus, pension plan, benefits and other programs designed to support our employees.
Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that sustainably manages forests and manufactures high-quality wood products. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of BC and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering.
Our commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship and community engagement is core to how we do business at Western Forest Products.
Our approach to responsible business practices in all aspects of our business is multi-faceted. We adhere to and employ the most stringent environmental practices in the world. The steps we take to ensure the forests in which we operate are renewed and remain healthy and viable for future generations are mirrored in the care we take to make certain our communities continue to grow and prosper. This includes investing in communities where we operate and continuing to forge mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations in respect of their local and cultural interests.