Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance

  • Purolator
  • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 04, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If you have questions, please feel free to ask during your interview.

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Job Description

The Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance is responsible for supporting regulatory compliance activities. In this role you will be providing guidance on relevant legal and regulatory frameworks in the areas of privacy governance, dangerous goods, environment, cyber security, transportation and logistics, trade compliance and workplace investigations. This role reports to the Director, Compliance & Risk and requires cross functional support across the organization. You will support the department in its responsibility to ensure that corporate risk is managed to the highest level of governance for the Company.



Primary Responsibilities


Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance.

  • Providing legal advice and support to the business as required


  • Researching emerging legal and regulatory issues and informing the business on developing legal trends and their impact to the Company’s strategic objectives


  • Identifying and supporting the development of strategies to ensure conformity to laws, regulations and policies;


  • Contributing to the development and implementation of governance frameworks, policies, processes, and appropriate internal controls for compliance matters


  • Conducting workplace investigations


  • Drafting legal communications and documentation


  • Working collaboratively with other stakeholders, ensuring synergy, harmonization, and a shared understanding of compliance across the Company.


Education and Qualifications

  • LL.B or J.D degree (or equivalent);
  • 4 to 8 years of relevant legal experience in house, with a regulatory body or a law firm;
  • Licensed to practice law in Canada and a lawyer in good standing with a provincial law society


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of compliance and regulations affecting industry
  • Experience with regulatory law, administrative law, and/or competition law
  • Ability to analyze regulations, determine their impact on the business and propose practical solutions;
  • A demonstrated ability to balance operating requirements against regulatory risks and to formulate solutions to advance the needs of the Company
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
  • Ability to manage complex files involving cross-functional teams and exercise judgment
  • Experience preparing, reviewing and supporting the negotiation of regulatory terms in a range of agreements.
  • Skilled at working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Strategic thinker with ability to articulate the big picture.
  • Excellent cognitive thinking, written and oral communication skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information quickly
  • Proven ability to deal with sensitive issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Visio).
  • French speaking would be an asset.



Location: 530 - Corporate
Working Conditions: Office Environment

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Reports to: Director Compliance & Risk

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