Legal Counsel

  • ATS Automation Tooling Systems
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 30, 2022
Hybrid Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

About ATS Automation:


Advance your career with ATS, a global industry-leading automation provider to the world’s most successful companies, creating solutions that positively impact lives around the world.

ATS is a global supplier of automation technologies, products, and solutions to a broad range of end markets including the Life Sciences, Pharma, Food & Beverage, Electric Vehicle, Consumer, Nuclear, E-Commerce and Specialty Automation sectors. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, ATS is a public company and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. ATS employs approximately 6,000 people at over 50 manufacturing facilities and over 75 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China.

AT ATS, we want you to bring your real self to work, you share and live our values (people, process, and performance), and you will demonstrate the behaviours that support them.

Job Summary:


We are currently seeking a motivated and proactive Lawyer to join our Legal Department as Legal Counsel. The successful candidate will be a member of the ATS Legal Team and will be part of an international, diverse, collegial, and collaborative team of 15+ lawyers at a public company with a robust business model and an impressive track record of solid and sustainable growth.

What You Will Do:


  • Provide proactive and hands on legal services, including proactive negotiation support, to all of ATS’ global businesses in relation to commercial matters
  • Assist from time to time in relation to M&A, HR, compliance, financing, leasing, corporate, risk management, litigation, and other legal matters
  • Work efficiently and cost effectively with external counsel as required
  • Identify, develop and implement strategies to protect the company's interests and minimize legal exposure
  • Contribute to the Legal Team’s efforts to continuously improve their services and the outcome for the business through the use of the ATS Business Model (ABM)
  • Proactive in ensuring that all business activities are performed with highest ethical standards, in compliance with applicable laws and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct
  • Promote compliance with corporate policies, internal controls, and contracting practices
  • Adhere to health and safety rules and procedures

What We Will Need:


An LL.B./J.D. and member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario


  • 5-10 years relevant experience preferred; however, candidates outside this range may be considered
  • Experience working as In-House Legal Counsel for an international corporation preferred but not required
  • Strong drafting, analytical, presentation, and negotiating skills
  • Excellent business sense, commercial judgment and decision-making ability
  • Demonstrated ability to provide pragmatic, business-oriented legal advice and recommendations
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communications, project management, and organizational skills
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills, ability to influence others through demonstrated expertise and capacity to build strong working relationships across the organization
  • Time, priority and resource management skills
  • Self-motivated, reliable, responsive and accountable

If this describes you and you are interested in joining an industry leading, dynamic and team-oriented global organization that provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, we would like to hear from you!


At ATS, it starts with our People!


We believe the foundation of a great company is having the best team and winning as a team.


Why Join ATS?

  • Be a part of a thriving organization that is a global leader in advanced automation solutions
  • Collaborate with other bright, talented professionals focused on innovation and continuous improvement
  • Discover opportunities for growth within ATS as we strive to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people
  • Make an impact and give back to our communities in a meaningful way
  • Work in a safe, positive, and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and given the opportunity to do their best
  • Enjoy an attractive compensation package including flexible work schedules (where applicable)
  • Participate in company sponsored events including BBQs, annual picnics, and holiday parties
And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.