Legal Counsel

  • Saputo
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Jan 03, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.


Summary Of Tasks


The incumbent will be an integral part of the Dairy Foods Division (U.S.) legal team to support their needs. The successful candidate will provide support to several sectors of the company, including operations, sales, distribution, marketing, real estate, procurement, and information technology.


How you will make contributions that matter:


  • Draft, negotiate and interpret commercial contracts of varying types.
  • Provide legal opinions and strategic advice to managers.
  • Provide continuous legal support to the departments and business units that are linked to U.S. Operations.


You are best suited for the role if you have the following qualifications:


  • Two to four years of experience in commercial law.
  • Excellent legal knowledge and capacity to solve problems.
  • Ability to write and negotiate exceptionally well.
  • Ability to manage priorities and a large volume of projects at once.
  • Good sense of business and entrepreneurship.
  • Ability to establish excellent interpersonal relationships and communicate clearly and efficiently with the different multidisciplinary teams both internally and externally, in a corporate environment as well as with legal professionals.
  • Strong sense of ethics and responsibility.
  • Good judgment.
  • Strong motivation and good customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate, as well as work independently.
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L. or LL.L.) and member of the Barreau du Québec.
  • Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.), an asset.
  • Experience in commercial litigation, an asset.
  • Perfectly bilingual in English and French (spoken and written).


We support and care for our employees and their families by providing:


  • Competitive salaries
  • Advantageous corporate discounts
  • Full range of group insurance benefits
  • Group retirement pension plan with employer contribution
  • Employee share ownership plan
  • Group RRSP
  • Health and Wellness program in the workplace
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Special pricing on our products


We support employment equity. Saputo strives to embed diversity and inclusion in its operations and invites candidates from all horizons to join its family.


Our story began in Canada in 1954, when the Saputo family's hard work and dedication created a thriving dairy business. More than 65 years later, our roots in this country remain strong with our Corporate Headquarters in Montréal. Today, we are a leading cheese manufacturer and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada with well-loved brands, such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Joyya, Milk2Go, Milk2Go Sport, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn* and Woolwich Goat Dairy. Thanks to our national footprint, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and consumers, and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in Canada, please click here. (


Join the Saputo Dairy Products Canada team to make your contributions matter every day!


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