Legal Counsel

  • Energizer
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary:

Energizer is a global company that owns an extensive portfolio of some of the World’s most recognizable brands and icons, including its Energizer® and the Energizer Bunny®, Rayovac® , Eveready®, VARTA® batteries and lights as well as Armor All®, STP®, A/C Pro® , Eagle One®, Lexol®, Nu Finish®, California Scents®, Refresh Your Car®, Driven® and Bahama & Co.® auto care products. Energizer is seeking an experienced and motivated advertising and marketing counsel to support Energizer’s battery and lighting businesses and, on occasion, its auto care business. The candidate will support senior counsel as well as work directly with internal clients providing legal advice and support to all levels of management on a wide range of matters facing a global consumer products company. Counsel will interact with and provide support to the following functions: global marketing and product development. Counsel will partner with subject matter experts in regulatory, research & development, intellectual property, and other teams to develop creative solutions supporting the business while mitigating risk. The candidate will be capable of working successfully in complex situations at multiple levels, with a wide variety of clients and will have a strong legal, advertising/marketing business background and familiarity with trademark law. This position provides exceptional growth opportunities, including the opportunity to lead legal support for the lighting product business globally in addition to supporting Energizer’s flagship battery business.


  • Serve as cross-category counsel to global category marketing business teams (Batteries, Lights and Auto Care) as a member of the Category legal team; ensure compliance with policies, laws and regulations; spot issues and develop legal solutions to mitigate risk in the development, marketing, advertising and sale of products globally
  • Support the Research and Development team in analyzing category product development, policies, and initiatives to provide practical legal strategies for products globally
  • Provide legal advice regarding advertising, marketing (including promotions and sweepstakes), product packaging (including claim substantiation), and consumer protection; eview advertising, marketing, and product labeling from a legal perspective
  • Coordinate internally and externally with legal subject matter experts (e.g., regulatory, intellectual property), and other groups (e.g., export compliance, tax, finance) in addressing category-related issues
  • Create and deliver tools training for global clients
  • Develop and implement process improvements to reduce cycle time for advertising, packaging and marketing reviews

What we are looking for:

  • Degree
  • 5+ years of experience as an attorney licensed to practice law
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals at all levels in and out of the organization
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and deliver an excellent work product in a fast-paced and rapidly growing dynamic company; English fluency
  • Experience advising clients on intellectual property, marketing, consumer protection, and advertising in a global environment, including FTC advertising, packaging and labeling laws
  • Experience with a global consumer-packaged goods or consumer retail company

Come join us!:

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, colour, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.