Legal and Compliance Counsel

  • Porsche
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 07, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

To provide day-to-day management of the Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. internal Compliance program and provide legal advice and guidance on assigned topics, in coordination with and under the supervision and direction of the Director, Legal and Compliance. This role will also provide day-to-day legal advice and guidance on various topics such as Procurement contracts.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Act as Porsche Cars Canada’s Compliance Office first point of contact for employee compliance questions
  • Document compliance program
  • Promote Compliance Culture within Porsche Cars Canada and its subsidiary companies
  • Maintain and update Compliance Legal Directives and related documentation in accordance with Porsche Group requirements
  • Manage Directives for PCL and subsidiaries
  • Prepare and deliver Compliance Training programs and materials at PCL and its Canadian subsidiary companies in coordination with Porsche and VW Group requirements and local regulation. Topics include but are not limited to Privacy, Corruption (active and passive), Fraud, Conflict of Interest, Anti-Competition and Anti-Money Laundering, Integrity, Business Human Rights, Whistleblower System, Employee and Business Partner Code of Conduct
  • Perform annual GRC reviews on legal systemic risks
  • Prepare regular internal and Group Compliance reporting
  • Support the local Integrity Program with the establishment and development of the Local Integrity Program (LIP) in accordance with Together for Integrity (T4I) established requirements
  • Partner with the relevant business leaders in the development and implementation of measures to improve the integrity and compliance-related local strategy
  • Assist with the oversight of the integration of Integrity in all relevant local processes and instruments
  • Handle reporting, monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the local integrity activities
  • Assist with onboarding new employees related to compliance topics including attestation forms
  • Provide legal support for Procurement topics including contract reviews
  • Assist with Compliance/Legal department administration
  • Provide additional legal and compliance support as needed.
Qualifications

Education:
  • Law Degree, from recognized Canadian university
  • Certification from recognized Canadian compliance professionals organization
Experience
  • Minimum 3- 5 years corporate compliance and legal experience (preferably with exposure to automotive industry)
Skills
  • Substantive legal/compliance knowledge and basic understanding of laws pertaining to an automobile distributor in Canada
  • Effective in establishing initiatives and promoting interaction and positive teamwork throughout the company
  • Must have proven drafting and negotiation skills
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to judge and solve problems and conflicts
  • Ability to think entrepreneurial and thrive with a varying level of ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team and collaborate with executive and senior-management
  • Motivated, goal-oriented and high-performing
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver high quality work under tight timelines
  • Ability to proactively solve problems and work independently
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across multiple disciplines and departments
  • Ability to execute projects
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong social skills with a passion for customer satisfaction
  • Ability to travel within Canada and Europe, as necessary
  • French language proficiency preferred
Exclusive look behind the scenes

Porsche is an equal opportunity employer and we take pride in our diversity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Porsche will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Porsche does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability, family medical history, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, registered domestic partner status, family and medical leave status, military status, criminal conviction history, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.