Director Legal Counsel

Toronto, ON

Day In The Life:

The Bay is seeking a lawyer to cover a one year maternity leave with at least four to five years of corporate-commercial experience at a reputable law firm and/or as an in-house counsel The successful candidate will be expected to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to many aspects of the retail business, provide strategic and proactive advice on a wide variety of issues, serve as the legal lead for cross-functional projects and advise on policy matters. In collaboration with The Bay's cross-functional teams, the Director, Legal Counsel will be entrusted to provide day-to-day counsel as well as recommendations on policies/compliance protocols to protect The Bay, its customers, employees, and third party partners.


What You Will Do:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements, including technology, supply chain/logistics, FinTech, information security and other operational and vendor agreements
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to stakeholders regarding business and legal issues and risks across a wide range of portfolios including supply chain, technology, digital, financial services and marketplace
  • Advise on regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters 
  • engage in and serve as the legal lead on various company-wide projects and initiatives
  • issue-spot sensitive legal and business concerns within complex deals and coordinate with cross-functional teams to minimize risk
  • Improve the Legal Department’s database of template agreements and participate in the expansion and oversight of the contract management process
  • Provide substantive support for the rest of the Legal team on an as-needed basis


What You Will Need:

  • At least –4-5 years of corporate-commercial experience at a reputable law firm and/or as an in-house counsel (ideally a retail environment)
  • Must be a member in good standing of the bar
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present clear, practical and business-oriented legal advice
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive; eager to take ownership over work product and able to advance work independently
  • Team-oriented; demonstrates a commitment to shared success
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop collaborative relationships at all levels in the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Excellent organizational skills and capability to effectively manage priorities while meeting timelines


What You Can Expect:

  • A People-first culture where One Team spirit and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are celebrated and promoted at every step of the way
  • An opportunity to work with highly supportive teams to help you build the career you want and leave your Stripe at The Bay
  • A competitive benefits package including unlimited paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, parental leave top up coverages, retirement savings and more
  • A ways of Working Program that enables you to work where you are most effective
  • A living Well Program that provides a variety of offerings and resources to enhance your physical, mental, and financial wellness, including corporate gym membership rates.
  • An amazing associate discount of up to 40% off top brands

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