Legal Counsel

Summary

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will serve as a key strategic partner to our business team members, providing practical legal advice with a strong focus on supporting business objectives. The Legal Counsel will be responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of legal matters critical to Arctic Co-op’s and the Co-operative System’s operations, including commercial contracts, real estate, corporate governance, intercompany legal affairs, and contract management while supporting litigation and labour and employment matters. This role will be pivotal in ensuring successful business outcomes, risk mitigation and legal compliance in these areas while also supporting Arctic Co-op’s through other transactional matters.
Experience on a broad range of legal and business issues involving multiple jurisdictions, with a particular focus on corporate/commercial, real estate, corporate governance, employment, and financing matters will be essential for this position.

Responsibilities

The general duties and responsibilities of Legal Counsel will include:
• Providing legal and business advice and opinions to Arctic Co-ops’ business units on a variety of matters, including, but not limited to, the preparation, review and interpretation of legal documents, agreements and contracts; commercial transactions, including financing; real property transactions; procurement; employment; privacy; and, general regulatory compliance;
• Undertaking research, interpreting and analyzing information, and presenting options, opinions and implications to General Counsel and internal stakeholders;
• Monitoring and advising on changes to legislation having an impact on Arctic Co-ops and/or its retail members, and in particular, co-operative legislation, privacy, supply chain, etc.; and • Managing the contract lifecycle, including renewal and termination processes.

Job Summary

Job Type:

Full Time

Location:

Winnipeg MB

Date Posted:

06/07/2024