GM Canada is seeking an exceptional lawyer with strategic business acumen and proven collaborative skills to join the legal team as Counsel. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience with significant regulatory expertise, ideally covering environmental compliance, automotive safety and consumer product safety matters. The individual selected for this role will provide counsel on these issues in addition to a broad range of other corporate and commercial matters, including real estate, dealer relations and transactions.
The Counsel role will have responsibility for managing multiple projects simultaneously and working effectively across internal functions and businesses. This position is expected to be a key business partner and to contribute to GM Canada’s success by combining both legal and business expertise and understanding the company’s operations and strategic goals
The successful candidate will work closely with both the GM Canada legal department and the GM global legal staff of more than 200 lawyers. This position will be located at GM Canada’s offices in Oshawa and Markham, Ontario..
Called to the Bar of Ontario.
Minimum of 5 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience with a significant portion of the experience gained in the technology, manufacturing or consumer products sector.
Business-minded lawyer who can provide a top-down perspective while maintaining a sleeves-rolled-up willingness to take on a significant working role in the company.
Superior personal and professional integrity and strong communication skills.
French language proficiency would be an asset but is not a requirement.
Successful candidates will be required to attest to their vaccination status (or indicating that they do not wish to disclose), and any job offer will be conditional on the candidate providing that attestation.
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