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Counsel

  • Location
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted

Description

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 to 7 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience with significant commercial and privacy law experience, ideally with an emphasis on some of the following: commercial contracts, motor vehicle dealer and/or franchise laws, privacy as well as product/service marketing and advertising.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously and working effectively across internal functions and businesses.  They will also be 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 report to the Lead Counsel – Corporate and Commercial and will work closely with both the GM Canada legal department and the GM global legal staff of more than 200 lawyers. 

This position is classified as a Hybrid position, meaning the successful candidate will work at our Markham or Oshawa office three (3) days each week.

Additional Description

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Minimum of 5 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience, ideally with a significant portion of the experience gained in a technology, manufacturing, or consumer products/services 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.

Benefits:

  • GM’s Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs.
  • GM’s comprehensive compensation and benefits plan is carefully designed and thoroughly benchmarked against the companies that we compete for talent in the local market .

The goal of the General Motors of Canada total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan currently includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave.
  • Healthcare, dental and vision benefits including health care spending account and wellness incentive.
  • Life insurance plans to cover you and your family.
  • Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement.
  • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values.
  • Tuition Assistance and Employee Assistance Program. 
  • GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.

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Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of unlawful discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.  We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

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