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Director, Legal Counsel (1 Year Contract)

  • Location
  • TORONTO, ON, Canada
  • Job Opened
  • October 27, 2022
  • Job Number
  • 220005NU
  • Remote
  • Hybrid
  • Banner
  • The Bay
  • Team
  • Marketing
  • Job Type
  • Full-Time


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


About The Bay:

As Canada’s oldest startup, The Bay is a digital-first, purpose-led retailer. Our mission is to help Canadians live their best style of life.

The Bay is on a high-growth trajectory to become one of the largest digital retail businesses in Canada through and its Marketplace. If you are looking to join an iconic brand, create impactful change and be recognized for your work, we want you to join our team.

At The Bay, smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value ambitious work and great ideas grounded in data and insights. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, embrace change and are looking to make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

We are a digital-first company and brand for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to reach our potential.  Come and join a winning team that supports collaboration and demonstrates innovation, energy, creativity and vision every day.


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NOTE: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Bay provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Bay welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.