KIK Custom Products Senior Legal Counsel

Categories In-House
Location Concord, Ontario
Job Information

COMPANY OVERVIEW

One of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

 

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America’s largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP’s product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP’s in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

 

Job Description

The Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing legal advice on a broad range of complex legal and regulatory matters related to marketing, advertising, intellectual property and privacy. The successful incumbent will also support the business in its related compliance efforts and draft, review and negotiate agreements and contracts related to client facing materials, and provide sound legal risk analysis in relation to compliance and legal processes.

Responsibilities

  • Support to the General Counsel and Secretary by providing strategic legal and regulatory compliance advice (Health Canada, FDA, FTC) and services to clients
  • Negotiate, revise and review a range of general commercial, marketing,  advertising, intellectual property and privacy documents in relation to various transactions, including identifying risks
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in the law, specifically relating to  marketing, advertising, intellectual property and privacy
  • Recommend improvements for consistency with market practices and assist in the design of legal advice strategies and approaches for the department
  • Ensure that the policy framework and related practices in place are adequate

Qualifications & Skills Requirements

  • LL.B or JD from a recognized law school
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • 4 to 6 years of post-qualification practice as either in-house counsel or with a well-recognized law firm, where the candidate has developed and focused on advertising, IP and regulatory compliance ( Health Canada, FDA, FTC )
  • Strong client skills, an ability to work autonomously by taking ownership of projects (especially when analyzing legal risks), flexibility to adapt quickly to changes and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective and concise communications in a variety of formats and venues to a wide audience

Pomerleau Legal Counsel

Categories In-House
Location Ottawa
Job Information

Consistently recognized by Deloitte as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Pomerleau Inc. is expanding its legal team and looking for an experienced lawyer for its Ottawa office. In the course of his or her duties, the legal counsel will assume the following tasks and responsibilities, among others:

  • Prepare, review, analyze, comment on and negotiate various types of contracts;
  • Participate in the preparation of documentation related to various transactions involving the company (reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions);
  • Advise members of the management team on any and all legal matters;
  • Assist in the implementation and updating of various corporate governance documents and policies;
  • Review, analyze and comment on documentation within the context of public tenders;
  • Answer questions of a legal nature, support and assist the company’s staff assigned to operations on the firm’s various projects.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with external legal counsel;
  • Any and all other associated tasks related to the operations of the company and its subsidiaries.

What is Required?

  • Hold a Bachelor of Laws degree and be a member of the Ontario Bar;
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in corporate and commercial law;
  • Relevant experience with PPP-type contractual agreements (essential);
  • Working knowledge of the construction industry;
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills;
  • Possess strong legal argumentation skills, both verbally and in writing;
  • Have a perfect command of English and a good knowledge of French;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools and work-related software;
  • Demonstrate judgment, initiative, leadership, autonomy, versatility and team spirit;
  • Solution-oriented, analytical mind;
  • Ability to work under pressure and perform tasks within a tight schedule;
  • Ability to manage several files simultaneously;
  • Open to travel to various regions in Canada where work-related representations will be required.

Why Choose Pomerleau?

  • Competitive salary • 4 weeks’ vacation • Group insurance (including a health spending account!) • Group RRSP • Employer paid monthly public transit pass • Fitness Membership or Activity Reimbursement • Employee assistance program • Exciting training opportunities • Dynamic culture        • Exciting career opportunities • Summer hours