LEGAL COUNSEL AND ASSISTANT CORPORATE SECRETARY

About Metro and its banners

Metro, a Canadian company, has established itself as a leader in the food and pharmacy industries since 1947. Its success is due to the leadership and determination of its members and executives, who have pursued growth through mergers, acquisitions, and innovations. As a result, Metro has achieved a leading position in Canada’s food and pharmaceutical industries.

Through its activities as a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, it operates or supplies a network of some 950 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, and Food Basics, as well as some 650 pharmacies mainly under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

METRO Inc. acquired The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. in the Spring of 2018. The combination of these two major companies has created a $16 billion retail leader, ideally positioned to meet the growing needs of consumers in food, pharmacy, health, and beauty.

 

 

Culture and Values

Environment
METRO aims to improve its environmental performance in several ways. Our priorities: reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, manage our waste, and reduce food waste.

Products and Services
Meeting our customer’s needs is at the core of METRO’s business strategy. We aim to provide consumers with products and services that meet their expectations, and we work toward a more responsible supply chain.

Communities
At METRO, we are dedicated to contributing to the economic and social well-being of communities. Our priorities are to invest in the communities in which we are present and to promote local purchasing, both to support local suppliers and to meet our customers’ expectations.

Colleagues
The health and well-being of our colleagues are primary conditions for us to truly embody our purpose and ensure our organizational effectiveness. We, therefore, build on occupational health and safety, respectful labor relations, talent management, and an ethical, inclusive, respectful, and positive work environment.

 

Summary

Reporting to the Vice-President, Legal Affairs, and Corporate Secretary, the incumbent acts as Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for the Company and its subsidiaries, mainly in corporate and securities law, as well as in the administrative management of the company’s corporate secretariat.

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and opinions, on corporate law, governance, securities, and corporate responsibility issues (ESG), as well as on any other matter required for effective decision-making.
  • Manage the Company’s portfolio of affiliated companies from a legal perspective.
  • Assist the company in the application of laws, policies, and regulations to which the Company and its affiliated entities are subject, including compliance and ensuring that reports and filings are made to the appropriate authorities on time.
  • Draft and review disclosure documents required by regulatory requirements, particularly those relating to securities.
  • Monitor legal, regulatory, and jurisprudential changes in corporate, governance, ESG, and securities matters that may affect the Company.
  • Be involved in the company’s strategic files, particularly in financing and corporate reorganizations.
  • Support the Vice-President, Legal Affairs, and Corporate Secretary in all tasks relating to the corporate secretariat, governance, compliance, and the legal affairs department in general.
  • Perform all tasks related to the corporate secretariat, including the preparation of corporate documents required for the creation and existence of the Company and its affiliated entities.
  • Supervise the paralegal.
  • Negotiate, draft, and give opinions on various commercial contracts.
  • Coordinate certain mandates entrusted to lawyers in private practice.
  • Perform any other related tasks.

 

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Member of the Bar

Professional Experience

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in corporate and securities law

Competencies

  • Knowledge of Office suite software
  • Technical and professional knowledge
  • Bilingualism essential (French and English, spoken and written) (processing documents in English and interacting with people in other Canadian provinces and outside Canada)

Skills

  • Teamwork, practicality, autonomy, and discernment
  • Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Prioritization
  • Autonomy
  • Collaboration
  • Problem-solving

 

Why Join Metro

  • Be part of a major Quebec company where people are at the heart of the company
  • Flexible working hours to promote work/life balance
  • Hybrid work schedules
  • Group insurance from day one
  • Among the best pension plans
  • Employee assistance program
  • State-of-the-art offices, including a gym
  • Free parking and charging stations for electric cars
  • Professional development opportunities

 

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Only the people selected for an interview will be contacted. We support the principle of employment equity.

TALINKO is a recruitment firm of middle and senior executives also offering support in the recruitment of members of the board of directors or advisory committee. We operate in different business sectors.

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