SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR – LABOR LAW (FULL-TIME POSITION, 18-MONTH CONTRACT)

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 Director – Legal Affairs – Labor Law, the incumbent acts as Senior Counsel, Labor Law for the Company, and its subsidiaries, representing the company’s interests, primarily in the pleading of grievance arbitration.

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Independently manages disputes arising from the application of collective agreements or applicable labor and labor laws.
  • Represents the employer (i.e. all Metro divisions and subsidiaries) in grievance or litigation cases before administrative tribunals in labor law matters.
  • Advises Metro’s divisions and subsidiaries on the application and interpretation of collective agreements, as well as on applicable legislation and case law in labor and labor law.
  • Drafts legal opinions, employment contracts and any other documents required in his/her field of expertise.
  • Prepares and delivers training sessions in his/her field of expertise.
  • Develops good business relations with various partners.
  • Coordinates litigation committees with various partners, including union representatives.
  • Monitors changes in legislation and case law in his field of expertise.

 

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Member of the Quebec Bar Association

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in labor and labor law

Competencies

  • Knowledge of Office suite software
  • Technical and professional knowledge
  • Bilingualism essential (French and English, spoken and written)

Skills

  • Team spirit, practicality, and discernment
  • Strong negotiation and work organization skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Priority management
  • Autonomy
  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving

 

Why join Metro

  • Be part of a major Quebec company where people are at the heart of the company
  • Increase your visibility within the larger Metro network to access longer-term career opportunities
  • Participate in a variety of multi-faceted projects!

 

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