Senior Advisor – Transactional Legal Affairs

October 15, 2020

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-11You will provide leadership and influence on strategic and complex issues that require extensive knowledge of the field of expertise. You will serve as a content specialist and resource person for clients and unit members.

Responsabilités principales

  • Oversee the legal aspects of Desjardins Group’s property and casualty insurance subsidiaries, including the legal due diligence process and drafting of transactional documents.

  • Lead initiatives and activities related to investment, disinvestment and recovery processes, whose scope and impact can extend across Desjardins Group.

  • Negotiate agreements, if necessary, with companies’ or external organizations’ decision-making bodies.

  • Advise and assist clients with positioning, planning, development, performance and follow-up of various strategic mandates under your responsibility.

  • Lead specialized development projects, initiatives and activities whose scope and impact affect the entire organization.

  • Play a monitoring role in order to understand and anticipate trends in your field of expertise and make appropriate recommendations with a view to developing best practices for the organization.

  • Develop and update policies, standards, models and programs to support the unit’s projects and mandates.

  • Frequently represent the unit when meeting with various senior management committee members and decision-making bodies.

  • When appropriate, supervise the work of professionals in your field of expertise. Make sure practices, procedures, methods and tools are used efficiently in order to meet business plan objectives.

  • Act as a resource person for unit members and clients.

  • Develop indicators and performance monitoring methods. Identify issues and make recommendations to the bodies concerned

Other working conditions

  • Place of work: Montreal or Lévis, depending on the preference of the person selected

  • Number of jobs available: 1

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in law or a related field

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in commercial law in a law firm or corporate legal department

  • Experience property and casualty insurance, negotiating, and drawing up commercial contracts

  • Experience in corporate law and in IT investment and Fintech (asset)

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • Be a member of the Quebec Bar

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

Proficient speaker, advanced knowledge of English

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date

2020-10-29

Job Family

Legal Affairs (FG)

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