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Assistant Counsel

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, detail oriented and a critical thinker with strong research and drafting skills. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, flexible, have strong interpersonal skills, and have an appetite to gain invaluable hands-on experience. OPPORTUNITY The Assistant counsel will manage assigned legal aspects of the Canadian affiliate business while working alongside the Counsel and will provide sound and practical legal advice under minimal supervision. What You Will Do • Conduct legal research • Provide legal advice in real time to the business in connection with its day to day operations. Assist the business directly and independently in matters of reasonable complexity. • Prepare and/or draft a variety of legal documents, including contracts, memos, opinions, etc. • Work closely with the business to ensure compliance with tobacco laws, local laws and company policies. Provide training on tobacco regulation and local laws to relevant audiences. • Initiate and coordinate the development and administration of policies and procedures, including appropriate forms of documentation in order to ensure compliance with all applicable legal requirements. The Skills You Bring / Qualifications and Skills Required: • Law Degree • Must have been called to the bar • Strong written and oral communication skills • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision • Able to work with set deadlines • Strong legal research skills and computer literacy • Strong academic credentials • Superior analytical, writing, oral communication, research, investigatory, advocacy, presentation and interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently and under pressure and handle multiple tasks • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines WHAT WE OFFER We offer the opportunity to join a global business leader where you can grow in a wide range of business functions. You will have the chance to build your professional expertise, business understanding, and leadership capabilities in a collaborative, challenging and results-oriented environment. Our Legal department fosters excellence in execution and is comprised of dedicated people all working together to continue to grow our status as industry leaders. We offer our employees a competitive salary, an attractive compensation package, including flexible work schedules, health and wellness programs, and attractive benefits options. WHO WE ARE? We are Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. Philip Morris International’s subsidiary in Canada -an International Fortune 500 Company. Today we are Canada's second largest tobacco company. In addition, RBH Inc. was awarded Top Employer for 2017, 2018 & 2019. We currently employ over 700 people throughout our six corporate and sales offices and our factory. Our parent company PMI is one of the world’s leading international tobacco company. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term we used to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. PMI has a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Click on the following link to learn more about the science behind the RRPs: https://www.pmiscience.com/ Rothmans, Benson & Hedges is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all current and prospective employees, as well as to promoting a culture of inclusion and respect for each individual. We celebrate the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment, and we recognize that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives to the organization. It is this diversity that adds value to our teams, as well as to our stakeholders. In particular, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, colour, religion, sex, marital/family status (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, immigrant and newcomer status, gender identity/expression, age, citizenship, or disability. We consider qualified applicants who have passed the criminal background checks, consistent with legal requirements. We strive to recognize and value diversity and equity, and to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented groups and the four designated groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We value, respect, and equally support applicants from these groups. We welcome and encourage applications to reach their full potential with us. If you are unable to apply for a position online, or require any further accommodation during our recruitment process, please contact: AODA.RBH@rbhinc.ca.
  • Contract
    Full-Time
  • Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Department
    Law
  • Remaining Openings
    1
  • Job ID
    17018
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