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Legal Counsel Contracts

Fidelity Investments

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 28, 2021.

Job Description

Position Description
Reporting to the Director, Procurement and Senior Legal Counsel , the Legal Counsel – Contracts drafts, reviews, negotiates, and manages various contracts, including the interpretation of such contracts and the implementation of amendments. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Independently draft, review, negotiate, and manage a variety of agreements.
  • Liaise and collaborate with external and internal Fidelity business partners to ensure the necessary legal documentation is completed in accordance with timelines as well as Fidelity policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the continual improvement of processes, documentation, and practices to achieve a more efficient workflow.
  • Assist with supplier sourcing, onboarding, and engagement as well as ad-hoc projects as necessary.

Education, Experience and Licenses

  • Law degree
  • Minimum 4 years post call experience in the legal or procurement department of a large commercial organization or a large law firm
  • Experience in contracts required
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Prior mutual fund industry experience, an asset

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent contract drafting skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Superior communication, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills to collaboratively solve legal issues
  • Knowledge of corporate law
  • Flexible working style that is responsive to competing priorities
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

In order to be considered, applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts

Note: Given the current circumstances, the resource will be working from home 100% of time. As working conditions return to normal, they will be expected to adapt a hybrid working arrangement.

Fidelity Canada is an equal opportunity employer

Fidelity Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, family status, protected veterans’ status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected ground.

Accommodation during the application process

Fidelity Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require an accommodation, please email us at FidelityCanadaStaffing@fidelity.ca.

No telephone inquiries or agencies please. We thank all applicants for their interest, please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Why Work at Fidelity?

We are proud to be recipients of the following:

Awards

  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers (5th consecutive year) 2021
  • Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (9th consecutive year) 2021
  • Canada’s Top Family Friendly Employer (4th consecutive year) 2021
  • Imagine Canada, Caring Company
  • Canada’s Top Employer For Young People 2021
  • National HR Awards – Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program Award, Venngo Healthy Workplaces Award
  • Workplace Benefits Awards – Health and Wellness Program
  • Canadian Compassionate Companies Award

Designations

  • A Canadian Compassionate Company
  • An Imagine Canada Caring Company
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