Legal Counsel - Compliance
- Kinross Gold Corporation
- Lawyer - In House Counsel
- Area of Practice
- Privacy Law, Compliance, Mining Law
- Job Type
- Full time
- Minimum Level of Education
- Professional degree - LL.B
- Minimum Number of Years in Practice
- 1-3 years
The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.
Reporting to the Vice President, Compliance, responsible for support and administration of the Kinross Global Compliance Program, supporting corporate and regional compliance initiatives and other related activities.
- Be an advocate and champion of compliance and ethics among personnel for Kinross Gold Corporation ("Kinross" or "the Company").
- Support the Corporate Compliance function and manage the implementation, administration and enforcement of Kinross' Code of Business Conduct and Ethics including anti-corruption protocols; Whistleblower Policy; and other core policies in place from time to time (collectively, the "Core Policies"); and Records Retention Policy (including Data Retention Policy), including supporting or conducting investigations arising under the Whistleblower Policy reporting system, reviewing the Company's continuous disclosure documents for compliance with regulatory requirements and providing advice on document retention.
- Monitor and report on the implementation of the Kinross Compliance Program and Core Policies (including supporting and conducting training and communications programs) for, among other things, alignment with applicable laws and identification of any areas of potential compliance vulnerability and risk. Report on recommended corrective action plans as required.
- Support other functional groups (such as IT, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Security and Supply Chain) and regional / site management teams with their functional / local policy and compliance initiatives, including functional / local implementation of the Corporate Compliance Program, and training, to ensure alignment and consistency with Corporate requirements and objectives.
- Assist the Compliance function and monitoring of Privacy/Data Protection requirements, including PIPEDA and GDPR, and assist with development, management and monitoring of the documentation/design of Privacy/Data Protection policies, procedures and controls. Monitor maintenance of corporate data mapping in concert with IT team, and provide assessment of various Privacy/Data Protection compliance risks at Corporate and Regional levels.
- Provide and assist with content refresh for live training of employees on Kinross ethics and compliance expectations, including conducting training workshops at various mine sites.
- Manage and work with subject matter experts to develop and refresh online training and materials for Kinross employees worldwide.
- Maintain an awareness of new legislation, legal and compliance requirements, issues, best practices and trends impacting or relevant to the Company, and identify, recommend and/or support the development and implementation of appropriate action plans in response.
- Respond to Company personnel who raise questions regarding compliance and ethics and provide advice on such matters.
- Provide periodic updates to the Vice President, Compliance and Legal Counsel, Compliance and assist in the preparation of reports to the Senior Leadership Team and applicable committees of the Board of Directors on compliance matters impacting or relevant to the Company including performance of the Corporate Compliance Program, new legal and regulatory compliance developments, and potential vulnerability and risks.
- Identify and, along with the Vice President, Compliance and the Legal Counsel, Compliance, represent the Company in relevant external compliance and ethics discussion groups and forums.
- In consultation with the Vice President, Compliance and Legal Counsel, Compliance, manage and instruct such external advisors as are required to achieve the objectives of the Corporate Compliance Program.
Education and Experience
- Degree from an accredited Canadian or U.S. law school, and qualification to practice law in Canada and/or the U.S., would be an asset.
- 2-3+ years of regulatory compliance, privacy and ethics and/or relevant legal practice experience, including with respect to anti-corruption and/or privacy legislation, in-house at a “blue-chip” publicly traded company in Canada and/or the U.S., or with a top tier law firm in either country.
- Work experience in the natural resources industry, preferably in mining, is an asset.
- Experience implementing and managing learning/training programs, in a formal work environment or other capacity, is an asset.
- Strong business orientation, acumen, judgment, leadership skills and ethical conviction.
- Highly motivated, independently driven, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Superior analytical, negotiation, writing and drafting skills, particularly involving reporting memoranda, corporate policies and compliance training.
- Able to think creatively to find practical solutions to complex issues.
- Organized and detail oriented, with an ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work effectively, individually and as part of a team, in a dynamic, fast-paced, challenging environment.
- Able to develop strong internal relationships, manage cross-functional teams, to work in partnership with regional and site management teams, and to interact / advise senior management and personnel at all levels.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
- Strong project management skills.
- Ability to speak Spanish, French, Portuguese and/or Russian would be an asset.