General Counsel

Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of more than 410 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 750,000 customers daily. With more than 85,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has donated and raised more than $300 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at www.walmartcanada.cawww.facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/@walmartcanada

Position Summary

Walmart Canada Bank is seeking a General Counsel to support the legal compliance and regulatory requirements for the Bank.   The role will provide subject matter expertise and knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the law, deep knowledge of consumer credit card issuance and general knowledge of the financial services industry and the market.  The incumbent will lead the legal strategy and function and partner with business leaders and stakeholders to anticipate, develop and recommend strategies to reduce risk for the business.

Position Responsibilities

 

  • Your duties will include:
  • Advising on a wide range of day-to-day regulatory and commercial issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating complex legal agreements and documents.
  • Corporate secretarial duties, including maintenance of corporate records.
  • Assisting in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Providing legal support on new initiatives and projects.
  • Implementing strategies and processes to proactively address legal and compliance risks for the business.
  • Providing legal support for cross-functional initiatives.
  • Managing external counsel support and delivery of advice as required on an ad hoc basis.
  • Interpreting legislation impacting the business.
  • Educating and training the business regarding legal and compliance risks.

 

Canada Walmart Division

Compliance, Ethics and Legal

Qualifications

 

  • The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of experience providing counsel on credit card. issuance related experience at a financial institution and/or law firm as well as extensive financial services regulatory experience. 
  • Licensed to practice law in Ontario.
  • Membership in good standing in the Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • Knowledge of business and regulatory environment of financial services industry, specifically bank credit card issuance.

 

Licensing & Other Qualifications

 

  • Strong decision maker and above average negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical capability and judgement as well as strong problem-solving skills and the ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively provide ideas, advice and solutions relative to legal issues.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Results oriented, driven and self-motivated with a commitment to excellence.
  • Good relationship management skills/able to relate at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently, and with teams that have diverse skills, knowledge, and educational backgrounds.
  • Strong research skills.

 


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