Director, Legal Affairs and Procurement
- Rocky Mountaineer
- Vancouver, BC
- Lawyer - In House Counsel
- Area of Practice
- Business Law, Corporate/Commercial Law
- Job Type
- Full time
- Minimum Level of Education
- Professional Degree - LL.B or B.C.L
- Minimum Number of Years in Practice
- 4-10 years
At Rocky Mountaineer, we invite guests to the majestic Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains and take them on a world class journey. With the help of our dedicated team, we offer more than a renowned luxury product, we create life changing experiences. We are looking for positive people who bring a passion for excellence and commitment to teamwork to join us.
Rocky Mountaineer is proud to work with a strong team of talented individuals. We were recently named one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies and have won Employer of the Year by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada multiple times.
The Director, Legal Affairs and Procurement reports directly to the VP, Finance and Analytics.
The Director, Legal Affairs and Procurement will work closely with the VP, Finance and Analytics, and the Senior Leadership team to oversee legal affairs, contract management, and centralized procurement including those associated with company’s strategic growth plans. Provides legal advice, options and recommendations to the organization on a range of legal issues and develops legal compliance programs, corporate policies, standards and guidelines related to complex legal issues and contracts to mitigate risks.
You will be responsible for...
- Serve as the in-house legal advisor for Rocky Mountaineer on strategy, legal risks and opportunities, policies and practices, working with external counsel as required.
- Provide expert legal advice to management and other stakeholders on a variety of legal issues.
- Draft, review, provide advice on, and negotiate contractual agreements, including service agreements, partner and vendor agreements, contractor agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and licensing agreements.
- Review advertising and marketing materials as required to ensure compliance with applicable legal standards and requirements.
- Research and anticipate legal issues, trends and regulatory changes and prepare reports, including briefings to executives on potential impact to the business.
- Support the VP, Finance and Analytics in the role of Privacy Officer by remaining abreast of all significant changes in privacy regulations in applicable jurisdictions and ensuring the company’s business practices continue to comply with all applicable rules and regulations.
Procurement and Contract Management:
- Design and execute an organizational procurement strategy, supported by tactical and innovative procurement programs, to deliver enhanced benefits and value to the customer/end user and to support service delivery objectives
- Develop and implement organizational procurement policies and processes to ensure a consistent and standardized approach to drive improvements and efficiencies in procurement activities
- Accountable for the research and analysis of market trends and best practices to ensure sourcing and procurement strategies and approaches are current, risks are identified and managed effectively, and insight is gained through the analysis of costs, benefits and supply markets
- Provide expert advice to key stakeholders on all aspects of procurement to encourage innovative practices and support the delivery of business and policy directions
- Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders to provide strategic insights on business needs, resolve complex issues and deliver high performance cost, service and quality outcomes
- Provide leadership, direction and effective management of the procurement team and cross-functional working groups to achieve a high-level of performance in procurement and deliver high quality advice and service to stakeholders
- Identify and manage commercial, contractual, operational, financial, reputational, ethical and supply chain risks to minimize negative impacts on organizational objectives while encouraging opportunity and innovation
- Establish performance standards and evaluation processes to assess and report on procurement activity in terms of progress, results, customer satisfaction, value and cost
Enterprise Risk Management:
- Lead regulatory compliance and enterprise risk management practices by developing and implementing policies and procedures
- Integrate risk management principles and practices in the on-going management of business
- Provide timely and comprehensive reporting to Senior Leadership, the board and ownership
Other responsibilities as assigned.
You will have...
- Bachelor Degree in Law, qualification under the Law Society of B.C. or comparable qualifications from other common law jurisdiction
- 5-7 years' of related experience (including 1 year of articling after graduation from law school) in medium to large law firms and/or corporation, involving practice in a broad range of legal areas
- Solid working knowledge of the law in a broad range of areas including, but not limited to corporate, commercial and business law, preferably with some prior in-house experience with a company operating in a regulated environment
- Cross-border experience (especially with the U.S., Australia or the U.K.) considered an asset
- Advanced analytical skills to resolve complex problems, develop creative solutions, and objectively evaluate options to weigh out risks and benefits.
- Ability to draft complex contractual and ancillary documentation that meets the needs of the organization
- Strong negotiation skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Outstanding attention to detail and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
If this position suits your skills, experience and personal attributes, we want to talk to you!
Please apply by submitting your resume and a covering letter outlining why you are a suitable candidate. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.