Principal Legal Counsel

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Medtronic is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies. Our Legal department, which spans the globe, is looking for a legal counsel with diversified legal experience, strong business acumen and a positive and proactive attitude, to join our Canadian legal team.

The ideal candidate will have substantive corporate, commercial experience with an interest in health, privacy and competition law. This individual will work across Medtronic businesses to: (i) advise on diverse issues including complex legal questions, commercial contracts, competitive public procurement processes, product liability and transactions/M&A, (ii) support business opportunities and mitigate risks, (iii) maintain compliance with internal policies such as our Business Conduct Standards, and (iv) contribute to high-level policy decision- making. Legal counsel must possess strong legal skills and be able to effectively interact with all levels of employees including a variety of internal and external cross-functional support. This role requires a high level of professionalism and responsiveness to business stakeholders in a large, dynamic and fast-paced environment.

This position can reside in our office locations of either Brampton, Pointe-Claire or Vancouver, or work remote within Canada.

A Day in the Life
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Provides legal advice, counsel and service to internal business clients concerning legal rights, obligations, and privileges of corporations.
Drafts, reviews and negotiates various commercial agreements and documents.
Keeps current on legislative issues, statutes, decisions and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
Provides legal guidance on policies, procedures, legislation and business practices.
Identifies, anticipates and helps mitigate key legal risks.
Collaborates with subject matter experts on commercial, regulatory and compliance matters to build consensus or resolves legal and business issues.
Efficiently manages and drives multiple projects to completion.
Works with outside counsel to direct activities.
Responsible for reporting complaints and Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR)
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Law Degree with strong academic credentials in Common and/or Civil Law from a duly accredited Canadian law school
Member in good standing of a Canadian Bar/Law Society
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
Experience in corporate and commercial law
Excellent command of English and French languages. Strong business acumen, good common sense and sound judgment
Exceptional analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Works independently yet team-oriented
Able to work in a complex, matrixed structure
Capable of inspiring trust and confidence of client groups
Able to multi-task in fast-paced environment with excellent project management skills

Nice to Have:
Previous in-house experience with medical device or other life science company would be an asset

About Medtronic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader — that’s why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.

Medtronic Canada strives through our vision to build a culture of inclusiveness through our commitment to employment equity and diversity. Discrimination is prohibited on any grounds protected under Canadian Human Rights legislation. Employment applications are encouraged from all members of our community. Upon request, candidates with disabilities will be accommodated during the recruitment process.

Physical Job Requirements: The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers.

Travel: No

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 05/31/2023