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Aurora is a global leader in the cannabis industry serving both the medical and consumer markets. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a pioneer in global cannabis dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The Company's brand portfolio includes Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael '71, Daily Special, AltaVie, MedReleaf, CanniMed, Whistler, and Reliva CBD. Providing customers with innovative, high-quality cannabis products, Aurora's brands continue to break through as industry leaders in the medical, performance, wellness and recreational markets wherever they are launched.

 

LEGAL COUNSEL
Reporting to the SVP Legal, Corporate & Commercial, this Legal Counsel will provide support in a broad range of practice areas and business units. As Legal Counsel you will be equal parts strategist, collaborator, leader and multi-talented problem solver. At the core, you are a business-minded legal professional who will be responsible for providing insight and guidance on the legal aspects of our growing global business. Location for this position can be Edmonton or Vancouver.

 

MAIN RESPONSILBITIES:
•    Deliver exceptional value and engage in a diverse corporate commercial practice, which will involve advising in respect of various business transactions, drafting and reviewing a wide range of business contracts and providing sound legal advice
•    Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements such as vendor/procurement or sales/service agreements, non-disclosure agreements and licensing, distribution and manufacturing agreements
•    Supports other special projects relating to legal and compliance matters in the pharmaceutical industry (i: e. M&A and capital markets), including responding to access to information requests and ensuring compliance with corporate and industry policies.
•    Acts as a compliance gatekeeper, checking whether contract initiators are adhering to various corporate policies, including regarding payment terms, pharmacovigilance, fair market value, resource optimization, insurance, anti-corruption, signing authority, separation of functions and engagement of stakeholders.
•    Works with external legal counsel and relevant internal clients/subject matter experts to negotiate higher-risk or unique contract terms.
•    Handle all contracts relating to establishing or dissolving a business, merging two businesses, creating sales contracts, establishing non-compete clauses or changing a business's organizational structure
•    Maintaining a high level of professionalism and outstanding business judgement with an innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•    Ability to handle all different areas of commercial agreements; proven experience in contract drafting, negotiation, general corporate, and commercial law
•    Proven experience in one or more of commercial transactions (including service agreements), technology law, marketing law, and privacy law is an asset
•    Strong drafting skills and excellent oral and written communication, strong legal research, drafting and oral advocacy, strong drafting, negotiation and research skills
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
•    Proactively communicate with a client and develop and maintain a trusted relationship throughout the process
•    Excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities, as well as a high level of energy and ability to provide an exceptional level of customer service to internal and external customers
•    Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
•    Bilingualism (English and French) is considered an asset

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
•    2-5 years corporate commercial experience; experience in corporate/commercial transactional matters, which includes mergers and acquisitions, financing, and corporate restructuring
•    2-5 years of drafting agreements
•    2-5 years’ experience in Corporate Law is considered an asset
•    Lawyer in good standing with a law society of one of the Provinces of Canada (AB, ON, or BC)
•    Have experience working with clients in various industry sectors, including highly regulated industries 

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. At Aurora, we are committed to do business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.


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