JANUARY 12, 2018 CAREERS lvii
(2-5 years experience)
Founded in 1882, George Weston Limited (“GWL”) is a major Canadian public
company, representing Canada’s largest food and drug retail businesses through its control
of Loblaw Companies Limited and Shoppers Drug Mart. With over 2,300 stores, the
retail operations reach most Canadians serving their everyday food, health and wellness
needs. Through Weston Foods, GWL is one of Canada’s leading bakers, offering a wide
selection of fresh and frozen products to the North American market. GWL also controls
one of Canada’s largest REITs, Choice Properties REIT. With over 220,000 employees,
GWL is Canada’s largest employer in the private sector.
With such a wide variety of businesses and assets within GWL, the need for legal support
is extensive. In addition to M&A and corporate finance transactional work, GWL’s legal
team is also involved in a broad range of dynamic, diverse and complex work including
corporate governance and board matters, commercial contracts, reorganizations and
tax planning. The legal team not only provides legal advice but also is involved in
strategizing with the corporate development, treasury and tax groups. This position is
located in mid-town Toronto and will report to the Vice President, Legal of GWL.
The ideal candidate will have 2 -5 years of M&A and Securities experience gained
from a major firm and /or publicly traded corporation. Excellent verbal and written
communication skills and business acumen are essential. Finding an individual who
‘fits’ with GWL’s culture, is a team player and is able to manage competing demands is
a top priority.
As one of Canada’s blue chip companies, GWL is able to offer a wide variety of
challenging, interesting work, within a friendly, sophisticated, business-minded
environment. This legal department is committed to developing its team and offers
opportunities for career development. If you are interested in this opportunity, please
forward your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at NagataCONNEX
Executive Legal Search.
As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search,
any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to them.
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