The qualified candidate must be able to address a wide range of corporate, transactional, and commercial matters that affect day-to-day business operations, including drafting, negotiating, and interpreting commercial contracts. The ideal candidate will have experience in commercial contracts, general corporate matters, and counseling across a wide range of subjects.
- Provides legal counsel and advice on a broad range of day-to-day operational legal topics, including commercial transactions, and general business matters.
- Stays abreast of specific regulations and compliance matters, especially in the areas of privacy law, and assists in ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place.
- Partners with internal business clients to develop and execute action plans in order to resolve issues presented in contract negotiations.
- Reviews, advises on, and negotiates a variety of commercial contracts, including contracts covering software licensing, SaaS, professional services, and online terms and conditions.
- Coordinates with subject matter legal experts and in-house attorneys supporting the Canadian business units to ensure efficient delivery of legal services.
- Assists with the development and implementation of forms and procedures for contract and product review.
- Develops strong relationships with internal contacts in Canada and at the U.S. parent company, including, but not limited to: other in-house attorneys, Security, Risk Management, Finance, and other appropriate departments to ensure a high service level and anticipate special needs.
- Responsible for identifying and helping to address difficult problems that may not be solved using existing practices and procedures; may have to respond and adapt to changing conditions or circumstances, requiring enterprise alignment and new approaches.
- Proven experience in providing legal counsel for software and services businesses, including drafting and negotiation of various types of commercial agreements.
- Experience in the automobile industry is a plus.
- Ability to partner with subject matter experts and other in-house attorneys to provide a seamless experience to internal clients in addressing and resolving legal issues.
- A focus on client needs with a commitment to timing, quality and client service.
- A business partner, who likes working side-by-side with business teams, and is receptive to opposing views.
- A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.
- A minimum of 7 years of legal experience working on a wide range of legal matters. Previous in-house counsel experience preferred.
- J.D. / LL.B degree, a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.
- Ability to travel as necessary, 10% of the time.
- Language: French is an asset.
- Other duties as needed or required.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.