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Senior Legal Counsel - 1 year contract - Danone Canada

  • Posted: 14 Sep 2021
  • General Secretary
  • Boucherville, Canada
  • Canada

About the job

As Senior Legal Counsel at Danone Canada and member of the Canadian legal team, you will work on dynamic legal issues, namely in the food, advertising and contract sectors and give legal guidance. You will proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that aim to fulfill Danone’s mission. You will be at the forefront of exciting partnerships and negotiations and will help shape Danone Canada’s legal and compliance frameworks, ultimately promoting and protecting the business.


Main responsibilities

  • Promote and protect Danone’s businesses, innovations and assets by ensuring the respect of legal and compliance frameworks, according to Danone’s Corporate policies and applicable laws;
  • Advise on marketing and advertising, food law, promotions law, regulatory, import-exports, IP, social media, consumer complaints, anti-spam legislation, data privacy for all Danone businesses in Canada;
  • Ensure compliance of communications, on all supports (TV copies, video clips, Radio spots, Billboards, leaflets, websites, POS or health care professionals materials, etc.), with internally defined guidelines and positions as well as with applicable Canadian legislation;
  • Negotiate, draft and review of various agreements (supply, services, distribution, sponsorship, agency, etc.) with key Danone stakeholders;
  • Monitor and anticipate legal and business trends and ensure comprehensive and on-going knowledge of subjects that have the potential to impact the businesses in Canada;
  • Train and inform stakeholders (Marketing, marketing agencies and Sales teams) on Competition law, Contracts, Advertising & Promotions law, Data Privacy and Anti-Spam laws;



About you

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Member of the Quebec Bar;
  • More than 7 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience as an in-house counsel an asset;
  • Knowledge in key areas of law;
  • Bilingual (French & English);
  • A strong business sense, pragmatic and results-oriented;
  • Excellent analysis skills and ability to synthesize;
  • Very organized, autonomous and takes initiative;
  • Ability to collaborate and work with multidisciplinary teams;
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.

About us


Danone Canada is a business unit of Danone and operates from headquarter offices in Boucherville, Quebec, and Mississauga, Ontario. Danone Canada is the country’s largest consumer-facing B Corporation, demonstrating that the company meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We have 500+ employees across Canada engaged and energized to deliver Danone’s mission: Bringing health through to food to as many people as possible, by working on strong brands such as Activia, Oikos, Danone, Silk, International Delight and many others Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.


Danone Canada doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to  cultural background, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressionor age. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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