Assistant Vice President & Senior Counsel
The Great-West Life
CA-MB-Winnipeg
7d ago

Role Description

Great-West Life has an exciting opportunity within our Canadian Legal Division and as part of Great-West Legal team of over 150 lawyers globally.

If you are looking to apply commercial law experience in a challenging and fast-paced environment with one of the largest insurance companies in Canada, consider a career with Great-West Life.

This position will report into the VP & Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Strategic Legal Initiatives and will provide valuable, practical and timely advice to our Canadian Investment Division, which has over $75B of invested assets.

You will provide and oversee the provision of legal support on diverse investment transactions and related matters, such as :

  • Private debt investments, including : financing proposals, lending agreements and security documents to implement and maintain commercial financing transactions, including renewable energy and other infrastructure financing, public private partnerships, project financing, bulk lease financing and innovative financing and investment transactions
  • Commercial and residential mortgage investments
  • Bond investments including derivatives transactions
  • Real estate investments and related matters
  • Oil and gas and mineral rights leases
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Your work will be wide-ranging and will provide the opportunity to demonstrate proven expertise in dynamic practice areas.

    You will have responsibility for a broad portfolio of legal matters and interact with and provide meaningful advice to senior management on a regular basis.

    Preference is for this role to be based in Winnipeg, but we are also open to Toronto candidates.

    Management / Leadership Function :

    You will be responsible for the efficient provision of legal services through management of the team’s work and associated administrative resources including :

  • Monitoring workload and assigning new matters to team members
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to team members and advancing their professional development
  • Liaising with clients to establish priorities, monitor client satisfaction, and coordinate legal resources and work effort
  • Recruiting, performance evaluation and compensation activities for lawyers in your team, and providing input on those matters for administrative assistants
  • Leading or contributing to strategic projects that support the Legal Division and the company generally
  • Qualifications and Competencies :

  • University Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing, and a minimum of 10 years’ work experience in relevant practice, including structuring and implementing complex commercial lending transactions
  • Strong leadership skills, and a demonstrated interest in managing a team and guiding lawyers and other legal professionals in their practice and career development
  • Strong oral communication skills, with the ability to synthesize and present issues with clarity to senior management in all business and functional areas
  • Excellent judgment, with the ability to identify key issues and provide an independent view to management in a clear and practical manner
  • Strong drafting, legal and written communication skills with a practical solution-oriented approach and the ability to use clear, plain language
  • Self-motivated and desire to work both independently and in a cooperative team environment
  • Highly focused with attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience resolving complex problems
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects at once
  • Discover your opportunity . Apply today!

    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.

    If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States.

    As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings.

    We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported.

    We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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