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Title:  Legal Manager

Job ID:  30385
Country:  Canada
City:  Montreal
Professional area:  Legal
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced


About JTI


JTI is one of Canada’s leading tobacco and vape companies and we employ approximately 500 employees across Canada with administrative offices in Mississauga, manufacturing facilities in Montreal and sales offices across the country. For the past three years, and most recently in 2019, we have been awarded Top Employer.


We are a member of Japan Tobacco International (JTI), maker of some of the world’s best-known brands in the traditional tobacco and potentially Reduced-Risk Products (RRP) categories. As our industry changes, our commitment to consumer choice remains. We are transforming to provide a wider portfolio of quality products, including those with the potential to reduce the risks associated with smoking.


Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45,000 people across the globe in 130 countries worldwide. For the past 5 years, we have been certified as a Global Top Employer, and in 2019 we once again secured regional certification in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.


What sets us apart? Simply put, it is our passion for people, our culture of integrity and respect, our setting the bar high for performance, and our pursuit of continuous improvement in all that we do. These attributes create an environment that offer a wide range of local and global career development opportunities. For more information we invite you to visit www.jti.com and www.jt-science.com.



What we are looking for


We are seeking a confident, organized and solution-oriented team player to join our legal team and fill the position of Legal Manager. The role is based in Montreal and reports to the Head of Legal Canada based in Mississauga, Ontario.


The Legal Manager will act as an in-house lawyer providing legal services to all business units of JTI Canada with an emphasis on the Global Supply Chain (GSC) which comprises the activities of the Montreal plant, on a variety of legal issues.  Our plant is unionized and the Legal Manager will also be the main advisor on labour relations matters. The aim is to achieve corporate and commercial objectives in a manner that ensures compliance with the law and appropriate monitoring and management of legal risk.





  • Assume the main advisory role for legal issues pertaining to GSC, procurement and labour relations.
  • Together with the legal team, provide advice, draft and negotiate a range of agreements, including reviewing and developing template documentation as may be required for repetitive use.
  • Analyze legal risks in a wide range of matters related to commercial, regulatory and compliance law.
  • Provide legal advice on labour and employment law matters.
  • Assume an advisory role in health, safety and environment matters.
  • Provide support during audits, inspections or interactions with authorities.
  • Review proposed legislation, assess impact and keep the business informed, including by preparing and providing training if and when appropriate
  • Work collaboratively as part of the legal team and provide legal support to matters and/or JTI business functions as determined from time to time.




  • Member of the Quebec Bar
  • 5 to 8 years of practice
  • Fully bilingual (French and English)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Excellent decision-making and management skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and collaborate with all members of the organization
  • Occasional travel may be required



Additional Information


JTI-Macdonald Corp. is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.


Please note that we welcome internal referrals, as per policy and candidates must be duly authorized to work in Canada.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


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