Legal Contracts Advisor in Montreal (St. Laurent), Canada

CAE USA INC

About This Role

Are you looking for a work environment where you can innovate, reach greater heights and collaborate with experts from a wide range of sectors? You want to join a world-class company and industry leader with projects to which you would be proud to contribute? Come share your passion with us!

The contracts & risks group is looking to hire an experienced legally trained professional to draft and negotiate sophisticated agreements in various sectors, most notably in the information technology sector between CAE and its suppliers. Based in Montreal, this individual will be a key member of the Contracts & Risks team supporting the Global Civil and will report to the Global Strategic Sourcing organization.

Main responsibilities:

  • Define the legal and contractual risk mitigation strategy for negotiating contracts including but not limited to indemnification, liabilities, warranties and other such terms.

  • Draft, review, comment, and negotiate different types of contracts and agreements related to all CAE business units of the company and its subsidiaries, mainly in the areas of procurement, including for example Software as a Service (SAAS) agreements, license agreements, contracts for acquisitions of goods & services, memorandum of agreements, letters of intent and partnerships agreements.

  • Provide expert recommendations and advice to commercial procurement teams, divisions and various CAE departments on all contractual issues related to supply and joint collaborations with a focus in Intellectual Property and Digital licensing.

  • Provide advice on the interpretation of laws and regulations applicable to the company’s activities.

  • Conduct legal research on a variety of topics in multiple jurisdictions when required.

  • Lead the development and implementation of various contract templates and best practices including but not limited to digital and software licensing in line with anticipated growth in the digital and new technology company wide transformation

  • Participate in the development of tools (including training tools) for the global strategic sourcing department

    The successful candidate shall have:To be successful in the position, the candidate must have a history of demonstrating the following qualities or skills:

  • University degree in law or relevant equivalent experience

  • Five to ten (5-10) years’ experience working in a law firm or a corporation, including experience in the negotiation of licensing agreements, intellectual property, commercial transactions and drafting of commercial agreements.

  • Sound judgment with good business acumen.

  • Results-driven and customer-focused mind-set with strengths in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and develop strong cooperative and supportive relationships.

  • Good drafting skills and attention to details.

  • Autonomy to manage multiple tasks and effective priority management skills.

  • Ability to work with a diverse clientele and adapt to a variety of situations and individuals.

  • Tendency to take initiative and have a proactive attitude.

  • Ability to work under pressure, in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines, and to demonstrate composure in sensitive situations.

  • Good work ethic and good communication skills.

  • Agile in the use of digital tools such as MS Office (Power Point, Excel, Outlook). PDF, SAP Ariba.

  • Billingual (French and English), both orally and in writing.

    At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying software-based simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, cabin crew, airlines, defence and security forces and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in approximately 250 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents more than 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight, mission and medical simulators and training programs powered by digital technologies. We embed sustainability in everything we do. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.

    Read our FY22 Annual Activity and Corporate Social Responsibility Report (https://www.cae.com/media/documents/Corporate/Activity_Report_2022_Web_EN.pdf)

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Position Type

Regular

CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CAE is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As “One CAE,” we take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, Veteran status, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed in the job posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please get in touch with us at [email protected] .

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.

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