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Legal Counsel

Date:  Jul 16, 2021

Laval, QC, CA, H7P 5P9

Company:  Sonepar
Shift Type:  Professional


Status: Full time (permanent)

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Laval, QC


Sonepar is a privately held, independent group and is the world leader in the distribution of electrical products and safety equipment. We operate in 40 countries and have over 45,000 associates, worldwide. In Quebec, we do business under the Lumen banner and our products are distributed to a variety of clients that include many commercial, industrial and institutional companies as well as public and governmental entities. 

Position Overview
Sonepar is currently seeking a Legal Counsel to join its team in Quebec, Canada. Reporting to the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Canada), the candidate’s main objective will be to support Lumen's business divisions in commercial matters. He/she will work closely with the company's commercial teams to negotiate, draft and review various types of contractual agreements and business proposals. He/she will be attentive to details to identify and reduce potential legal and economic risks, primarily those related to customer contracts. The ideal candidate will have experience in commercial negotiation and contract management and will have a strong legal background in contractual matters. He/she will be based in our Laval office. This is a full-time permanent position.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the business teams and act as the primary legal point of contact on commercial matters.
  • Work closely with a diverse group of professionals within the company to identify and minimize the risks arising from commercial agreements and business proposals involving the company.
  • Actively participate in the negotiation, drafting and review of various types of commercial agreements, mainly customer contracts.
  • Review RFPs and support the business teams in the preparation of business proposals.
  • Ensure that the company’s contractual obligations are consistent with Management’s instructions.
  • Prepare legal opinions and contract summaries for the business teams and Management.
  • Interact with external clients on commercial matters.
  • Support the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in other legal matters.



Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in law and at least three (3) years of experience in a commercial environment.
  • Membership in good standing with the Quebec Bar (exceptionally, other applications might be considered, and Common Law degrees or knowledge will be considered an asset).
  • Bilingual (French & English), both written and oral.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Organization skills, adaptability, and ability to evolve in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Team player, sense of initiative, positive attitude, and excellent ability to simplify complex notions.
  • Autonomy and resourcefulness.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.




Lumen, a division of Sonepar Canada, is an equal opportunity employer and invites women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and individuals with disabilities to apply. We thank all those who express their interest by submitting their application. However, only selected candidates will be contacted.