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Legal Counsel


This is a Contract-Staffs position in Devon, AB posted March 18, 2023.

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare.

At McKesson Canada, we touch the lives of 12 million Canadians every day.

We carry more than 35,000 products in 12 distribution centers and ultimately provide distribution to 6,300 retail pharmacies, 1,350 hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics and institutions all over Canada.

But we’re so much more than a distribution company.

We’ve automated 2,500 retail pharmacies and dispense over 100 million doses a year through our automation solutions.

Manufacturers, healthcare providers and patients count on us for a full range of services that contribute to the quality and safety of care for us all.

At McKesson Canada, you’ll help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare.

Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Job Summary Legal Counsel works in collaboration with the Senior Director, Legal Affairs and the McKesson Canada business leaders to ensure compliance with applicable local, provincial, and federal laws governing the organization’s retail operations with the goal of mitigating legal risk and safeguarding the company’s assets.

He or she will also work with other members of the Legal Department and external counsel as required to develop service offerings, commercial activities, legal agreements, and policies that comply with applicable legal, regulatory, and internal standards.

Section A – Responsibilities Provides expert legal advice as it relates to the corporation’s day-to-day retail business and operational activities; Oversees legal and regulatory research in support of business initiatives; Acts as legal advisor on business transactions; Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a broad range of commercial agreements, memos, opinions and other legal documents related to our retail businesses; Acts as legal advisor and drafts agreements in relation to retail store acquisitions and other strategic partnerships; Supports the rollout of programs developed in response to regulatory changes, and facilitates the attendant education and training; Ensures that the company’s assets and reputation are protected in all transactions and actively mitigates any risk thereto through collaboration with business leaders and other stakeholders; Manages the provision of outside legal services and acts as liaison with stakeholders as needed; Participates in cross-functional initiatives and projects, such as impact assessments related to new legislation, services or products; Monitors retail business compliance with legal and administrative policies, rules, regulations and laws and stays abreast of related developments; Section B – Position Requirements Member of the Ontario or Quebec Bar, with 3 to 6 years corporate, commercial or M&A experience acquired in private practice and/or in-house.

Relevant experience in the health or retail sectors and familiarity with regulated environments is an asset but not essential.

Experience in specialized fields such as real estate, intellectual property, technology law, and privacy law are an asset but not essential.

Proven leadership ability, including ability to build relationships across different groups of stakeholders.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Consistently demonstrates the highest professional integrity.

Professional, pragmatic, enthusiastic and organized, with sound decision-making skills, capable of functioning effectively in a fast-paced environment.

LI-AR2 At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people.

That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to support physical, mental, and financial well-being .

Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves.

For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, please click here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson.

This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets.

In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position $100,100
– $166,900 McKesson is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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All open jobs offered by McKesson on this recruitment system are subject to specific job skill requirements.

The job skill requirements, qualifications, and preferred experience are determined by a subsidiary, office or department within the company which is offering the position, and all positions are subject to local prevailing employment laws and restrictions.

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While McKesson attempts to update this site on a timely basis, the information is effective only as of the time and date of posting.

McKesson is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

The information on this site is for information purpose only and is not intended to be relied upon with legal consequence.

Current employees must apply through internal career site.

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