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Senior Commercial Attorney in Calgary at Evraz North America

Date Posted: 7/14/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Calgary
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/14/2020

Job Description



Senior Commercial Attorney

City: Calgary / State: Alberta                                                   


At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture engineered steel products for rail, energy and industrial end markets at six production sites located in the USA (Portland, Oregon; Pueblo, Colorado) and Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta). We are the largest North American producer by volume in the rail and large diameter pipe markets, and we hold leading positions in the Western Canada oil country tubular goods, small diameter pipe and West Coast plate markets.

 

 



Job Description and Responsibilities

 

EVRAZ North America is seeking a Senior Commercial Attorney to join our legal department at our Calgary, Alberta location. The Senior Commercial Attorney will be responsible for providing contract support to our strategic business units in Canada on a variety of commercial agreements to achieve our business objectives and mitigate risk. This position will also advise business clients on a broad range of legal issues, with a focus on risk allocation, intellectual property, and data protection, to ensure the Company’s compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. The Senior Commercial Attorney will be a trusted advisor to business leaders across the organization and a valued member of the management team.

  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including master sale and purchase agreements, consulting agreements, joint development agreements, confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, and property leases
  • Develop policies and procedures to improve the Company’s contract management process to ensure the proper internal review, execution and retention of commercial agreements
  • Advise and provide practical solutions to business clients on sales, marketing, distribution, operations and supply chain matters to achieve acceptable levels of risks
  • Collaborate with key business stakeholders on the identification and resolution of commercial disputes
  • Support the development and continued enhancement of standard contracts to address changing legal and business requirements
  • Assist with merger and acquisition transactions, including letters of intent, due diligence and post integration activities
  • Assist with the management of the Company’s intellectual property portfolio, including collaborating with IP counsel on patent applications and trademark registrations
  • Under the supervision of the General Counsel, manage outside counsel on assigned commercial litigation matters in a strategic and cost effective manner
  • Participate in the drafting and review of Company policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Keep current on changing legal and regulatory requirements and communicate potential impact on relevant business groups
  • Perform other assignments as requested by the General Counsel



 



Job Requirements

 

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the Alberta Bar
  • 5-7 years of in-house contract experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to partner effectively with business clients in a collaborative manner with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical ability and solid business acumen
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced work environment
  • Proven ability to proactively identify legal issues and develop practical solutions to eliminate or mitigate risk
  • Willing to travel up to 20%, with a valid passport and ability to travel to the United States


 

All applicants must be legally able to work in Canada without sponsorship.

 

 

EVRAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans.

 

At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture steel. We also manufacture excellence, drive success and build careers for our employees. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a common set of values and the same goal of creating the best possible solution for our customers.

 

With more than 4,500 team members in the U.S. and Canada, EVRAZ offers well-paying jobs and a comprehensive range of employee benefits. Our total compensation package includes benefits such as:

 

  • Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
  • Family medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
  • Short and long term disability programs
  • Competitive retirement plans
  • Paid vacations
  • Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program

Job Requirements

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the Alberta Bar
  • 5-7 years of in-house contract experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to partner effectively with business clients in a collaborative manner with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical ability and solid business acumen
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced work environment
  • Proven ability to proactively identify legal issues and develop practical solutions to eliminate or mitigate risk
  • Willing to travel up to 20%, with a valid passport and ability to travel to the United States