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Legal Counsel


This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted October 21, 2021.

” LIFE AT BRP We create innovative ways to move – on snow, water, asphalt.

In the air, on the ground and everywhere in between.

Built on a 75-year tradition of ingenuity and intensive customer focus, BRP is headquartered in the Canadian town of Valcourt, Quebec and operates manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Finland, and Austria.

We have a total workforce of more than 14 500 driven, resourceful people.

Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on
– and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex, Stacer and Savage boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft.

We support our lines of product with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business to fully enhance your riding experience.

Because it’s not about the destination.

It’s about the journey.


We are passionate and qualified; by joining BRP, you will evolve within an experienced team that will welcome you with open arms.

Follow us on: LinkedIn BRP; Twitter BRPnews; Facebook BRPinfo.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES As a member of the Commercial Team within the Legal Department and under the supervision of the Director, Legal Services, your main responsibilities will be to help oversee commercial legal matters for Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

(BRP) and its subsidiaries worldwide, with a focus on software and information technology matters, including coordination (as applicable) with data privacy and data security professionals.

This valued team member will contribute to very strategic initiatives at BRP at the core of its digital and IS-IT transformation and work closely with legal department colleagues and with our internal business teams, indirect sourcing professionals, service providers, and outside law firms as needed to provide legal solutions in support of enterprise-wide IT, technology and data initiatives and developments.

You will have the responsibility of ensuring that the interests of BRP are protected in the best way possible, while minimizing the financial and legal risks associated with business decisions and strategies.

More precisely you will be: Structuring, drafting, reviewing, analyzing, negotiating and interpreting critical contracts, including technology purchase agreements, network support agreements, network development agreements, services agreements (including outsourcing, cloud service, SaaS software as a service, software/technology licensing, managed services, and infrastructure as a service), and product and service procurement agreements, forms, and amendments; Responding to external/internal comments while ensuring required legal, financial and performance terms are reflected in the contract; Working with BRP information systems and technology and indirect purchasing departments to accomplish strategic objectives by providing proactive advice, developing negotiation strategies, and creating innovative solutions; Identifying issues and balancing potential risks and making recommendations to resolve same; Collaborating with peers and leaders in legal and purchase departments and with business partners to ensure project and deal outcomes align with priorities, are consistent with company goals, comply with legal requirements, and adequately mitigate company risk; Understanding and staying current with industry trends and the legal and regulatory landscape of the business; Supporting other commercial practice areas within BRP as the need may arise since BRP is constantly evolving; Providing input into formulation of BRP standard legal and business positions; Monitoring and assisting in revising and updating standard agreements, templates and tools for our internal business partners; Leading or supporting process improvement and other projects, many of which are multi-departmental; Occasionally performing legal research on various topics; Completing assigned tasks with high-level direction and limited supervision; Promoting compliance with Corporate guidelines and policies; and Helping develop and provide education and training to relevant BRP internal business partners.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS 5-10 years’ experience as a lawyer in-house or in commercial practice of large law firm Bachelor of Law (LL.

B) or J.D.

Degree and a current member of the appropriate bar Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts such as master service agreements, vendor agreements, licensing agreements, professional services agreements, SaaS agreements, consulting services agreements, etc.

Experience applying critical thinking to complex problem identification, analysis and resolution working with procurement, supply chain, and/or other non-legal contract management teams Other meaningful commercial contract negotiation and contract drafting experience Knowledge of International laws, legal environment applicable to Canada (Common Law an asset) and knowledge of US laws and regulations is an asset Ability to work independently while managing multiple work assignments and competing priorities under tight timeframes in the midst of changing circumstances Excellent judgment Ability to translate complex legal concepts into practical, actionable advice Strong organizational, commercial and negotiation skills Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills Perfectly bilingual in French and English, both verbal and written Ability to travel between BRP offices periodically subject to Covid restrictions The person sought has excellent judgment; shows curiousness, discipline, autonomy and initiative in his or her work; is organized, capable of working under pressure and multi-tasking while meeting dedicated deadlines.

The candidate must also have an interest in business and be able to understand issues from a commercial point of view as well as the legal perspective.

Interpersonal skills, ability to take direction and work within a team, adaptability and open-mindedness are also sought for this position.


or strong focus, experience and emphasis in manufacturing, sales and distribution company commercial matters, research & development, commercial litigation or contracts Experience with complex supply contracts with technology vendors such as SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, Adobe, Intuit, Infor, etc.

Experience with data privacy, customs and import/export issues, and professional services agreements Experience leading collaborative projects Proficiency in other languages The position is based in Quebec, Canada, and can be located at either BRP’s downtown Montreal office or in Valcourt at BRP’s headquarters in the Eastern townships.

Position title may vary based on successful candidate’s experience.