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Counsel, Corporate and Commercial

Mejuri

Mejuri

Legal
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Mejuri is the category-defining fine jewelry brand redefining luxury, your way. Feeling disconnected from an industry that typically markets to men, co-founder and CEO Noura Sakkijha leveraged her learnings as a third-generation jeweler to rethink the way women purchase jewelry—for themselves. In only seven years, and with a team of over 75% women, Mejuri has shipped over one million orders and opened retail stores across the globe, all while introducing new products weekly.
As part of Noura’s original vision to empower women to invest in themselves, the brand launched the Empowerment Fund to support underrepresented women and non-binary individuals with the tools to empower themselves. Mejuri continues to reach new customers through exciting community initiatives and expansion into international markets, such as the UK, Australia and Germany.
We are a team of retailers, creatives, technologists and strategists, and we are looking for someone special to join our team.

Hi, I’m Lesley Matty, and I’m the General Counsel of Mejuri, looking for a curious and motivated attorney to join the growing Legal Department as Counsel, Corporate and Commercial.

As Counsel, Corporate and Commercial, you will have the unique opportunity to make a significant impact at a high-growth, category-defining brand. This role will work across the entire Mejuri business to provide legal counseling and support for commercial initiatives and day-to-day operational needs. As part of a growing and agile function, you will have the chance to operate as a true corporate generalist, providing guidance on a broad range of legal projects and transactional matters, including those related to corporate governance, digital/privacy, intellectual property, insurance, marketing and retail expansion.

What you’ll do:

In this role you will be a truly strategic partner to internal and external stakeholders and have the chance to develop deep cross-functional relationships. This Counsel role will be responsible for working with all functions on the drafting, negotiation and management of contracts across corporate, digital, operations, marketing and retail matters. They will oversee corporate governance and entity management and be responsible for advising on a variety of retail compliance issues. They will be a team player who enjoys being fully embedded in a commercial organization and working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is resourceful, comfortable with ambiguity, and experienced with providing risk-based, business-friendly advice.

  • Advise on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and compliance law matters on a global level
  • Draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts, including NDAs, MSAs, SOWs, and SaaS agreements
  • Corporate governance oversight and global entity management
  • Advise on legal implications, best practices and standard procedures for new business and strategic initiatives
  • Keep up-to-date on global changes to legislation, regulations, and relevant legal news, in particular those specific to privacy, eCommerce and retail
  • Legal operations oversight
  • Develop and continuously improve contract templates to ensure balanced company protection and business needs
  • Balance numerous, competing tasks and priorities while effectively communicating with internal stakeholders
  • Oversee and manage external counsel

What you bring to the team:

  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent)
  • Current member in good standing with the the New York State bar
  • 6-8 years of experience in corporate law from a top-tier firm or company, with a preference for at least 3 years of experience as in-house counsel.
  • Self-starter attitude, resilience and comfort working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Deep curiosity and motivation to learn
  • Business-minded/proven business acumen, ability to operate as an internal leader with subject matter expertise in the law
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to clearly distill complex legal concepts for a commercial audience
  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigation)

Things we consider an asset:

  • Experience in eCommerce, retail, or consumer packaged goods industries
  • Experience in multi-jurisdiction and operations of a Canadian or U.S multinational corporation.
Benefits at Mejuri:
  • A minimum of three weeks vacation, plus personal days and three religious observance days.
  • A hybrid work model for all corporate roles.
  • ‘Mejuri Passport’ which allows employees who meet specific criteria to work in other locations for one month per year.
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits, including mental health coverage, and generous personal and sick days for our full-time employees. We also offer bereavement leave, including miscarriage and stillbirth support.
  • Parental leave salary top-up of up to 80%, as well as a personalized return-to-work transition and accommodation plan for full-time employees.
  • Semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Internal coaching department and learning and development to support career growth and plans for everyone.
  • A generous product discount!
Please note that these benefits apply to full-time employees.
Location:
At Mejuri we embrace a hybrid working environment and support our corporate employees to be successful whether they are at home or in the office. The primary purpose of our offices is to drive collaboration and deepen relationships with one another.
Accommodation / Accessibility:
Mejuri does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, ancestry, colour, place of origin, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, family status or marital status, or any other protected category recognized by provincial or federal laws.
Should you require any accommodation, please inform us and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any accessibility-related assistance, requests for information in accessible alternative formats or to report any accessibility problems, please share in your application.
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Along with our central mission and vision, we have guiding values that set the tone for where we’re heading and how we work together. These values are behaviors that form our shared beliefs and approach to how we wish to work together at Mejuri, regardless of role, level, and work location. Our 8 core values help drive our decision making when we are cross collaborating, redefining luxury, and creating a sense of commitment and inclusion to help shape our company culture.

Our values are:

FIND A WAY | We break down problems into manageable steps, explore creative solutions daily, learn from failure, and adapt quickly

RAISE THE BAR | We share constructive feedback openly, continuously improve personal and team performance, collaborate and challenge for better outcomes

CUSTOMER OBSESSED | We actively listen to customer feedback, make decisions that impact customers positively, continuously refine product, service, or customer interactions

EMPOWERED OWNERS | We proactively address cross team challenges, willingly tackle any task big or small, take initiative, and lead by example

JUST DO IT | We make informed decision quickly, encourage experimentation and learning, encourage thoughtful risk taking, embrace change, and stay adaptable

HUMILITY | We acknowledge team contributions before self, acknowledge and learn from mistakes, maintain an open and receptive mindset, and promote a respectful work environment

CURIOSITY | We seek out new challenges daily, ask questions to understand deeply, reimagine and innovate to drive progress

DRIVE RESULTS | set clear goals and prioritize tasks, focus on high impact activities daily, monitor progress through clear metrics, stay persistent and solution orientated

Accommodation / Accessibility:
Mejuri does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, ancestry, colour, place of origin, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, family status or marital status, or any other protected category recognized by provincial or federal laws.
Should you require any accommodation, please inform us and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any accessibility-related assistance, requests for information in accessible alternative formats or to report any accessibility problems, please share in your application.