Blackhawk Network

  • Principal Legal Counsel -Achievers

    Legal & Compliance
    Position Type
    Location : Location
  • About Blackhawk Network:

    At Achievers, our software delivers a powerful new way for companies to engage, align, and recognize employees enabling remarkable business success. Every day.


    We hire ambitious professionals who thrive on their entrepreneurial spirit and want to Change the Way the World Works.  As Achievers employees, we are passionate about disruptive technology, welcome constant change, and understand the value of employee success in the workplace. We enjoy coming to work every day because we believe in our product and L.O.V.E. our culture. Achievers is more than just a software company; we are industry leaders in the HR space. 


    Achievers has an immediate opening for a senior attorney at its Toronto, Ontario office. This position will oversee Achiever’s global legal strategy, commercial matters and merger and acquisition activity. This position is situated in Toronto and reports to the Blackhawk Network’s General Counsel.

    The preferred candidate will have at least 10 years’ relevant experience leading at a high growth company, preferably technology, and have experience in managing legal work in international markets. This position requires a business leader with excellent interpersonal skills who enjoys working in a collaborative environment.  We are looking for a great teammate who is dedicated, detail oriented, and passionate about the global growth of Achievers’ platform and services.


    • Oversee and manage a team of lawyers and contract managers located in Toronto and the US to support Achievers rapidly growing global business
    • Interface effectively with executive management as a trusted strategic partner
    • Lead efforts to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and revise contract forms to meet market and regulatory requirements
    • Draft, review and negotiate complex commercial contracts
    • Key partner to support sales teams, in collaboration with key stakeholders, in a manner consistent with applicable law and corporate risk tolerance
    • Ensure the sufficiency, alignment, and efficient allocation of legal resources and manage the Legal Department's performance against companywide and interdepartmental metrics
    • Promote continuous efficiency, quality improvement, leadership development, and professional development
    • Lead legal efforts with mergers and acquisition activities and integrations
    • Balance leadership and management responsibilities with the active legal practice of a highly effective senior lawyer


    • 10 years’ relevant experience including at least 5 years leading legal operations at a high growth company
    • 5+ years people leadership experience
    • JD required
    • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills



    Achievers is a global leader in the Employee Engagement space.  With offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, Achievers Enterprise Software Platform powers the employee engagement needs of some of the largest companies in the world.  Does the idea of enabling leaders to create environments where people can do the best work of their lives gets your heart beating faster? Does helping to design experiences that help develop tomorrow’s future leaders, empowered by beautiful software leveraging behavioral science inspire you? Does being part of a company that prides itself on walking the talk, with passionate leaders, a family centric culture, all rallying behind a common mission resonates with the impact you want to have as a leader? If so we’d like to speak with you about this exciting opportunity to join our executive team!


    Achievers is committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


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