Connecting People with Executive Opportunities

Position:           Corporate / General Counsel
Reports to:        Chief Operating Officer
Company:         VinFast Auto Canada Inc.
Location:           Toronto, ON (GTA)
Date:                   March, 2021

 

Introduction

VinFast is Vietnam’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and has achieved its initial goal of being #1 in all competing segments in their domestic retail market – in less than 2 years.  Now, in 2021 their next mission is global expansion with the launch of their all-Electric smart SUV model line-up starting in Canada, USA and Europe.

Our client, VinFast Auto Canada Inc., is in the early stages of executing their ambitious growth plans in Canada with a ‘Direct-to-Consumer’ business model and an aggressive retail and aftersales facility expansion over the next 12 months.

VinFast has partnered with The Marckis Group to seek out the most talented individuals from the automotive, retail consumer products, and technology industries to build a world class team for this exciting endeavour. Those applicants that rise to the top will possess an entrepreneurial mindset, be a creative problem solver, have an incredible work ethic and thrive in a start-up environment.

Position

The Corporate / General Counsel will have overall responsibility and accountability for all legal inquiries including but not limited to:

  • VinFast Canada’s licenses, permits, filings, projects, and work requirements including the development of showrooms and service facilities. Will also be responsible for the Company’s legal compliance as it relates to Canada’s federal and provincial regulations and associated governing agencies. Will deliver results in the most time and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Interface and collaboration with external law firms while serving as a liaison with Vingroup’s international legal team which is based in Vietnam.
  • Interaction and relationship building with the VinFast Canada leadership team, identifying, and satisfying their needs for legal assistance and counsel.
  • Additionally, the Legal Manager will be responsible for daily matters that require legal attention and interaction with key US leaders on specific projects.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive legal experience. Could include a combination of corporate and law firm positions.
  • Automotive industry background as In-House Counsel and/or experience in a private practice environment with exposure to the automotive sector is highly preferred.
  • Broad understanding and ability to coordinate with different teams and legal consultants in the
    following areas: real estate/facilities development, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, privacy and data security, licensing, advertising, litigation, contract development and negotiations, and procurement transactions.
  • Experience cultivating relationships with internal stakeholders, parent company legal leaders, and relevant external governing and regulatory agencies.
  • Juris doctorate (JD) degree. Applicable advanced degree(s) a plus.

Characteristics & Traits

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the
    organization.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Scrupulousness and diligence.
  • Executive presence, confidence, and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Can-do mindset with high energy and strong work ethic.
  • Creative problem solver; not afraid to think outside the box.
  • Strength of convictions; presents ideas and point-of-view in a well thought out manner.
  • High integrity and business ethics; operates with the best interests of the company in mind.
  • Exercises sound judgment.
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to deal well with modifications and changes to operating plans.
  • Can implement new strategies and tactics to accommodate these changes.
  • Ability to organize, multitask, prioritize, and manage shifting responsibilities in a dynamic, cross-functional teamwork environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation.
  • Recognizes cultural and work style differences and can adjust approach to meet the needs of such work environments.
  • Passion for excellence and contributing to the success of the business.

Candidates with an energetic, entrepreneurial spirit who are willing to go the extra mile and beyond the scope of their formal responsibilities will be most attracted to this role.  As a newly established business in a very exciting and dynamic segment, there will be many opportunities to expand your responsibilities, your ways of thinking and perhaps even challenge yourself beyond your ‘normal’ comfort zone.

Company Profile

VinFast is one of the largest auto manufacturers in South East Asia with world-class equipment and infrastructure, with a capacity of up to 500,000 cars per year.  They have partnered with global leading automotive suppliers in manufacturing and engineering and enlisted the world-renowned Italian design house Pininfarina to design both the exterior and interiors of our entire model line.

VinFast is proud to produce vehicles with superior craftsmanship, the highest safety standards, and intelligent infotainment that compete with leading Asian, European and American OEMs. VinFast also supports its owners with an exceptional, seamless customer experience in both sales and aftersales.

VinFast and VinFast Auto Canada Inc. are subsidiaries of Vingroup, one of the largest private conglomerates in Asia with a market capitalization of C$20 billion. As a multi-sector corporation, Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology, Industrials, and Real Estate.

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If this exciting opportunity seems that it might be of interest to you, please submit an updated resume along with salary expectations to the email address below.



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