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Legal Assistant - 1 year contract

Reference ID: oZE03fwq
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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We are looking for a Legal Assistant to support two really rad lawyers in a tech company that’s changing the home improvement industry. You will be the first legal assistant to embark on this exciting journey. From AGMs to hackathons, contract management to corporate secretarial support, you will be there to assist us in this fast growing organization. You will report directly to the General Counsel.

What You’ll Do
  • Assist in drafting and revising BuildDirect’s documents (NDAs, software license agreements, demand letters, Terms of Use…and so much more!)
  • Assist with development of legal processes to scale our legal services
  • Support various financing, M&A and other transactions
  • Conduct research and prepare succinct business-focused summaries of findings
  • Assist with management of our intellectual property portfolio
  • Assist with management of litigation matters
  • Support the Corporate Secretary function, including assembling Board and Committee materials, AGM and other meeting preparation, and other corporate matters (including share transfers)

Who You Are

Your friends and co-workers would describe you as someone who:
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Plays well with others
  • Communicates clearly
  • Gets stuff done
  • Has a keen eye for detail
  • Takes initiative and enjoys working independently (no micro managers here!)
  • Is an organizational master
  • Picks up new concepts quickly
  • Goes the extra mile
  • Embraces uncertainty and challenges with enthusiasm
  • Understands other perspectives
  • Challenges the status quo
  • Wants to learn and get better every day

The Fine Print

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a corporate commercial legal assistant
  • Some experience in-house would be an asset
  • Paralegal or Legal Assistant Certificate / Diploma

What’s in it for you?

In addition to working on anything and everything that comes our way (hint: it’s pretty much every legal subject you’ve ever heard of – and stuff you’ve never heard of!), we have:
  • Free weekly yoga classes, fresh organic fruit, and onsite gym/lockers/bike storage
  • A fabulous office in downtown Vancouver with penthouse patios and mountain views
  • Socials every Friday afternoon in our lounge so you can connect with your team mates and wind down at the end of the week

About us

BuildDirect is a leading online marketplace for heavyweight home improvement products. We have transformed how homeowners access and purchase home improvement products by building an online marketplace that offers a wide selection of products at the best value, direct-to-home shipping, free virtual design tools and best-in-class customer service. Suppliers are able to leverage the Home Marketplace to showcase and sell their home improvement products directly to consumers, creating a simple and trusted online shopping experience.

The numbers

Founded in 1999 in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, Today we have over 300 team members with more than 110 in the Technology groups in Vancouver, Waterloo and Bangalore. Every month 2.5 million home owners visit BuildDirect and we ship eight million pounds of products over a distance of about six million miles. Learn more at

Posted: October 26, 2016
Closes:November 22, 2016
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201-500 employees

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About BuildDirect

Founded by Jeff Booth and Rob Banks in 1999, BuildDirect Technologies is a privately-held Canadian technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, si...

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