Head of Securities and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Corporate Services United States United States United States United States


Description

Cronos Group is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos Group’s portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global health and wellness platform, two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™, and two hemp-derived CBD brands, Lord Jones™ and Happy Dance™.

At Cronos Group, we hire talented people who thrive on solving difficult problems and give them the opportunity to hone new skills and approaches. If you want to play a part in shaping an innovative industry and help build a historically significant company, we want to meet you.
As the Head of Securities and Assistant Corporate Secretary, you will be a key member of the Legal Department’s leadership team. This role will be responsible for public company reporting and securities regulations, as well as capital markets transactions, and corporate governance matters. You will be the lead counsel for the preparation and review of quarterly and annual public filings including all Exchange Act filings and earnings announcements. In addition, you will also lead the execution of all financing and securities matters related to major corporate strategic transactions for the Company.

In the Assistant Corporate Secretary capacity, you will act as the central point of contact between senior management and the Board of Directors, and you will directly support the Board and its committees on all matters and oversee corporate subsidiary management. This role will be highly visible and will be advising the Company’s Board of Directors and senior management on issues of critical importance

This role is currently remote in the USA.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist with the review and preparation of Sarbanes-Oxley and 1934 Exchange Act filings and reports (10-Ks, 10-Qs, and 8-Ks and proxy statements) and exchange filings
  • Point person to provide legal support and advice to the Board of Directors, its committees and senior management including on corporate governance such as ISS, Glass Lewis and other proxy advisory service positions and market practice
  • Advising on equity compensation issues and assist with the administration of the Company’s equity-based compensation plans as needed, including stock and incentive plans and related agreements
  • Support Investor Relations and Communications teams, including draft and review press releases, investor presentations, earnings scripts and other materials and advise on Regulation FD and address other analyst, media, and communications matters
  • Participate in the design and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs required for a public company and provide counsel and guidance on legal matters, regulatory interpretations, and on legal implications of all matters
  • Advise various Company departments (including Finance and Investor Relations / Communications) on SEC rules, exchange listing standards, Sarbanes-Oxley standards, and all other applicable corporate governance requirements
  • Assist with significant corporate and strategic transactions including potential public and private securities offerings as well as other corporate financing matters
  • Keep abreast and advise senior management and the Board of Directors on potential impact, of new and proposed securities laws and regulations and corporate governance developments, market trends and best practices
  • Oversee the corporate maintenance of all foreign and domestic subsidiaries
  • Collaborate with and support Legal colleagues and other departments in different countries and across departments
You’ll need to have:
  • 8+ years of securities and / or capital markets experience at a law firm
  • J.D from an accredited law school and a member of a state bar in good standing
  • In-house experience at a US-listed public company a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and 1934 Securities Exchange Act regulations and reports (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks and proxy statements), financing agreements, corporate governance and board matters
  • Strong organizational ability and management of multiple priorities combined with a proven ability to meet timelines
  • Flexibility to adapt and thrive in an environment that is constantly changing and learn new areas of law
  • Ability to communicate effectively, exercise good judgment in decision making, understand and synthesize complex issues, and support the execution of business strategy
  • Collaboration skills to engage with high performance teams and colleagues in different functions and levels within a diverse and global organization
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, hemp/CBD regulations are not a prerequisite and can be acquired on the job
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.

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