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Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Akron
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

TITLE

Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment

SUMMARY

The Corporate Legal Department of The J. M. Smucker Co. seeks a Senior Corporate Counsel with deep expertise in employment law and working knowledge of management-side labor law. Senior Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and assistance on a wide array of employment and labor issues typical to a large company marketing and manufacturing consumer goods.

LOCATION

Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)

Flexible work arrangements available

REPORTS TO

Vice President, Litigation

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Provide legal services in a manner consistent with Smucker s company culture as stated in the Basic Beliefs and Our Commitment to Each Other, both available at https://www.jmsmucker.com/about/our-values.

* Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations.

* Provide legal support regarding employee relations.

* Provide legal support for leave and accommodation decisions.

* Provide legal support on employment-related compliance issues.

* Represent the Company directly in administrative charges.

* Manage outside counsel in litigation matters.

* Provide legal support regarding organizational design and other strategic activities.

* Develop and deliver employee education and training.

* Provide guidance on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity efforts.

* Provide legal support regarding OSHA and workplace safety matters.

* Provide legal support regarding OFCCP compliance, including affirmative action plans.

* Provide legal support and guidance regarding immigration matters.

* Implement post-mitigation/litigation refinements and solutions.

* Provide guidance as needed on labor relations, including collective bargaining and defense of arbitrations.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education

* Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials; and license to practice law in at least one state.

Experience

Required:

* Minimum of 5 years of experience in a law firm or corporate legal department or combination of the two, with a significant concentration in employment-related matters.

Desired:

* Experience with labor matters, including collective bargaining agreements.

* Experience with manufacturing companies, though experience with a consumer goods company highly preferred.

* Prior in-house experience in a similar or substantially similar role.

Other

* Demonstrates expertise in employment law.

* Excels in a collaborative, team-based work environment across various departments.

* Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Demonstrates strong attention to detail.

* Demonstrates ability to explain complex legal issues.

* Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, manage assigned workloads and competing priorities, and meet deadlines.

* Demonstrates excellent judgment.

#LI-123.

The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Akron , Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment, Human Resources , Akron, Ohio

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