Jabil is seeking to hire an Associate General Counsel – Labor & Employment to be based in our global headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, at our Jabil Blue Sky Center in San José, Califorina, or with possibility of other location with more extensive travel. This position will report to the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Labor & Employment, and will work in close collaboration with the VP/DGC – Labor & Employment, and the Litigation, Compliance and HR Teams.
In geographies of responsibility and under the direction of the VP/DGC – Labor & Employment, functions of this position include:
- Provide day to day counseling and legal assistance to human resources and business units on all aspects of labor and employment law
- Handle, direct, and manage attorney-led L&E investigations and help improve Jabil’s global investigation processes
- Provide sound strategic and tactical advice and counsel in an expedited, responsive manner
- Develop, update and advise on employee policies and processes in close collaboration with the HR community
- Serve as primary counsel for labor and employment pre-litigation disputes, attorney-led investigations, charge responses, and audits. For matters in litigation, support and collaborate with the Litigation legal team
- Proactively inform, develop and train the HR community on labor and employment laws and regulations, including developing and delivering training programs
- Partner with HR on plant and location openings, closings, and reductions in force, acquisitions and divestitures
- Assist with and/or initiate and drive HR related projects and other special projects
- Draft employment, separation and other contractual agreements
- Work on labor and employment matters in locations outside of the US
- Collaborate with key clients to help drive process improvements, develop templates and self-service systems and tools, and risk mitigation strategies and practices
- J.D. or equivalent degree and a member in good standing of a State Bar.
- 10+ years legal experience – both in a law firm and in an in-house setting – ideally at least three years in-house, preferably with a global manufacturing or industrial company.
- Strong knowledge of full range of US labor and employment law including employment litigation, non-competion and confidentiality, restructurings and RIFs, anti-discrimination, anti-retalitaion, wage and hour, leave laws, etc.
- Strong business acumen with a commercial business-oriented approach to problem solving, tempered by an appreciation for legal complexity and risk.
- High level of integrity and trust and a strong ethical center.
- Superior legal and analytical skills – excellent judgment and initiative.
- Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and commitment to continuous learning.
- Desire to pro-actively engage in risk mitigation strategies and to create tools and processes to drive better business performance while mitigating risk.
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a changing, fast-paced and energetic environment, and ability to meet short-and long-term deadlines.
- Be a self-starter, able to handle many complex legal matters simultaneously.
- Have excellent interpersonal/people and collaboration skills (including the ability to influence and build relationships) able to interact effectively at all levels of the organization and able to stand firm on issues when necessary.
- Possess gravitas, judgment and self-confidence, but also respect for others, regardless of position, and desire to work as a team member with all levels of management.
- Good sense of humor.
- Role requires travel inside and outside of the United States.
- International labor and employment legal experience is a plus
- Working knowledge of global data privacy regulations is a plus
- Fluency in a second language, such as Spanish or Mandarin, is a plus