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Counsel, Senior Litigation and Employment

Company: Southwire Company
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OUR WORK AT SOUTHWIRE IS CRITICAL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

We are an important piece of the supply chain for many essential businesses and markets. The solutions we create are vital to critical infrastructure. The energy provided by our products is necessary for medical professionals who are working around the clock to combat the disease. We have made modifications to ensure the health and safety of our current employees and we are working diligently to hire great people as the nation faces the COVID-19 threat.

  • Counsel, Senior Litigation and Employment

Counsel, Senior Litigation and Employment

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North Americas largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power whats possible?

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the Companys claims, litigation, quality and environmental matters, either directly or through the retention and oversight of outside counsel, to generate successful outcomes. Provide periodic reporting to senior management regarding the status of same.
Oversee the monthly legal accrual reporting process and partner with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts regarding same.
Assist in providing U.S. and international employment law advice and counseling.
Develop and present topic specific trainings, including conducting training for internal stakeholders.
Assist in the development and implementation of HR processes and policies to address legal and compliance needs.
Support health & welfare benefits, retirement benefits, and compensation teams.
Provide sound legal advice and counsel to Southwire in complex and diverse matters affecting day-to-day operations by assisting, advising, investigating, researching and resolving legal matters.
Partner with the business to assess legal risks and develop strategic solutions to protect the Companys interests.
Effectively oversee outside counsel, including developing strategies which align with and achieve the Companys strategic business objectives, coordinating with the appropriate Southwire subject matter experts, and defining the Companys desired outcomes.
Manage a high-volume of legal projects.
Communicate key information to necessary stakeholders to ensure parties are properly informed.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a diversified background in commercial litigation management and employment law. The ideal individual is someone who thrives in a fast paced, team oriented professional group. Outstanding communication skills (both orally and in written form) and the ability to meet deadlines are a must. The ideal candidate will have the following:
Excellent academic credentials including a J.D. and state bar membership in good standing in at least one state.
At least 7 years of prior relevant professional experience.
Experience partnering with business managers and providing leadership at a growing company is highly desired.
An individual who is approachable, trustworthy and dependable with exceptional interpersonal skills; possesses superior intellect, with the ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions; possesses a strong, pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the broader consequences of legal advice; and is a strategic and innovative thinker who can deliver value to clients and find creative solutions to complex legal problems.
An individual who can deal effectively with strategic issues as well as tactical operational details, exercise sound judgment, and work independently as well as collaboratively and efficiently under time pressure.

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire is one of North Americas largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and our subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, utility products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, we supply assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. For more on our products, community involvement and sustainability vision, visit www.southwire.com.

Keywords: Southwire Company, Carrollton , Counsel, Senior Litigation and Employment, Other , Carrollton, Texas

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