Senior Employment Counsel

Dundalk, Louth / Hybrid
A highly competitive salary package
28 May 2024
25 Jun 2024
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Employment Counsel

  • Excellent in-house role for a Senior Employment lawyer
  • Wuxi Biologics are a global organisation experiencing exciting growth.

About Our Client

Wuxi Biologics are a global Pharmaceutical, technology, research and development organisation headquartered in China. They have seen extensive growth worldwide, establishing major manufacturing sites across Europe and the USA, with key European sites based in Ireland and Germany.

Job Description

This role is a member of Global Employee Relations and Employment Counsels team ("GEREC Team"), who primarily focus on supporting HR teams across the globe to ensure compliance of HR management, practice and operation from legal perspective. This role will be proactively offering advice and solutions to regional HR teams as well as regional and country business leaders regarding the full spectrum of HR topics from employment law perspective, including, but not limited to, recruitment, compensation and benefits, retention, discrimination, harassment, performance, discipline and separations. This role will also provide support on routine operational employee data related matters per company's policy and SOPs.The geographic coverage of this role is primarily Ireland and Germany and may be expanded to EMEA with the growth of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advise, mentor and guide internal stakeholders, in particular, regional HR teams, around complex HR decisions, including performance management, retention, discrimination, harassment and separations;
  • Design local GEREC Team's policies in alignment with the global strategy and deploy the same in Ireland and Germany;
  • Advise regional HR teams on other HR policies from employment law perspective;
  • Design and deliver legal employment law trainings to coach internal stakeholders;
  • Provide support and assistance to the HR team as the first line of defense per the company's privacy data policies and SOPs, and collaborate with Compliance team and its external consultant on new and complex business scenarios not yet detailed defined;
  • Devise and standardize investigation process, formulate relevant policies and provide guidance on internal investigations of complaints within HR's purview, including but not limited to allegations of discipline violations, harassment and discrimination, etc.; conduct timely, objective, and thorough internal investigations of these cases associated with high-risk exposure; coach HRBP on investigating and handling complaints with low-risk exposure;
  • Identify evolving and unique challenges and proactively provide risk mitigation solutions;
  • Monitor legislation developments and trends, and provide proactive solutions;
  • Manages or participates in HR projects as needed.

The Successful Applicant

Suitable candidates for this role will have the following qualifications & experience:

  • A qualified solicitor in Ireland / The UK or another relevant jurisdiction
  • Specialist focus on Employment Law
  • Proven experience in operating at a senior level and advising HR Teams on high level, complex international Employment Law issues.
  • Strong training and experience in both Private Practice and an In-House Environment.
  • Strong knowledge of local, national, and international employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent skills in negotiation, communication, and decision-making.

What's on Offer

  • A highly competitive salary package, including a base salary with the potential for bonuses and shares.
  • A permanent role based in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • Hybrid working, ideally 3 days a week in the office.

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