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Senior Counsel, Employment - Chicago, IL

Company: Archer Daniels Midland
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Counsel, Employment - Chicago, ILDecaturLegal, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Security Job DescriptionSenior Counsel, Employment - Chicago, IL
This is a full-time, exempt-level position. -

Reporting to the Chief Litigation & Regulatory Counsel, this role will provide legal counsel to senior members of the human resource and operations teams on a range of topics related to employment law. -

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide pragmatic legal advice to members of the human resource team on a wide range of employee and labor relations issues, which may include but is not limited to, human resource issues, wage and hour law, labor relations, FMLA matters, employee benefits legal and compliance matters, employment related litigation, grievances and arbitrations and policy compliance. -
  • Assist in drafting policies, best practices, guidelines, tools and programs that align with and advance the Company's strategy, values, and business goals. -
  • Support legal team with employment-law related mergers and acquisitions and contract review.
  • Monitor compliance with new federal, state and local labor and employment laws. -
  • Provide legal training and counsel to members of the human resource team
  • Address legal matters in a proactive manner to achieve the best result for the company, including managing budgets with outside counsel.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with business and HR partners, legal department colleagues, as well as external constituents influential in the Company's industry.Requirements:
    • Licensed attorney with at least five to seven (5-7) years of labor and employment experience. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, experienced lawyer. Although law firm candidates will be considered, a mixture of law firm and in-house experience is strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in handling complex employment issues and a proven track record of providing practical advice to achieve business solutions.
    • Solid problem solving skills with a proactive and pragmatic approach; willingness to roll-up sleeves with strong follow-up skills and detail orientation
    • Experience in labor law strongly preferred.
    • Familiarity with Canadian labor and employment law, a plus, but not required.
    • Outstanding advocacy, presentation, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and positively influence outcomes.
    • Work independently with general supervision and direction from the Chief Litigation & Regulatory Counsel in furtherance of the legal and human resources departments' goals and the strategic plan.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic environment handling multiple competing tasks simultaneously to closure. -
    • Highly motivated, proactive, self-disciplined and team-oriented; effective and clear oral and written communication skills as well as ability to work with various levels of staff.
    • Positive, can-do hands-on attitude with good influencing and stakeholder management skills.
    • Committed to ADM values: integrity, respect, excellence, resourcefulness, teamwork, and responsibility.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. -ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. -

      REF:74563BR #LI-HybridAbout ADM:ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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