We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?” That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.
Our 7,400 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated products.
Dreamers and doers, we work tirelessly to discover flavors and fragrances that inspire customers and delight consumers. We are fueled by our four corporate values of passion, creativity, expertise and empowerment. It is the unique blend of these values that make us IFF. These qualities can be seen and felt throughout our amazing 128 year history and will continue to guide us as we explore our limitless possibilities and develop new-to-world solutions that enhance the lives of millions around the globe.
The Employment & Compliance Counsel works directly with the Senior Employment and Compliance Counsel and Human Resources executives on human resources legal matters, in the US and globally, including:
Providing daily counseling on employment-related issues, including recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits, accommodation requests, leaves of absence, investigations, performance reviews, disciplinary warnings, terminations, workplace safety, immigration, and international assignments;
Drafting employment, separation, non-competition, confidentiality, and consulting agreements for global employee base;
Advising on reorganizations, severance plans, separation agreements, including reductions in force, and drafting appropriate documentation and policies;
Drafting and advising on human resources policies, programs, procedures and handbooks;
Developing and conducting training for HR and management on employment-related issues; and
Advising on employee benefits matters.
Litigation and Investigations Manage investigations and litigation, in the US and globally, including:
Managing the company hotline including reviewing, updating, and resolving reports received;
Conducting, and/or supervising outside service providers in conducting confidential investigations of issues including employee relations, anti-corruption, and protection of confidential information and company assets; and
Managing employment and compliance-related litigations, arbitrations, and agency proceedings from inception to resolution.
Ethics, Compliance, and Crisis Management Assist in management of corporate ethics and compliance program including training initiatives and policy oversight and development, including:
Reviewing Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (“Code”) and revising, as appropriate;
Drafting and managing the annual Code director, officer and employee affirmation process;
Drafting, updating, implementing and communicating compliance and crisis management policies;
Creating and conducting compliance, anti-bribery and crisis management training; and
Serving on the Company’s Global Compliance Committee and coordinating training and communications efforts.
Privacy Oversee and assist in management of privacy initiatives on global basis, including:
Implementation of General Data Privacy Regulation (“GDPR”) and other regional and local privacy laws
What You Need to Succeed
JD from top tier US law school
3-7 years of significant law firm experience in employment law/compliance field working directly with companies (significant knowledge of NY and NJ employment law a plus)
Experience counseling clients on employment, compliance, and international matters
Experience creating and conducting training modules and formulating policies
Superior interpersonal skills and judgment are essential
Ability to manage fast-paced workload and add value to multiple projects simultaneously
Self-starter who demonstrates project ownership and enjoys working across departments
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?” That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved fo...ods and beverages. Our 6,800 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated products.