B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.
Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.
Braun's legal team is looking for an experienced, creative and energized employment attorney to manage all aspects of the employment legal function and build strong relationships with our HR team and across all business units
Job Function - General:
Develop strategy on all employment matters & proactively counsel our legal and business partners on employment issues and mitigation measures to help B. Braun see around corners and solve problems before they occur
Manage a broad range of employment matters, from hiring, performance management, employee relations, terminations, leaves of absence & accommodations, wage & hour, internal investigations, benefits, compensation & immigration
Advise on state and federal employment laws (Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, and similar state laws, wage & hour, trade secret)
Provide support on employment-related pre-litigation and litigation matters, including requests from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other federal and state agencies
Prepare, review and negotiate employment contracts (exec. employment agreements, non-competes, severance, termination) and employment policies, and create scaleable processes for frequently updating such documents
Monitor legislation, regulations, case law, and government oversight activities relating to employment issues and provide proactive, strategic advice to the relevant partners
Advise and conduct HR-related training and education across the organization
Support and advise on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
Build strong and long-term relationships of trust and confidence with stakeholders throughout B. Braun
Develop, implement, and improve legal procedures and policies to create a more efficient legal function
8+ years of employment experience - at a top tier law firm and in an in-house legal organization
Demonstrated leadership responsibility involving all aspects of employment matters, including the matters referenced above
Proven track record of providing practical, business-focused legal advice to complex organizations
Strong ability to project manage, and balance competing priorities and deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, high EQ, and commitment to a fair and equitable work environment
Experience collaborating with, motivating & engaging teams
Extraordinary analytical ability and advocacy skills, and effective verbal and written communication skills
Sound and practical business judgment combined with strong common sense
Curiosity and creativity & the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity
The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
General: It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other persons.
Limit of Authorization/Authority:
Please refer to the Corporate Guidelines or BBMUS Guidelines or job specific authorities where applicable.
This list is however not exhaustive and may be amended by the Management from time to time.
Education and Professional Knowledge:
Bachelor's degree required.
08+ years related experience required.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Requires breadth of professional field and industry knowledge. Ability to integrate critical information and champion advanced strategies/concepts through the organization. Drives development of advanced technologies, principles and processes.
Supervision Given and Received:
Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training, and/or reviewing the work of peers.
Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Occasional contact with external contractors/vendors.