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Company: Samsonite
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Samsonite is the worldwide leader in superior travel bags, luggage, and accessories combining notable style with the latest design technology and the utmost attention to quality and durability. For more than 100 years, Samsonite has leveraged its rich heritage to create unparalleled products that fulfill the travel lifestyle needs of conscious movers everywhere. With a portfolio of brands including Samsonite, Tumi, American Tourister, High Sierra, Gregory, eBags, Hartmann, and Lipault Paris, our products are sold in over 100 countries in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America through our company-operated retail store, websites and a variety of retail partners. What You'll Be Doing: As a part of a small and collegial legal team you will be the primary legal contact for the Human Resources department. In this role you will oversee employment related matters primarily for the Samsonite Group's Americas region and from time to time, provide employment law and executive compensation support on projects for other regions and the Group's corporate function. You will work directly with all members of the Human Resources department across the Samsonite Group's family of brands and with other internal clients throughout the organization. In addition to these responsibilities, you will be responsible for a wide range of matters such as drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; identifying and advising internal clients on a variety of legal issues; managing litigation and providing general legal support to company stakeholders. You will work on-site 4 days per week with the opportunity to work remotely one day per week.

  • Provides advice and support to the HR department on employment issues including performance management, compliance, wage and hour matters, leaves of absence and accommodations and internal investigations. You will draft and review employment related agreements and policies and conduct relevant trainings.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates various types of contracts and advises internal clients on contract interpretation and legal ramifications of contract terms.
  • Advises internal stakeholders on a wide range of legal issues facing the business.
  • Works closely with other departments to foresee and protect company against legal risks.
  • Manages outside counsel and litigation.
  • Shows initiative in staying current with laws and regulations relevant to the business.
  • Assists Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, the Americas with various matters. We're Excited If You Have:
    • JD from an accredited law school and admission to at least one state bar (in good standing)
    • 7+ years prior related legal experience
    • Ability to simultaneously manage numerous projects consistent with the company's business objectives and prioritize work to meet deadlines
    • Ability to assess issues from both legal and business perspectives to clearly define risks and plan next steps
    • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and advising clients of contractual risks in a concise manner
    • Experience advising internal clients on U.S. employment law matters (Canadian employment law knowledge a plus)
    • An understanding of business objectives and the role of in-house counsel in helping achieve such objectives
    • Strong work ethic. Ability to work independently and perform effectively in a fast paced environment as part of a small team
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills. A collaborative client focused approach while being detail-oriented
    • Deliver the overall objectives of the legal team
    • Consumer product/retail and in-house experience a plus Why you'll love working here:
      • Our employees matter. As a people-focused business, we work hard to provide meaningful rewards and development opportunities for our employees, recognizing performance, and creating a supportive working environment for them, wherever they are based.
      • Vibrant culture. We are committed to a diverse and rich culture, welcoming people from all walks of life. Our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion empowers us to bring our authentic selves and unique differences to work every day.
      • Socially responsible. We want to minimize our products' impact on the environment and help create positive journeys worldwide. We do this by creating the best products using the most sustainable and innovative materials, methods, and models. What we value: At Samsonite, we do more than create the bags that move with our consumer, we inspire and celebrate the moments that move them. We believe we have a responsibility to the world in how we operate, the products we sell, the communities where we live and work, and how we treat the people we employ. We're as diverse as travel itself, and like travel, your journey with Samsonite presents the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and explore your passions. This is why we offer various paths for professionals and celebrate the knowledge and skills they bring to our team. We are committed to a respectful workplace that allows our team members to bring their best selves to the workplace daily. Samsonite is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and maintaining a work environment in which all applicants, associates, customers, and other individuals are treated with dignity and respect free from unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.

Keywords: Samsonite, Boston , Counsel, Legal , Mansfield, Massachusetts

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