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Sr. Counsel US Employment


Location: Houston




Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!


For an overview of our work culture and benefits, click here. 


Job Summary

SABIC is seeking a strong, self-motivated attorney to join our Americas Legal Affairs group as its U.S. Employment Counsel.  Located in Houston, Texas the Americas Legal Affairs team supports the Americas 17 sites and operations in a wide variety of legal needs.


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Provides strategic analysis, advice and counsel on U.S. labor and employment matters to HR and business leaders in support of the business goals of the Company. Ensures compliance with U.S. labor & employment legal principles, including supporting such issues as reorganizations, M&A activity, litigation management, government audits/reviews, compliance issues, policies & practices, etc.
  • Stays abreast of changes in the legal regulatory environment, works with HR to improve investigatory processes and outcomes, and takes other proactive steps to mitigate risk.
  • Provides oversight and strategic direction for labor & employment related litigation in the U.S.
  • Provides miscellaneous legal advice in connection with U.S. employment matters, benefit matters, policy drafting and interpretation, plant closures/reorganizations/redundancies, compensation matters, hiring practices, basic immigration matters, etc.
  • Effectively manage cost of external legal support.
  • Provide timely and effective legal solutions covering all legal practice areas across a broad range of commercial activities, plant operations and corporate functions including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, reviewing communications, and drafting legal guidelines for business.


What Matters to SABIC

  • Law degree from an excellent accredited law school
  • Bar qualifications to practice in at least 1 U.S. State
  • 7 to 10 years of relevant experience
  • Proven and effective HR and Benefits legal support
  • In house experience with a multi-national manufacturing company is strongly preferred.
  • Strong focus on simple and effective problem solving to achieve business objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent team player and relationship builder. 


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs.


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.




Nearest Major Market: Houston