Sr. Employment Counsel

Sr. Employment Counsel


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Chief Counsel AMR



Houston, TX



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 is 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!


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Job Summary

SABIC is seeking a strong, self-motivated attorney to join our global Corporate Governance legal team as its U.S. employment counsel.  Located in Houston, Texas the Americas Legal Affairs team supports the U.S. and Canada manufacturing, corporate functions and operations in a wide variety of employment matters, benefits and litigation support.               


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Provides strategic legal analysis, advice and counsel on U.S. employment matters to HR and business leaders in support of the business goals of the Company including hiring, disciplinary actions, terminations, workplace investigations, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, accommodations, benefits and plan management, policy drafting and interpretation, plant closures/reorganizations/redundancies, compensation matters, hiring practices, basic immigration matters, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with U.S. labor & employment legal principles.
  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, regulatory changes, and industry guidance that impact SABIC’s workforce and takes other proactive steps to mitigate risks.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues and disputes. Provides oversight and strategic direction for employment related litigation in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Oversee and conduct training sessions for management and staff on employment law compliance.


What Matters to SABIC

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience; preference for previous in house experience with multinational manufacturing company
  • Bar qualifications to practice in at least 1 U.S. State
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience with managing U.S. employment litigation
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines


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 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