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Success is always in style at TJX! Continue to explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide. At TJX, we are proud that, for 40 years, we have been providing amazing value to our customers, but the merchandise we sell is just part of our story. We believe our Associates bring our business to life, and we aim to support you by making TJX a terrific place to work. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates, and believe that the diverse skills, experiences and background that you bring into the organization will help us continue to succeed.
Our retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; TK Maxx in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as Homesense and tkmaxx.com in the U.K.; and TK Maxx in Australia. With over $33 billion in sales, more than 3,800 stores, and 235,000 Associates in 2016, TJX is an exciting place to grow your career!
The TJX Companies, Inc. is seeking a Senior Attorney, Compensation and Benefits to join an established legal team within the TJX Legal Department that handles a broad range of compensation and benefits matters in support of TJX and its global total rewards strategies. This attorney will assist in all areas of the legal team’s practice, with a particular emphasis on executive compensation matters, global equity and cash incentive programs, and related communications and disclosure, working closely with individuals in a number of departments, including human resources and finance professionals. Job responsibilities include providing comprehensive advice with respect to a variety of executive and broad-based compensation plans and processes at TJX, including:
Equity and cash incentive plan documents, award agreements, and communications
Employment, consulting, severance, and restrictive covenant agreements
Other employee benefit plans and programs, including nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, pension and other retirement plans, and health and welfare benefits
Proxy disclosure and other disclosure and reporting
Governance matters including resolutions, minutes, and processes for the Board and various oversight committees
Compensation and benefits aspects of international operations and M&A transactions
Counseling on technical tax, securities, employment, and other substantive issues, shareholder and proxy advisor considerations, and market practices
Monitoring and analysis of related developments and trends
This position requires good judgment, strategic thinking, and the ability to operate at the senior executive level. This is an excellent opportunity to be a member of a sophisticated and collegial legal department supporting complex, global operations.
JD and 4+ years of legal practice specializing in executive compensation and employee benefits, preferably at a top-tier law firm or in-house
Strong academic credentials
Significant experience in and technical knowledge of all legal aspects of executive compensation, including:
Design, implementation, and administration of a range of compensatory plans and programs, including stock options, performance-based equity, and other incentives
Drafting and interpretation of complex agreements, plans, and award documentation
Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, including practical compliance considerations, and other tax matters
Proxy disclosure and other securities law requirements applicable to public companies
Familiarity with market trends and practices related to executive compensation and benefit plans
Experience with navigating jurisdictional differences in global employment and compensation practices
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to connect well and collaborate with individuals at all levels of the company
Excellent drafting skills and attention to detail
Excellent project management, research, and analytical skills
Sound Business and legal judgement
Highly motivated to provide practical and proactive advice
What's In It For You?
At TJX, you'll not only enjoy working for an industry leader, but we also strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package.
TJX considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. TJX also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.