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Ranked as the #1 North American logistics company according to Transport Topics, XPO Logistics is among the most admired companies in the world according to Fortune magazine. We believe our employees are our greatest asset and we’re always on the lookout for inspirational leaders who know how to get the best out of their team. As Vice President, Labor and Employment Counsel, you will help provide world-class employment and labor law support to the Human Resources organization and the business units across the enterprise. You’ll be based in our Greenwich, CT global headquarters and will play a key role in helping to build the infrastructure necessary to support a fast-growing, dynamic global entity from a labor and employment perspective. We’ll count on your expertise and years of experience to be a champion of our values, ensuring an engaged workforce, loyal customers, efficient operations and a bright future for yourself and XPO.
Pay, benefits and more.
We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.
What you’ll do on a typical day:
Partner with business units to assist with attainment of operational goals through the management of workforce-related matters
Provide daily counseling on a broad array of significant and higher risk and employment-related issues, such as recruitment and hiring, restrictive covenants, compensation and benefits, accommodation requests, leaves of absence, investigations, performance management, involuntary separations, workplace safety, reorganizations, reductions in force, executive compensation, immigration and international assignments
Assist with company litigation (single plaintiff and class), arbitrations, grievances and associated administrative charges; supervise outside counsel to ensure quality and cost-effective service
Provide legal support in connection with traditional labor matters ranging from organizing campaigns, contract negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, and grievance and arbitration matters
Assist with the drafting, interpretation and enforcement of employment, separation, noncompetition, confidentiality and consulting agreements
Create, conduct and implement training modules on a variety of labor and employment-related topics
What you need to succeed at XPO:
At a minimum, you’ll need:
10 years of substantive labor and employment experience in a fast-paced environment
Experience with Windows applications and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
It’d be great if you also have:
18+ years of substantive labor and employment experience
5+ years in-house experience in a fast paced lean environment
Significant counseling experience on all facets of the employer-employee relationship
Demonstrated experience quickly and effectively providing strategic, business-focused advice and counsel in a dynamic, evolving environment with shifting priorities
Proven supervisory and management skills with experience overseeing complex projects delegated to in-house legal staff and outside counsel
Demonstrated ability to think strategically, work independently and drive matters to swift, favorable outcomes
Be part of something big.
About XPO Logistics Inc.
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 30 countries, with 1,506 locations and approximately 96,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods most efficiently throughout their supply chains. XPO's corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters are in Lyon, France. xpo.com
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