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Sr. Director, Executive Compensation & Benefits Attorney

Otis Elevator Co.
$170,000- $210,000/ year
Posted May 27
Full Time

Date Posted:



United States of America


OTCTH: Connecticut Home Offices Remote Location, Remote City, CT, 06032 USA

Otis has an exciting opportunity for a executive compensation and employee benefits attorney to join its legal department. This position will provide advice and counsel to Human Resources professionals and business partners on employee benefits, executive compensation and also assist the VP, ESG on certain ESG-related matters, including pay equity, DE&I policies, and ESG compliance and regulatory matters.

The position, which can be based in Farmington, CT or fully remote within the U.S., provides an excellent opportunity for growth and advancement. This person must act with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance and will report to the Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Compensation & Benefits.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Provide support in areas such as the executive compensation disclosures in the proxy statement and other securities filings, long-term incentives (including international equity), talent acquisition
  • Provide legal support related to the design and operation of health and welfare plans, including related to HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act compliance
  • Analyze and advise on evolving pertinent tax and securities regulations
  • Provide legal support related to the design and operation of defined contribution plans, both qualified and nonqualified, including on IRC Section 409A, ERISA and Secure 2.0 knowledge, and serve as secretary and counsel to Otis’ fiduciary benefit plan committee
  • Provide legal support to HR on Puerto Rico defined benefit plan and defined contribution plans and Guam defined contribution plan. Assist HR with Canadian benefit plan issues and Canadian benefit plan committee.
  • Provide legal support for HR and benefits for matters throughout the employee lifecycle, including in matters related to new hires, in-service employees, and departures
  • Draft plan documentation and participant communications
  • Negotiate service provider agreements
  • Provide support with pay equity and DE&I initiatives and help with ESG regulatory compliance
  • Establish and maintain relationships, credibility and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members and other colleagues/business partners

To be successful in this role you will need:


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school required
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience, including practice in a law firm
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership managing multiple priorities while consistently meeting time-sensitive deadlines
  • Interest in ESG (prior ESG experience preferred, but not required)
  • Knowledge of ERISA
  • Must thrive in team-oriented but fast-paced environment
  • Although not required, preference will be given to candidates with employment law experience in hiring, retention, termination, discrimination, disability and leave accommodation

Compensation Opportunity

The salary range for this role is $170,000 - $210,000. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may change in the future. Pay within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Otis currently provides our colleagues with the following benefits:

  • 401(k) plan that includes generous company match and a separate automatic retirement contribution
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage for colleagues and their eligible dependents, beginning on their first day of employment
  • Three weeks paid vacation and paid company holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Employee assistance and wellness incentive programs
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Voluntary benefits, such as legal, pet, home, and auto insurance
  • Birth/adoption and parental leave benefits
  • Adoption assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Peer recognition and service anniversary awards, as well as spot performance bonus opportunities

If you live in a city, chances are we will give you a lift or play a role in keeping you moving every day.

Otis is the world’s leading elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation, and service company. We move 2 billion people every day and maintain approximately 2.2 million customer units worldwide, the industry's largest Service portfolio.

You may recognize our products in some of the world’s most famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Burj Khalifa and the Petronas Twin Towers! We are 69,000 people strong, including engineers, digital technology experts, sales, and functional specialists, as well as factory and field technicians, all committed to meeting the diverse needs of our customers and passengers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. We are proud to be a diverse, global team with a proven legacy of innovation that continues to be the bedrock of a fast-moving, high-performance company.

When you join Otis, you become part of an innovative global industry leader with a resilient business model. You’ll belong to a diverse, trusted, and caring community where your contributions, and the skills and capabilities you’ll gain working alongside the best and brightest, keep us connected and on the cutting edge.

We provide opportunities, training, and resources, that build leadership and capabilities in Sales, Field, Engineering and Major Projects and our Employee Scholar Program is a notable point of pride, through which Otis sponsors colleagues to pursue degrees or certification programs.

Today, our focus more than ever is on people. As a global, people-powered company, we put people – passengers, customers, and colleagues – at the center of everything we do. We are guided by our values that we call our Three Absolutes – prioritizing Safety, Ethics, Quality in all that we do. If you would like to learn more about environmental, social and governance (ESG) at Otis click here.

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