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Assistant General Counsel- Labor Relations

Posted Jun 28
Full Time
HybridHouston, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Years Of Experience

6 Years

Employment Type

Full Time

Travel Percentage

Up to 25%

Compensation Information

The pay range provided is not indicative of Sysco’s actual pay range but is merely algorithmic and provided for generalized comparison. Factors that may be used to determine rate of pay include specific skills, work location, work experience and other individualized factors

Our Global Support Center/ Corporate Office is located in the Energy Corridor- off I10 and N Eldridge.

Address: _1390 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

_ Hybrid Role: In-office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Work from home on Thursday and Friday.

Job Summary

The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing legal counsel and risk assessment regarding labor relations, employment, contract/transactional, EHS or litigation matters to Sysco Corporation and its sites covering all aspects of the business located in certain geographic areas globally. Serves as the primary legal support for a variety of business professionals, such as senior management, company executives and/or leadership of key GSC functions. Manages and selects outside counsel and develops strategies for litigation and commercial contracts at various sites globally. Directs pre-litigation employment matters and responses to complaints received by opposing counsel and government agencies. Partners with leadership of key GSC functions, including Corporate Claims, Human Resources, Sales, Operations, Finance, Merchandising, Safety and Compliance, to support key initiatives for the overall organization.



  • Provide daily advice and counsel regarding legal compliance and risk avoidance
  • Direct, manage, and develop strategy for respective legal matters
  • Manage outside counsel fees and costs to maintain efficiency
  • Direct, manage, and develop strategy for responses to complaints filed with government agencies and other pre-litigation matters
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to provide legal guidance and to support the development and execution of enterprise-wide initiatives, policies and strategies
  • Prepare materials and conduct training for internal business clients regarding strategic initiatives and other relevant legal matters



  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • 5+ years legal experience, including practicing and litigating at either a law firm or a company (can be a combination)



  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to provide sound, clear legal advice to senior executives and other Sysco senior leaders; creative problem solving; aptitude to work collaboratively; ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously; strong leadership skills and client service orientation. Ability to manage high volume of employment, litigation and contract matters.

Language Skills


  • Above-average command of English, both oral and written, and excellent grammar, proofreading, punctuation and spelling skills.

Mathematical Skills


  • Above-average arithmetical skills.

Physical Demands


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
  • High energy level required. Ability, physically and mentally, to simultaneously handle several tasks. Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time and undertake lengthy typing tasks. Candidate must be able to multitask without error and be able to handle stress in a positive manner.

Work Environment


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, including the ability to conduct confidential conference calls/meetings.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. An individual should contact their supervisor or the human resources department if they believe that an accommodation is needed.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the role. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Benefits Information

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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.

Affirmative Action Statement

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.