Job Summary:
At Avantor, people are the most important part of our success because they drive our global performance. That's why our Operations, Lab Services, Sales, and many other Avantor teams rely on our talent acquisition initiatives to attract, engage and hire the right talent. Avantor's legal vertical is a crucial part of this mix, enabling all our internal teams worldwide to grow beyond their limits.

You will report to Employment Law Senior Counsel and be a key member of a legal team of a growing and dynamic Fortune 500 company. You will have responsibility for providing employment counseling, advice, and day-to-day support to HR business partners with respect to employee relations issues. You will also have responsibility for monitoring employment law developments, creating employment related policies to ensure standard processes and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and providing additional legal support for other employment topics as needed. Additionally, you will be a significant part of Avantor's ethics and compliance program, including its global helpline and HR-related internal investigations. You will work collaboratively with other members of the Legal department, HR, and business areas.

What We're Looking For:
  • Education: JD required; current license to practice law in good standing required
  • Experience: Minimum 5-7 years of employment law experience required with mix of firm and in-house experience preferred
  • Conducting compliance, ethics, and/or HR investigations
  • Responding to EEOC and other agency charges
  • Defending employment litigations and managing discovery issues
  • Knowledge of legal issues relating to employee benefit plans and compensation programs (i.e., 401(k), health and welfare, annual and long-term incentive, and deferred compensation plan advice, etc.) preferred

Who You Are:
  • Intellectual agility and confidence to learn quickly on the job and tackle new issues outside your current experience and skill set
  • Critical thinker with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Actively listener open to the views of others and willing to constructively addresses differences of opinion
  • Self-starter with the ability to take on complex problems and responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to conduct fact investigations, make credibility determinations, and research and apply relevant laws and Company policies to form conclusions and develop recommendations
  • Practical and solutions-oriented
  • Flexible and resilient

How you will create an impact
  • Provide practical and actionable legal advice to HR and business leaders on employee issues such as disciplinary issues, FMLA and other protected leaves, ADA accommodation issues, and any other matter that impacts the workforce
  • Remain current on changes in employment law and regulations that may impact operations and partner with business leaders to prepare for and implement necessary changes
  • Assist with the development and delivery of corporate training related to employment law and compliance
  • Oversee Ethics Helpline docket to ensure that reports are appropriately investigated and documented and remedial actions taken as necessary
  • Direct and oversee internal investigations conducted by HR
  • Monitor, advise, and communicate to key stakeholders on trends observed in the Ethics Helpline
  • Prepare and distribute global communications on ethics and compliance matters
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned

Why Avantor?
Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.

The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes personalized learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement:
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement

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3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:
By Submitting Candidates without Having Been Formally Assigned on And Contracted for A Specific Job Requisition by Avantor, or By Failing to Comply with The Avantor Recruitment Process, You Forfeit Any Fee on The Submitted Candidates, Regardless of Your Usual Terms and Conditions. Avantor Works with A Preferred Supplier List and Will Take the Initiative to Engage with Recruitment Agencies Based on Its Needs and Will Not Be Accepting Any Form of Solicitation.