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Sysco Corporate Counsel - Benefits & Securities in Bellaire, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Years of Experience:

7 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:



$157,500.00 - $262,500.00

You may be eligible to participate in the Company's Incentive Plan.


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Role Summary

This position will report to the Vice President, Legal, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary and provide legal support to the financial reporting and investor relations teams, advising on securities compliance and disclosure, reviewing annual and quarterly reports, and preparing periodic reports. This position is also responsible for preparation of the executive compensation disclosures in the annual meeting proxy statement, as well as the Section 16 forms reporting changes in beneficial ownership of directors and executive officers.

Further, this position will provide legal support to the human resources/employee benefits team, with responsibility for drafting equity incentive programs, including award agreements in compliance with applicable securities and tax requirements, both domestic and international, and providing legal advice relating to the design and operation of non-qualified programs for senior executives, including 409A compliance.

This position also provides advice and counsel on a wide variety of operational benefits matters (including retirement plans and health and welfare plans) claims and appeals, ongoing compliance reviews and filings under relevant, and ever evolving, governing laws, as well as guidance regarding all aspects controlled group participation in multiemployer pension plans, including required public disclosure, identification of long-term planning opportunities, legislative efforts and withdrawal liability litigation.

Additionally, this position provides assistance with reviewing contracts with third party services providers for all benefit related programs, support for benefit and disclosure related aspects of M&A activity and assistance to the corporate secretary’s office and the human resources/employee benefits team with preparing and reviewing materials for meetings of the Board’s Compensation and Leadership Development Committee.

Please note that this is a remote position

Experience and Educational Requirements:

  • Education: J.D. from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in at least one U.S. state bar; an academic record of distinction preferred.

  • Experience: 7 plus years at a premier law firm and/or the in-house legal department of a public company with employee benefits and securities experience consistent with the role profile described above.

  • Skills and Capabilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team that includes members of senior management

  • Proven track record of managing external advisors

  • Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on responsiveness to client needs

  • Proficient in synthesizing complex data sets into easily understood and actionable insights and strategies

  • Strong work ethic and ability to perform in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues, solve problems and offer creative solutions to mitigate risks

  • Ability to manage and prioritize a large volume of concurrent projects

  • Professional attitude; service orientation; strong work ethic; superb team player

Working Conditions:

  • The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity.


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates 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.


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.