Lead Employment Counsel, APJ

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Job Description

About the Company

VMware accelerates digital transformation through a software-defined approach to business and IT. The trusted platform provider of choice for more than 500,000 customers globally, VMware is the pioneer in virtualization and an innovator in cloud and business mobility. A proven leader, VMware allows customers to run, manage, connect, and secure applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.

Our team of 30,000+ people working in 60+ countries worldwide is committed to building a community where great people want to work long term by living our Company EPIC2 values of execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. If you are ready to accelerate, innovate, and lead, join us as we challenge constraints and problem solve for tomorrow.

About the Legal Team

“Fearless legal innovators.” That’s the mantra of VMware’s Legal Team. We’re dedicated to working out creative ways to mitigate legal risks while helping the Company pursue its goals in the global marketplace. We focus on leading with strategic solutions, inspiring an ethical culture, and driving VMware to success. We also reach out to the community by donating hundreds of hours of pro bono support each year. Are you interested in enriching your career by working on a diverse, award-winning team that goes beyond traditional corporate legal departments? Join our team and you will help provide strategic solutions that impact the success of our business, our customers, and the community.

Job Role & Responsibility

We are seeking an experienced employment law attorney to join VMware’s Legal Team and lead our group of legal professionals responsible for counseling on employment law issues across the APJ region. You will join a fun and hard-working group of employment attorneys and other legal professionals who work closely with Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Global Ethics and Compliance to drive global consistency in VMware’s relationship with its employees, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws. This position can be based in either Sydney, Australia or Singapore, with a solid line reporting in to the APJ Regional Lead, and dotted line reporting in to the Global Employment Law Lead. 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the lead employment lawyer for VMware’s APJ region;
  • Lead and/or participate in special projects with cross-functional teams, including those focused on improving and enhancing employment-related policies, practices, and processes to execute priorities and ensure compliance; 
  • Help provide practical and business-oriented legal advice to the global human resources team and the business regarding all aspects of the employer/employee relationship including, hiring, employment practices, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, compensation and benefits, terminations, contractor issues, privacy matters, and diversity and inclusion;
  • Provide support & guidance to non-employment specialist VMware lawyers in region, who are serving as first line support on employment matters in APJ, including delivering & supporting continued investment in learning & education as necessary. In addition, being pro-active and providing back-up support and strategic guidance to the VMware lawyers in the field, as necessary;
  • Provide employment law support in connection with mergers & acquisitions, including due diligence and post-close integration;
  • Manage and partner with outside counsel in employment litigation matters;
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources Team to generate and implement trainings on HR and employment law topics;
  • Help keep the Global Employment Lead (as well as the APJ Regional lead) updated & informed as to key employment risks; activities and priorities in the region. Be an active participant and contributor on both the Employment law leadership team as well as the APJ legal leadership team; and
  • Participate in global projects and initiatives.
  • Required Skills

    We are seeking a forward-thinking, strategic, broad-based business attorney, who demonstrates the following:

  • You are a qualified lawyer in Australia or Singapore with employment law expertise in multiple APJ jurisdictions;
  • 12+ years of relevant experience specializing in employment law, with both private practice and in-house experience at a multinational corporation strongly preferred;
  • You have a demonstrated and proven ability to work well with Human Resources and business leaders, leveraging strong analytical and conceptual skills to be effective at building a consensus among leaders; 
  • You enjoy collaborating with colleagues across the globe to achieve a shared goal;
  • You are a creative and strategic thinker who possesses excellent business sense and judgment;
  • You are committed to driving diversity and inclusion through the advice you provide;
  • You are a practical and enthusiastic problem-solver who is confident, mature, flexible, and calm under fire and can work independently in a dynamic, fast-changing environment;
  • You are able to connect the dots to provide advice that considers the context and unintended consequences as well as the specific legal issue at hand;
  • You have a passion for employment law and keep up to date on developments;
  • You are a well-rounded, engaging, and personable individual with a fun sense of humor who encourages others and provides thought leadership for a growing technology business;
  • You demonstrate the highest degree of personal and professional integrity and ethics; and
  • You are flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary to connect with colleagues in the U.S., LATAM, EMEA, and across APJ, and to complete projects in a timely fashion.
  • Preferred Skills

    People management experience