B. Braun

Senior Employment Counsel

Job Locations US-PA-Bethlehem
Requisition ID
B. Braun Medical Inc
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Position Type


About B. Braun 


B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.


Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.


Braun's legal team is looking for an experienced, creative and energized employment attorney to manage all aspects of the employment legal function and build strong relationships with our HR team and across all business units



Job Function - General:

  • Develop strategy on all employment matters & proactively counsel our legal and business partners on employment issues and mitigation measures to help B. Braun see around corners and solve problems before they occur
  • Manage a broad range of employment matters, from hiring, performance management, employee relations, terminations, leaves of absence & accommodations, wage & hour, internal investigations, benefits, compensation & immigration
  • Advise on state and federal employment laws (Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, and similar state laws, wage & hour, trade secret)
  • Provide support on employment-related pre-litigation and litigation matters, including requests from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other federal and state agencies
  • Prepare, review and negotiate employment contracts (exec. employment agreements, non-competes, severance, termination) and employment policies, and create scaleable processes for frequently updating such documents
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, case law, and government oversight activities relating to employment issues and provide proactive, strategic advice to the relevant partners
  • Advise and conduct HR-related training and education across the organization
  • Support and advise on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
  • Build strong and long-term relationships of trust and confidence with stakeholders throughout B. Braun
  • Develop, implement, and improve legal procedures and policies to create a more efficient legal function


Job Requirements:

  • 8+ years of employment experience - at a top tier law firm and in an in-house legal organization
  • Demonstrated leadership responsibility involving all aspects of employment matters, including the matters referenced above
  • Proven track record of providing practical, business-focused legal advice to complex organizations
  • Strong ability to project manage, and balance competing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, high EQ, and commitment to a fair and equitable work environment
  • Experience collaborating with, motivating & engaging teams 
  • Extraordinary analytical ability and advocacy skills, and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound and practical business judgment combined with strong common sense
  • Curiosity and creativity & the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity


The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

General: It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other persons.


Limit of Authorization/Authority:

Please refer to the Corporate Guidelines or BBMUS Guidelines or job specific authorities where applicable.

This list is however not exhaustive and may be amended by the Management from time to time.

Target Based Range



Education and Professional Knowledge:

Bachelor's degree required.


08+ years related experience required.



Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

Requires breadth of professional field and industry knowledge. Ability to integrate critical information and champion advanced strategies/concepts through the organization. Drives development of advanced technologies, principles and processes.

Supervision Given and Received:

Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training, and/or reviewing the work of peers.

Problem Solving:

Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.


Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Occasional contact with external contractors/vendors.

Additional Requirement:


Additional Information

Physical Requirement and Work Environment:

Attendance Requirement Regular and predictable attendance
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:


Occasionally: Frequently: Constantly: Activities: Occasionally:




Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Stand



Climbing stairs/ladders, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Standing, Walking

Finger feeling, Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Seeing - depth perception, color vision, field of vision/peripheral, Sitting , Talking - ordinary, loud/quick



Environmental Conditions:

Occasionally:                       N/A

Frequently:                          N/A

Constantly:                          N/A
Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Noise Intensity:                    Low

Occasionally:                       Other

Frequently:                          N/A

Constantly:      Office environment

What We Offer

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.
Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


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