Senior Attorney

TJX Europe Limited
13 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Company description:

The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, ranking No. 87 in the 2017 Fortune 500 listings, with over $33 billion in revenues in 2016,* more than 3,800 stores in 9 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 235,000 Associates. We operate T.J. Maxx and Marshalls (combined, Marmaxx), HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post, as well as and, in the United States; Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls (combined, TJX Canada) in Canada; and T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as HomeSense and in the U.K. (combined, TJX International).

Job description:

Employment Lawyer

Exciting opportunities and a great way of working.

We’re TJX. Home to retail brands including TK Maxx and HomeSense across Europe; T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; and Trade Secret in Australia. We believe we’re one of the most exciting retailers around. Relationships play a big part in our success. Especially those we have with our own people. We inspire each other to be bold. To think big. To take responsibility for our work and ownership for our future.

TJX Europe is currently seeking an employment lawyer to join the Legal Department in Watford, UK, to support the European business.

This will be a newly created role designed to support the Senior Attorney (Employment) and will partner with TJX Europe’s Human Resources Department on a broad range of employment related matters and will advise all levels of the business.

Key Responsibilities

· Partnering with HR and providing legal guidance or support on a range of issues across Europe, including:

o Providing practical support and advice on complex grievance and disciplinary issues

o Managing employment disputes in collaboration with HR and external counsel

o Developing and reviewing employment contracts and policies

o Provision of internal training and legal updates on relevant topics

· Assisting in the management of external counsel relationships and budgets

· Advising on privacy issues and liaising with TJX’s global privacy team on issues requiring escalation

· Provide support to TJX’s commercial legal team in relation to employment aspects of commercial contracts and outsourcings

· Thinking strategically and assisting with proactive management of employment legal risk

· Managing case reporting across the jurisdictions and identifying trends and risk areas

· Providing training and updates to HR and other business stakeholders

Seeked profile:


Solid experience in a reputable law firm and/or an in-house position
Experience in managing legal advice from other jurisdictions
Experience in industrial relations and collective issues across Europe
Able t to engage a variety of stakeholders and collaborate effectively
Strong oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to communicate clearly and to influence decision makers
Excellent commercial awareness, with a pragmatic, solution based approach to issues and an ability to think at a strategic, risk-focussed level
Ability to influence and build a relationships across organisational and geographic boundaries

As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future than excites us most. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and we’ll give you the freedom to take on challenges, the opportunity to develop and a competitive salary and benefits package. Be part of our future. Apply now.

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