CNH Industrial

Senior Managing Counsel - North America Labor & Employment

Location US-IL-Oak Brook | US-WI-Racine
Position Type


CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company dedicated to advancing the noble work of agriculture and construction workers. Driven by our shared purpose of Breaking New Ground, we are passionate about bringing Innovation, Sustainability, and Productivity to all that we do. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 37,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world through our core brands: Case IH, STEYR, New Holland Agriculture, CASE, and New Holland Construction.


Reporting directly to the Vice President & General Counsel for North America, this position provides counsel to internal clients on legal matters within recognized areas of expertise and responsibility, to preserve and protect the rights and interests of the company; and manages outside counsel in claims, litigation and transactions as they arise.


The Senior Managing Counsel – NA Labor & Employment will:

  • Lead the North American labor and employment legal function with nearly 10,000 covered employees.
  • Maintain expert knowledge and awareness of legislation, regulations and caselaw with respect to US/Canadian employment and benefits to reduce business risk and ensure compliance within the limits prescribed by law.
  • Provide practical, business focused advice to the Human Resources team with respect to labor and benefits matters including legal questions, process reviews, and policy creation, implementation and training.
  • Partner with business and legal teams to determine strategy on entire spectrum of labor and employment issues.
  • Direct and advise outside legal counsel during all phases of employment-related claims and litigation to protect CNH business interests; develop and guide strategy in conjunction with CNH objectives.
  • Manage outside counsel, fees and case budgets; set and monitor appropriate reserves; recommend settlement and trial strategies.
  • Review contracts related to hiring, consulting and employee benefits.
  • Provide M&A transaction support regarding labor and employment due diligence, contractual provisions and acquisition integration. 


  • Annual base salary of $188,000-$250,000
  • Eligible for an annual bonus
  • Company vehicle, fuel card and insurance
  • Generous health care and 401K benefits


The qualified candidate will have:

  • J.D. and a current state bar membership.
  • Minimum 10 years related experience in-house and/or in labor and employment practice of major law firm.
  • Experience either working for a manufacturing company or advising a manufacturing client.

Work arrangements:

  • This position will be based out of our offices in Oak Brook, IL or Racine, WI.
  • Hybrid work arrangement consisting of both in-person and remote work.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated judgment guiding business teams through challenging issues.
  • Proven experience providing guidance and advice to internal clients on hiring, employment, employee discipline, termination, handling of claims, training, policies and other Human Resources-related topics.
  • Strong executive presence, paired with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to provide timely, practical solutions for business clients.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise practical business judgment and meet concurrent deadlines.
  • Willingness to respond to clients and counsel beyond regular business hours when needed.

Company Benefits

CNH Industrial offers a wide variety of benefits that not only encourages wellness and preventive care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.  Our industry leading 401k will support you in meeting your retirement objectives.  Additional benefits include paid parental leave, flexible work policies, opportunities for self-development and paid leave for specific activities. Click here for more information!


US applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement here. CNH Industrial participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. You can view additional information here.


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Read about our company’s commitment to pay transparency by clicking this link: pay transparency notice.


Canada applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, place of origin, disability, marital status, family status, age, or any other ground prohibited by applicable provincial human rights legislation.


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