Flowserve Corporation Attorney Principal - Employment Law (EMA) in Haywards Heath, United Kingdom

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

This position will provide legal support to the company’s European, Middle Eastern, and African locations by performing a broad range of attorney functions relating to employment law, labour relations, employee benefits, conflict management and avoidance, investigations, litigation and policies and procedures, as well as data privacy. This position reports directly to the Director, Global Labor & Employment Law.

You will provide strategic legal counsel on a wide array of European employment matters, including employee relations, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, accommodation, redundancies, realignment activity, leaves of absence, litigation and conflict management / avoidance, data privacy, government and internal investigations, wage and hour matters, collective bargaining and labour matters, policies, procedures and templates, matter management and special projects. You will also provide similar legal support for Middle Eastern and African matters.

You will be required to prepare, draft, investigate and research presentations, documents, agreements, memos, summaries, policies and procedures, templates, incentive or benefits plans, employment agreements, contracts, responses to charges of discrimination, and other documents, requiring knowledge of legal terminology and document formats.

You will be expected to monitor legal and regulatory requirements and developments in data protection legislation to ensure compliance. You will represent the legal department on the company’s Data Privacy Council and you will be responsible for drafting and reviewing all standard contractual clauses related to data processing. You will also be a strategic partner in the company’s GDPR compliance efforts.

A large part of this role will involve the project management of cases - this will entail controlling external legal spend, and ensuring that local experts are fully briefed and utilised.

You'll need to maintain strict confidence and discretion, and a friendly and professional demeanor in all aspects of work duties.

Position Requirements:

In order to be considered for this role, you will require:

  • Masters Degree in law.

  • Significant, relevant experience as an attorney with specific specialism in employment law.

  • Strong knowledge of European employment matters, including: hiring, benefits, employee relations, discipline, terminations, internal investigations, wage and hour, leave and accommodation issues, independent contractors and more.

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including ability to communicate complex information in a short, easy-to-understand format.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships, including a friendly, professional demeanor, cooperative and energetic spirit, and an ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment with people from many countries and cultures, and at all levels of the organization.

  • Highly organized self-starter proficient at multi-tasking and managing multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, balancing day-to-day demands with longer term projects, in a fast-paced environment.

  • Have a practical, business oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear, concise and practical advice, and creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines to meet their business needs.

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and other applications.

  • Knowledge of global employment matters preferable, but not mandatory.


This role is being posted at the Haywards Heath, UK location but could potentially be located in another FLS European site dependent on the candidate.

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Attorney Principal - Employment Law (EMA)

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Primary Posting Location:

Haywards Heath, GB

Employment Type:

Full time

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Great Britain

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