Assistant General Counsel - Commercial & GSC Functions

Sysco Northeast Rdc
Jul 05, 2024
Aug 02, 2024
Contract Type


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Years of Experience:

6 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 25%


The pay range provided is not indicative of Sysco's actual pay range but is merely algorithmic and provided for generalized comparison. Factors that may be used to determine rate of pay include specific skills, work location, work experience and other individualized factors

Our Global Support Center/ Corporate Office is located in the Energy Corridor– off I10 and N Eldridge.

Address: 1390 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

Hybrid Role: In–office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Work from home on Thursday and Friday.

Job Summary:

The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing advice, legal counsel and risk assessment to Sysco Corporation regarding commercial transactions and strategic initiatives led by Sysco's headquarters, or Global Support Center ("GSC"). Serves as the primary or secondary legal support for a variety of business professionals, such as senior management, company executives and/or leadership of key GSC functions including merchandising, technology, supply chain, sustainability, eCommerce, intellectual property, M&A/corporate development, and finance . Manages and selects outside counsel and develops strategies to support key initiatives for the overall organization.


  • Act as lead counsel and manage the legal aspects of a wide variety of strategic commercial transactions.
  • Participate in cross–functional teams to provide legal guidance and to support the development and execution of enterprise–wide initiatives, policies and strategies
  • Deliver data–driven reporting that informs senior leaders on progress and effectiveness of initiatives
  • Develop form agreements and guidance to enhance efficiency
  • Provide advice and counsel regarding compliance with applicable federal and state regulations
  • Manage outside counsel fees and costs to maintain efficiency
  • Enhance the commercial and transactions function through process automation and legal technology
  • Provide guidance to paralegals and/or junior level attorneys
  • Represent the legal team in in industry, professional and community affairs


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials required
  • 5+ years legal experience, including at least 4 years practicing and litigating at either a major law firm or in–house legal department focusing on a broad range of securities and corporate governance matters (can be a combination)
  • Prior in–house experience at a public company preferred
  • Excellent management skills and business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give practical advice, which demonstrates an understanding of overall business objectives and the "big picture" risks/rewards of each situation
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility and ability to thrive in a fast–paced environment, using methodical problem solving and decision making to resolve ambiguity
  • Proactive personality, eager to learn new areas of the law and committed to understanding the industry and the company's business
  • Ability to communicate effectively and convey critical information to a non–legal audience is imperative
  • Must uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality

Language Skills:

  • Above–average command of English, both oral and written, and excellent grammar, proofreading, punctuation and spelling skills.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Above–average arithmetical skills.

Physical Demands:

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

  • High energy level required. Ability, physically and mentally, to simultaneously handle several tasks. Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time and undertake lengthy typing tasks. Candidate must be able to multitask without error and be able to handle stress in a positive manner.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, including the ability to conduct confidential conference calls/meetings.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. An individual should contact their supervisor or the human resources department if they believe that an accommodation is needed.

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the role. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard–working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunityis available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.