Associate Counsel, Compensation and Benefits

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Posted: November 15, 2016
  • Reference ID: 0367161111-en-us

Johnson & Johnson is seeking an experienced Associate Counsel, Compensation and Benefits in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


With $70.1 billion in 2015 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


He/she reports to the Vice President, Compensation & Benefits Tax Counsel and he/she will provide high level technical tax and legal advice to management in the administration of the Corporation's worldwide employee compensation and benefit plans.


The Associate Counsel, Compensation and Benefits will be responsible for ensuring the Corporation's compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to employee compensation and benefits issues. Specifically, he/she will advise management regarding tax and legal requirements in areas including qualified retirement plans, equity compensation, employee welfare benefit plans, employee fringe benefits, mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, and executive compensation matters. The Associate Counsel, Compensation and Benefits will also advise on US and non-US payroll withholding and reporting matters and other global employee compensation and benefits matters.


• A Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school is required.  

• A minimum of one active state (or District of Columbia) bar admission is required. 

• A minimum of 7 years of experience at a law firm, accounting firm, consulting firm and/or major corporation advising clients or management on a wide variety of employee compensation & benefits tax and legal matters is required. 

• Thorough knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code as applicable to the taxation and compliance of employee compensation and benefits, including qualified retirement plans and welfare plans, is required.  

• Experience in advising on employee benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures is required. 

• Exposure to and general knowledge of the laws of major non-U.S. jurisdictions with respect to employee compensation and benefit matters is required.  

• Experience advising on payroll withholding and reporting and on tax issues relating to global mobility is preferred.  

• Experience advising on executive compensation and equity plans is required.

• Incumbent will possess excellent business partnering, communication and teamwork skills.  

• Incumbent will lead and inspire cross-functional teams to address opportunities and deliver results.   

• This position may have up to 10% travel. 

• This position is located in New Brunswick, NJ.

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United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
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