Legal Counsel

Our client, a global leader in its field and listed on the NYSE, offers an exciting opportunity where you can apply your commercial and corporate legal experience and know-how in an international environment. You will have the oversight of complex legal matters supporting mainly the European region of a specific business unit and the Swiss based parent company.

Hence, we are looking for a smart and self-directed candidate with distinct business acumen and strong leadership and intercultural communication skills. You enjoy developing expertise and understanding the technical issues related to the assigned projects offering several years’ experience in a multinational company or in private practice.

You will perfectly fit into the team if you thrive working independently on multiple projects in an international fast-paced environment, are able to set priorities and to provide timely legal advice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a strong business parter to the line management and the EME senior leadership team
  • Act as primary legal resource to the Senior Leadership Team and the business units in the EAME region (Hungary, Germany, France, Italy, Africa, Czech Republic, Denmark etc)
  • Create, implement and audit the company’s regulatory & FCPA compliance efforts as a Compliance Officer
  • Strong emphasis on commercial activity, M&A, sales and contracts

Key Qualifications

  • Degree from accredited Law School (Swiss or foreign equivalent)
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience for a multinational company or in private practice cross border experience strongly preferred
  • Strong background in contracts as well as complex legal advice which support the commercial business
  • Broad understanding of corporate law, including commercial as well as employment related matters
  • Experience in working in a cross border environment with complex oversight of legal matters supporting the European region
  • Project Management Experience
  • Flexible to working in a matrix reporting structure
  • Fluency in English including strong legal writing skills – particularly in contract drafting

Key Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills, demonstrated ability to listen and clearly communicate both verbally & written
  • Must be capable of understanding all technical issues related to assigned projects
  • The ability to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment is required
  • Rigorous, achievement/result oriented, consistent, well organized
  • Customer focused
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong influencing skills
  • High attention to detail, yet not paralysis
  • Strong interpersonal skills, can approach people proactively, can train/coach
  • Able to quickly adapt to a fast changing environment
  • Self-driven, Accountable, trustworthy
  • Strong communication skills and cultural awareness
  • Willingness and ability to travel (ca 30%)

Location

Headquarter Zurich Area

Starting Date

tbc