Legal Counsel, Commercial Contracts and Data Protection

  • Zürich, SPS Switzerland AG
  • Work experience
  • Commercial professions (other)


SPS is a leading outsourcing provider for business processes solutions and innovative services in document management. A strong international client base relies on SPS’ ability to envision, design and build end-to-end solutions, and to be its trusted advisor for the key value drivers in BPO: location strategy, process optimization and technology, such as intelligent automation. SPS’ over 8’500 employees and specialized partners span the full range of the industry with a focus on banking, insurance, telecommunications and healthcare, addressing customer needs in more than 20 countries and a revenue of over 600MCHF.

At our global headquarters in Zurich we are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel for the Swiss group company SPS Switzerland AG. In this exciting role you will be responsible for the holistic legal advice of SPS Switzerland AG, in particular for the drafting and negotiation of a large number of commercial contracts, including data protection agreements. You report directly to the General Counsel. Self-starter mentality and customer orientation are formative components of our corporate culture.


• Draft, review and negotiate customer contracts (especially outsourcing contracts), procurement, IT and license contracts as well as data protection agreements.
• Work closely with business counterparts to identify legal risks, develop proposals to mitigate those risks and coordinate business decisions.
• Educate business colleagues on SPS’ contract governance.
• Further development of the contract management system for the entire group and creation of policies.
• Support local functions (HR, Compliance, Finance, IT) in all legal matters of the group company.
• Coordination and central contact person for legal disputes of the group company.
• Liaise with and instruction of external lawyers.
• Support of global projects and thereby active contribution to the further development of the legal function of SPS.


Swiss bar admission is a must. Additional qualification such as LL.M. or equivalent international work experience is a plus.
• Three to five years of professional experience in the legal department of an internationally oriented group of companies with a focus on contract law, data protection, IT law.
• Knowledge of specific industry regulations for outsourcing services is a plus (e.g. FINMA Circular Outsourcing).
• Initiative personality (doer attitude) with negotiating skills and assertiveness.
• Committed and resilient, with the will to take on responsibility.
• Team spirit and motivated to develop the legal function.
• Fluency in German and English on a professional level is a prerequisite (incl. good drafting skills). French is a plus.


Workload: 100% - Hybrid Working Model
Hiring Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Level: Specialist
  • Katarina Burkitt
  • Global HR Business Partner