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Senior Legal Counsel - focus area: Distribution & B2C business (f/m/x)

Grenchen, Solothurn, SwitzerlandLegal

Job description

Breitling stands apart with its watches unapologetically dedicated to authentic adventures, in the air, at sea or on land. As our next Senior Legal Counsel you will join a dedicated Legal team to contribute actively to our legendary future. You will have a chance to cooperate closely with all internal departments and also work with external providers such as law firms. Your position will be located in our HQ in Grenchen or in Zurich, with home office flexibility.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead in the global legal support for Breitling distribution business, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating national and international contracts in the areas of distribution and after-sales, handling internal requests from sales and after-sales departments and liaison with external lawyers, maintaining and improving the existing mapping of distribution contracts, roll-out of new dealer and boutique agreements, maintaining and further developing state-of-the-art templates of distribution agreements;
  • Lead in the global legal support for Breitling digital & e-commerce (B2C business) ongoing and new initiatives, including drafting terms and conditions for new services or online promotions, advise on consumer law, handling internal requests of the digital department an liaison with external lawyers and Breitling DPO;
  • Lead on compliance topics related to distribution in support of overall compliance roadmap, such as anti-competition policies, maintenance of compliance monitoring in the area of distribution with support of external lawyers, dawn raid trainings, keeping abreast of relevant legal and regulatory developments related to anti-competition matters and facilitating know-how sharing and best-practice within the company including trainings to sales and after-sales department.

Job requirements

Your profile:

  • You have a Master’s Degree (Swiss or EU), a bar exam or equivalent postgraduate degree (Swiss or EU) would be an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • You have a solid knowledge in distribution law, anti-competition law, consumer law, E-Commerce law, and general contracts law
  • Experience in retail or luxury industry would be an asset
  • You have strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to responsibly manage several tasks at the same time
  • You take initiative, are solutions-oriented, and are able to work independently. You are a reliable, flexible, and loyal team player
  • You speak fluently English and either French or German

At Breitling, we are:

  • Guided by our entrepreneurial spirit
  • Doers and result-driven
  • Innovative thinkers
  • Explorers and like to experiment
  • Ethical and have an inclusive way of collaboration
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously


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