Legal Counsel - Employment & Labour Law
Nestle - Vevey
12.06.2019 | Employee | 100%

Legal Counsel - Employment & Labour Law

Legal Counsel - Employment & Labour Law
"I want to make an impact locally and have an influence globally"

SPN S.A., Vevey, Switzerland                       Permanent contract, act rate 100%


Deadline to apply: 30^th of June 2019


The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 91.4 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2018. It is present in 190 countries around the world, has 413 factories and its 308,000 employees are committed to Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favorites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on


To complete our Legal Department we are currently looking for a Legal Counsel - Employment & Labour Law. In this role, you will deliver Nestlé specific legal advice, business solutions and support to HR Community in Nestlé's headquarters and other legal entities in Switzerland as well as in the Markets on Swiss Employment and Labour law matters.


Key responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice - under a Swiss law perspective - on Employment law matters for employees based in Switzerland and Nestlé expatriates
  • Advise on other Swiss law matters when related to an employee
  • Advise the HR Community in various projects related to the HR function, contribute to develop and implement the HR strategy
  • Handle litigation cases: identify legal issues, assess the legal risks, protect and defend Nestlé interests, represent Nestlé in front of the Court
  • Anticipate legislative developments locally and globally and implement them when related to Employment & Labour law matters
  • Prepare, develop and give specific legal trainings to the HR Community locally and globally
  • Review templates and processes of the HR department, contribute to process-related improvements                                                    
  • Understand perfectly the challenges linked to collective Labour law in Switzerland in order to be able to advise properly on Employment law matters
  • Support the Legal Counsel in charge of collective Labour law by providing legal advice and guidance in the framework of Employee Relations in Switzerland and abroad

Required profile

  • Master's degree (with focus on Employment & Labour law) from a Swiss University
  • Bar admission is a plus / Specialist SBA Labour law would be highly valued (FSA)
  • Five to ten years' legal experience focused on Employment & Labour law with a multinational company and/or a top law firm
  • Experience negotiating with opposing counsels, unions or employees representatives
  • Experience in the implementation of HR initiatives in a multicultural environment as well as proven experience in HR policy understanding and interpretation
  • HR experience is a real plus
  • Written and spoken fluency in English

Show us that you are willing to embrace the new realities and drives the required change within the organization by finding the relevant legal opportunities.  Your ability to collaborate across the function to present our key stakeholders with a "one Legal" approach will set you apart for other candidatures. Do not miss this opportunity and apply in English on our career website


Employee, 100%


Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Avenue Nestlé 55


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