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Global Procurement Contract Manager


Baar, CH

Department:  Finance & Controlling

Job Details


Job Title:                      Global Procurement Contract Manager

Location:                      Baar/Opfikon-Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Reporting to:                CPO (solid line) and Group General Counsel (functionally/dotted line)


Job Summary


The Global Procurement Contract Manager has responsibility for the global management of procurement contracts, managing the Global Procurement Contracts Team and coordinating the activities of procurement lawyers (internal and external) for the Group HQ and the regions.


Job Responsibilities


Leadership Role:

  • Overseeing delivery of legal and contract management services to the Procurement Department to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities
  • Managing the Global Procurement Contracts Team and coordinating activities of regional lawyers (internal and external) who provide support to the Procurement Department in different jurisdictions in the regions
  • Developing and leading procurement contract strategy (based on internal policies, requirements and the overall execution of the procurement strategy)

Legal Advice:

  • Reviewing procurement contracts and providing advice to the Procurement Managers and relevant stakeholders on all matters concerning procurement contracts and risks mitigation
  • Instructing and supporting regional lawyers (internal and external) who provide support to the Procurement Department in different jurisdictions on regional level
  • Identifying potential risks (commercial and legal) and proposing legal advice to mitigate these risks.
  • Knowledge transfer and training:
  • Providing, maintaining and disseminating legal documents, information and materials related to procurement contracts to assure compliance, increase knowledge and improve contract management skills.
  • Providing training in procurement contracts, legal issues and internal policies, processes and procedures related to procurement across all regions


  • Working closely with the Procurement Managers in all contractual and legal matters related to procurement contracts, including negotiations of procurement contracts with strategic suppliers
  • Cooperating with colleagues within Swissport Group Legal

Other Duties:

  • Ensuring that all procurement contracts are constructed adequately to serve Swissport’s best interests, particularly with respect to compliance with internal policies, processes and procedures
  • Monitoring the percentage of Swissport’s spend covered by agreements


Qualifications and Competencies


  • Master degree in law and minimum five years of experience, including significant professional experience in a corporate legal capacity (especially in procurement) within a fast-evolving, international and dynamic environment including interaction with people in many countries and cultures
  • An excellent understanding of legal and contractual issues combined with an outstanding sense for the business
  • Excellent skills in drafting high-value procurement contracts and legal documentation, which must be clear, unambiguous, concise, and conclusive, leaving no room for misinterpretation or manipulation within a fast-paced business environment
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to understand complex legal concepts and analysis and translate those to non-lawyers to create practical processes, guidance and training
  • Demonstrated success in negotiations of legal matters for complex, international and high value procurement contracts
  • Strong initiative, as well as excellent communication, management and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence cross-functional teams towards a unified direction along with the business’s leadership and relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong project management skills with attention to details and accuracy
  • Result-driven and service-driven individual
  • Fluent spoken and written Business English (oral, written, legal, commercial terminology) compulsory; other languages are added advantage