Location: Hergiswil, Nidwald, Switzerland 
Job ID: 74736 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernize the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Legal Counsel (m/f/d) 80-100%


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

You provide legal support to Schindler’s elevators and escalators business in all aspects of its operations. In doing so, you cover the increasing demand for legal support in Schindler's core business.


Main tasks include:

  • Providing legal support to the Operations, Field Quality & Excellence, Research & Development and Supply Chain business functions, in particular regarding preparation and negotiation of large customer and supply agreements, tender submissions, advice on regulatory aspects and corporate social responsibility issues

  • Legal advice in disputes with customers and suppliers, including analysis of warranty and liability claims, settlement negotiations, enforcement of and defense against claims

  • Continuous review and optimization of internal processes and structures for efficiency, leveraging new technologies and tools

  • Assisting in structuring and preparing internal policies and regulations for Schindler’s core business

  • Creation and revision of templates and checklists

  • Training of key stakeholders on legal and regulatory questions relevant for Schindler’s core business


We Elevate... Your Best Self

You have the ability to work independently, with foresight, in a structured and conscientious manner. You are a strong team player, highly reliable and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Further requirements include:

  • Master of Law (or equivalent) and Swiss Bar Exam

  • Post graduate degree (LL.M. or MBA) is an advantage

  • At least 3 years' experience in a large commercial law firm or multinational company with a focus on commercial and contract law

  • Good IT-Skills and familiar with MS Office products

  • Excellent level of English and German


We Elevate... You

  • We offer a position in a future-oriented industry with a diverse product range as well as attractive and performance-related remuneration

  • Development opportunities: You will start with a job-specific onboarding program and will be supported by us through technical and soft skills development programs

  • Work-life balance: We support you in managing your professional and personal life through flexible working hours

  • Corporate benefits: You will have the opportunity to benefit from attractive employee discounts

  • Diversity: We promote and foster a culture of diversity


Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organization where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Please send us your complete application documents (CV, Reference Letters and University Diplomas).



At Schindler Group we value inclusion and diversity, and practice equity to create equal opportunities for all. We endeavor that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnic background, color, religious affiliation, union affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, nationality, genetics and health or disability.



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