Overview

Your role

Are you passionate about coordinating multiple projects or delivery streams? Do you have strong analytical skills and attention to detail? Do you know, how to improve our end-to-end sourcing processes around legal vendors? 

We’re looking for a sourcing specialist preferably with legal background (or experience / sourcing knowledge in a similar category) who can help us:

• drive and implement competitive processes related to legal vendors including implementation of panels of preferred law firms and the governance around panels
• help to identify new opportunities and levers for the reduction of external legal fees and the improvement of the commercial conditions with legal vendors including technology driven methods
• drive and implement robust processes around procurement of the services of legal vendors
• compile and analyze financial information related to external legal fees and establish corresponding presentations for key stakeholders
• effectively partner with Group General Counsel stakeholders, Supply Chain Management, Group Finance, all UBS business divisions and Chain IQ
• in collaboration with colleagues and in-house counsels, improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of Outside Counsel Management

Your team

You’ll be working in the Group General Counsel (GGC COO) Outside Counsel Management (OCM) team in Zürich, London or New York focusing on the end-to-end competitive sourcing and procurement of the services of law firms and other legal vendors. We provide services all divisions within GGC related to all things concerning law firms and other legal vendors. The scope of the services range from end-to-end sourcing of legal services, forecasting of all external legal fees, automation of approvals for the use of outside counsel and vendor (risk) management to (financial) reporting. This benefits all of our divisions and functions. As a sourcing and procurement specialist, you’ll play an important role in running and continuously improving our processes around sourcing and vendor management.

Your expertise

• ideally a legal sourcing and procurement background (or experience / sourcing and procurement knowledge in a similar category)
• ideally at least 3 years of experience and proven track record in operational roles or managing cost categories
• strong project management skills and experience
• experience in operational environment / business management
• strong analytical and conceptual skills
• excellent knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint


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