Para Legal

Contract Type:  Fixed-term maximal

Lausanne, CH

About IMD


The Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded more than 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.
Based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Singapore, IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual FT’s Executive Education Global Ranking for the last nine consecutive years and in the top five for 17 consecutive years. Our MBA and EMBA programs have repeatedly been singled out among the best in Europe and the world.  
We believe that this consistency at the forefront of our industry is grounded in IMD’s unique approach to creating “Real Learning. Real Impact”. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, we strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Our purpose is “Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.”


To reinforce our team, we are looking for a




                                               PARA LEGAL, to cover maternity leave (fix term contract), 6-9 months


You will be supporting us on day-to-day inhouse tasks, and projects. We offer a position which combines legal, cross-department and administrative work, and contract management, working closely with legal professionals within the team and managers and senior leaders across the organisation. In your position, you will report directly to the Co General Counsel – institutional Affairs.


Key Accountabilities & Activities 


- support us in different legal, administrative and organizational tasks

- undertake commercial contract reviews, including supply agreements for IT, communications and marketing services and supplies, as well as certain sales contracts and non-disclosure agreements 

- be responsible for project management of varied organisation wide projects 

- project management of contract management tool introduction and implementation 

- contract lifecycle management including performing contract summaries, internal contract approval, signing processes and filing 

- support in various corporate matters (corporate housekeeping, meeting preparation, annual calendar of meetings and reporting) 

- assist in legal projects, including sanction checks, policy rollouts and data protection 

- take care of various administrative tasks within the Legal department 

Competencies and skills


- attention to detail 

- good communication / interpersonal skills

- excellent written and spoken English and business level (both written and spoken), French required 

- enthusiastic, quick, organised and eager to learn and keen to work on a variety of matters 

- paralegal qualification and 1-2 years' experience working as a paralegal with 5 years of work experience (overall), preferably in a Swiss organisation 

- experience of cross functional working and ability to work with senior management 

- proficient in MS Office (especially in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required and good working knowledge of Sales Force would be beneficial  



How to apply


If you have the above skills and would like to work in our stimulating environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas). 

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability (such as dyslexia, sight and/or hearing disabilities, etc) and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please specify it in your application. 

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required for this position.