Lausanne, Switzerland


Legal, Ethics & Compliance



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Counsel – Labor & Employment Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. Legal is a team full of fresh opportunities. Our smoke-free transformation is completely changing the way we engage. As our work evolves, there’s space to define your role and satisfy your professional curiosity. You’ll be working within the broader Legal team as well as across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from labor & employment, regulatory, corporate & commercial, litigation, intellectual property and more. Join us and use your legal skills for good: to change the lives of a billion smokers. We are currently looking for a Counsel – Labor & Employment to join our Corporate team within Legal, based in our Operations Centre, Lausanne. Here you will play an active role in the biggest transformation in the history of our company. In this position you will be effective in exercising seasoned judgment and providing guidance to business and functional leaders across the organization with responsibility for performing a variety of moderately complex to complex legal matters and projects including day-to-day advice to the company and its business professionals on a range of labor & employment law issues. You will ensure that labor & employment strategy, policy, and practices are properly established and executed. Key Responsibilities • Partner with global subject matter experts, regional legal teams, and business colleagues to create proactive strategies designed to avoid or minimize exposure to legal liability. • Help business colleagues understand the risks and consequences of the given situation. Effectively communicate the consequences and develop alternatives to manage identified risks. • Efficiently gather and distill relevant information from appropriate sources, identify and analyze legal issues and know when to escalate them. • Identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations and ensure legal compliance as it relates to the noted areas of law. • Stay current with legal developments, best practices and benchmarks in the noted areas of law and assist internal clients in implementing policies and procedures in response thereto. • Maintain a culture with a high degree of emphasis on dignity, respect, and inclusion. • Actively collaborate with other attorneys in the department, including the Regions and markets in the noted areas of law and according to expectations set for the Legal Department. Who we’re looking for • Juris doctor and licensed to practice law in a locale where PMI operates. • At least 5 years of experience with a demonstrated in-depth understanding of regulatory legal matters. Both in house and major law firm experience preferred. • Previous experience with life sciences or technology industry preferred. • Previous managerial and leadership experience preferred. • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple, conflicting priorities while managing a substantial workload and client expectations. • Demonstrated understanding of how government officials develop and implement policy, with an ability to analyze government regulations/legislation. • Experience of working successfully in a highly results-oriented and performance-driven environment with a focus on excellence. • Robust interpersonal, networking, public speaking, and writing skills, with the confidence and credibility to act quickly, communicate effectively with diplomacy and civility and command respect of both internal and external audiences. • Proven ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgment. • Ability to oversee complex projects and lead them to successful completion in an organized, efficient, and effective manner. • Extreme attention to detail. • Ability to maintain an appropriate perspective regardless of the delicacy or pressure of a situation. • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and preserve the integrity of information and processes. • Strong organizational skills reflected by motivation toward planning, and communicating with high performance teams in a dynamic environment. • Strong project management and follow-up skills. What we offer We genuinely care about our people and we show this through living out our Employee Brand each and every day. It’s what connects every colleague in every market. In additional to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer a fantastic office environment and look to ensure you have the best work-life balance possible. Our success depends on the people who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers. Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI’s smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of June 30, 2019, PMI estimates that approximately 8.0 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heat-not-burn product, available for sale in 48 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. 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