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Title:  Global Lead (Expert) - Legal Sourcing


Zürich, GB London, GB

Date:  May 21, 2023

About Chain IQ

Chain IQ is an Independent Global Indirect Procurement company providing strategic, tactical, and operational procurement services. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland Chain IQ operates from 6 main centers and 14 offices worldwide.

Our team of experts work to transform procurement within an organization utilizing our market knowledge and insights supported by innovative technology to drive procurement efficiencies. 

We apply the latest risk, sustainability, and social responsibility practices to strengthen procurement resilience. Chain IQ’s approach to ESG supports ethical operations, business standards and bio-diversity whilst minimizing environmental impact.

Join our Team

It is an exciting time at Chain IQ and our team in London are looking for a Global Lead Expert in Legal Sourcing.

Chain IQ generate value far beyond cost reduction. We transform our client’s indirect procurement towards a world-class, resilient, ethical and digitalized end-to-end function. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development. Our ambition is to strengthen the existing highly experienced team to provide the best in industry support to our growing client base.


Role Purpose

The primary purpose is to deliver value-add sourcing services to clients in a structured, professional and consistent manner.



We are currently seeking an Expert to join the Legal Sourcing. The Global lead Expert needs to be a dynamic, highly client-focused individual with proven experience within Legal Sourcing.

The individual will have experience in working with the main suppliers in globally Legal Sourcing.


Main responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a challenging and broad role in a dynamic, fast-paced and growing environment
  • Act as a global “Primus inter Pares” for Legal Services: Bringing the way our clients source legal services to the next level.
  • Driving the transformation of the Legal Services category at one of our large clients: implementing a self-service sourcing solution, driving a culture of early involvement and auctioning, increasing the strategic partnership with a law firm panel.
  • Working with our digital category management solution Cirtuo to develop X-functional strategies with our suppliers and customers
  • Ensuring and maintaining a close relationship with external business partners as well as establishing and maintaining the supplier network
  • Independent project management for multiple client accounts in regards to procurement services
  • Coordination of the commercial, operational and legal aspects with the relevant contact persons in a cross-functional team
  • Development, implementation and optimization of corporate standards



  • University degree in Law, Business Administration, Economics or equal
  • Deep experience in legal services procurement or having a strong commercial background in the legal services industry. Ideally in an international corporate environment.
  • In-depth Know-how and profound experience in the Legal Services Industry
  • Experience in negotiation and execution of contracts with vendors
  • Understanding of market / technologies / processes / tools as well as contractual and legal aspects of Sourcing
  • Ability to face and act as a trusted advisor for senior stakeholders in law firms and legal departments of large financial institutions
  • Proactive, flexible and client-focused personality with excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Good analytical and conceptual skills and quick understanding of complex content, figures and interfaces
  • Ability to think out of the box and willingness to contribute actively in a dynamic environment
  • Very good self-organization and project management skills
  • Team player with high social competence
  • Fluent in English, any additional language considered a plus


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We proudly offer a first-class benefits package to all employees, so come and join Chain IQ and become part of an innovative, inspiring, and high-performing team of entrepreneurs, who are globally connected and locally anchored.

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