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Senior Legal Counsel Payments/Finance (All Genders)

Land : Deutschland Deutschland

Bundesland : Berlin

Stadt : BERLIN

Berufsfelder : Consulting, Rechtswesen

Vertragsform : Festanstellung

Arbeitszeit : Vollzeit


As part of our Corporate Law team, you will be the direct contact person (all genders) for all business units within the entire Zalando Group on all issues relating to payments/payment services. The focus of your work will be on advising our payments company with an e-money licence. If you are interested and have the necessary experience, you will also have the opportunity to support us in corporate financing or in matters relating to company and capital market law.


At Zalando, our vision is to be inclusive by design. And this vision starts with our hiring - we do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, personal expression, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability status. You are welcome to leave out your picture, age, or marital status from your application. We only assess candidates on their qualifications and merit.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/our-impact/dobetter-our-diversity-and-inclusion-strategy
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/our-impact/our-employee-resource-groups


  • You'll support Zalando's rapid growth and advise our Zalando Payments company, strategically and on any regulatory and contractual issues related to payment services
  • You'll work very closely with the Payments team to help implement payment and FinTech solutions to support our various e-commerce offerings
  • You'll draft, structure and negotiate payment contracts with Zalando's payment providers, including e.g. payment gateway contracts, acquiring contracts, collection contracts, Buy Now Pay Later contracts and other alternative payment methods
  • You'll oversee the committees of the Zalando payment company
  • You'll showcase your industry-specific knowledge and expertise on the finance/payment aspects and your negotiation skills on a daily basis
  • You'll represent the legal/regulatory perspective in strategic decisions and in setting the direction for payment transactions at Zalando
  • You'll develop intelligent solutions for complex legal issues and projects
  • You'll manage communication with regulators, nationally and internationally, as well as lobby initiatives and opinions
  • If you have the relevant experience and interest, you can also be responsible for financing matters of the Zalando Group (in particular credit agreements, factoring, reverse factoring) from a legal perspective in cooperation with the Treasury team.

  • You have successfully completed your state exams, preferably with the grade "vollbefriedigend"
  • You have at least 4 years of relevant professional experience (financial regulation/payments), e.g. in a large internationally active law firm, an internationally active company or FinTech
  • You have experience in corporate finance (optional)
  • You have an excellent command of German and English
  • You enjoy taking on new challenges, thinking and acting quickly and independently managing and initiating projects.

Zalando provides a range of benefits, here's an overview of what you can expect. Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about what we offer.

  • Employee shares program
  • 40% off fashion and beauty products sold and shipped by Zalando, 30% off Zalando Lounge, discounts from external partners
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Hybrid working model, with flexible hours and up to 60% remote
  • Work from abroad for up to 30 working days a year
  • 27 days of vacation a year to start
  • Relocation assistance available (subject to prior agreement)
  • Family services, including counseling and support
  • Health and wellbeing options (including Gympass)
  • Mental health support and coaching available

It's the perfect time to join Zalando's journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to becoming the Starting Point for Fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 25 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 49 million active customers.

Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset

do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/our-impact/domore-our-sustainability-strategy

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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.