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Senior Director – Legal in Pune, India | ZS

ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you’ll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach; and that’s why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you’ll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.

Our most valuable asset is our people.

At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systems—the ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are and

make us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about. Learn more

ZS’s Corporate Support teams operate the firm’s core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.  The ZS legal team includes about 40 professionals located primarily in the U.S. and India.  The team is made up of lawyers, paralegals, privacy professionals, and compliance experts.  We work in a highly collaborative fashion across the team and are organized by subject matter expertise, including commercial, corporate, disputes, employment, IP, and privacy.

Senior Legal Director

The Senior Legal Director will serve as the lead of our in-house legal team based primarily in Pune, India.  The Senior Legal Director will be responsible for the smooth running of the legal team as well as advising the India based business leaders. This role is a part of the global legal team and will offer opportunities for international collaboration, including regional responsibility for Asia Pacific legal matters.  The Senior Legal  Director will liaise with the legal team’s leadership team and report to ZS’s General Counsel in the US.

As an attorney at ZS, you are a talented attorney who can work independently but collaboratively in a collegial team environment within a fast-paced legal department. You are willing and able to work on many different types of projects simultaneously and have an entrepreneurial mindset to contribute to the management and direction of a constantly evolving legal department.


  • Lead the management and oversight of the India based in-house legal team in support of the global organization
  • Provide legal advice and practical business insight to the ZS business in India on topics including, corporate matters, employment law issues, contracting, leases, and other commercial negotiations
  • Evaluate legal risks and advise on strategic business initiatives
  • Collaborate with the global legal leadership team on team development and projects
  • Assess and mitigate risk for the corporation regarding compliance with India laws and other countries in East Asia
  • Oversee all legal compliance matters required under applicable laws for ZS’s India operations
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a large group of stakeholders within India and globally
  • Act as a source of advice and counsel to the ZS leadership team in India
  • Advise and serve as escalation point for various legal matters handled by the legal team based in India


  • Bachelor’s Degree required from nationally recognized institution with a strong academic record;
  • Law Degree (LL.B) from a top tier university with a strong academic record; and certification in Corporate secretarial or post-graduation in labor law is preferable
  • 10+ years of relevant experience of working for a multinational company along with supporting a global business is preferrable
  • In depth knowledge of compliance activities and filings required under various state and central laws of India;
  • Holding deep expertise in employment laws of India is an added advantage
  • Strong team management skills;
  • Strong English fluency – both spoken and written;
  • Experience in advising on Asia regional legal needs is a plus

Perks & Benefits:

ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.

We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.

Considering applying?

At ZS, we’re building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements listed above.

ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.

To Complete Your Application:

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.

ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required. Religious/Medical Exemptions can be requested on a limited basis upon hire.


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