To provide counsel to management and other key decision makers by staying abreast of latest development in key areas of expertise that have an impact on current and long term profitability of the company.
Legal Counsel/Leadership Act as counsel for assigned clients on broad range of legal matters. Proactively manage legal issues via coordination with Legal Centers of Excellence, Legal management and other functions, as appropriate. Lead legal review of plans, presentations, communications and other materials from BU Leadership team.
Regulatory/Promotional Materials Review Partner with commercial, regulatory, and medical colleagues to ensure timely review of all promotional materials. Contribute actively to promotional review team by evaluating potential risk and providing counsel. Ensure coordination with other legal associates supporting brand to ensure consistency. Coordinate additional support as needed
Commercial Contracts Provide legal counsel and risk management on commercial contracts, including contracts with suppliers, vendors, managed care customers and specialty pharmacies.
Litigation Assist with management of on-going litigation, including investigations. Partner with and provide direction to outside counsel as appropriate.
Risk Management/Compliance - Partner with Ethics and Compliance to proactively identify and manage potential compliance risk. Ensure compliance with all government regulations and mandates. Contribute to investigations as needed to address potential compliance concerns.
Innovation Drive innovation and actively contribute to new strategies supporting business goals. Make appropriate judgment calls during times of ambiguity and can lead team through new legal territory. Pursue calculated risk-taking in an unpredictable environment with appropriate contingency planning and continually challenge status quo
Functional Leadership Actively contribute to Legal Function though participating in initiatives to build departmental knowledge and capabilities by sharing best practices. Partners with colleagues to contribute expertise as needed.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
(Locals only, please - no relocation available)
Juris Doctor or equivalent degree.
5+ years of related experience in legal counseling role from a pharmaceutical / biotech industry. Will consider like expertise from a major law firm.
Strong working knowledge of legal issues affecting the pharma/biotech industry including regulatory, commercial, privacy, and digital/social media.
Solid working knowledge of the pharmaceutical business and related legal issues
Strong business acumen
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
Good project management skills
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Ability to manage and influence across a cross-functional matrix organization
Ability to manage high volume of work in fast paced environment
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