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 commercial contracting and other legal matters. Proactively manage legal issues via coordination with Legal Centers of Excellence, Legal management and other Novartis functions, as appropriate.
Commercial Contracts Provide legal counsel and risk management advice on complex commercial contracts, including contracts with suppliers, vendors, managed care customers and specialty pharmacies as well as corporate transactions (e.g. licensing, co-promotions).
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.
Risk Management/Compliance - Partner with Ethics and Compliance to proactively identify and manage potential compliance risk. Ensure compliance with all government regulations and mandates.
Innovation Drive innovation and actively contribute to new strategies supporting business and contracting 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.
Juris Doctor or equivalent degree
5+ years of Related Experience in legal counseling role in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or major law firm
Strong experience in Commercial Contract drafting skills
Advanced knowledge of legal issues affecting the pharma/biotech industry, including regulatory, commercial, privacy, and digital/social media
Thorough 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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