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Associate Director, Commercial Legal Counsel Endon United Kingdom,  

Posted on : 13 May 2017

Project Description

Under the (Senior) Director’s direction you will provide legal & strategic support to Astellas EMEA operations covering a broad spectrum of legal support to Commercial, Operational and Shared Service support functions in the region. This position is responsible for managing a broad range of stakeholders at EMEA and global level with a significant impact on business decisions and outcomes across the EMEA region and balancing commercial opportunities with associated legal and compliance risks in a complex and fast evolving commercial and regulatory environment (including emerging markets).   •             Provide legal support to Astellas affiliates and or specific markets within a multi-country affiliate including o             Assisting and advising senior management on legal and compliance risks o             Crisis management o             Prevention and resolving of disputes, managing of commercial litigation o             Providing all necessary contractual support o             Product launches and life-cycle management support o             Pricing & market access incl. health technology assessments o             Supply chain and tender management support o             Setting up of new entities •             Provide legal support to the Alliance Management function in respect of in-licensed products advising on all legal and strategic aspects of a specific alliance and managing any disputes with the alliance partner •             As a business partner, be responsible for independent legal support to business support functions including EU Technology Division, EMEA Procurement and Marketing  as requested •             Independently drafts, reviews and negotiates a broad range of commercial agreements, including M&A, collaboration & license, manufacturing, supply and distribution arrangements •             Establish rapport and a positive working relationship with senior management for relevant functions in EMEA •             Reviews, analyses and keeps current on legal developments affecting the pharmaceutical industry in EMEA and advises clients accordingly •             Leads and supports strategic projects as required (EMEA and Global) •             Works closely with Ethics & Compliance team and legal colleagues in US and Japan •             Identifies training needs within client groups and assists in the development and presentation of training on relevant laws and legal/risk/compliance issues •             Manages outside counsel effectively and efficiently; works creatively with outside counsel to minimize fees and costs •             Performs job duties with minimal direction   Professional Profile •             Qualified lawyer with extensive post qualified experience •             Proven track record in handling general commercial matters within a pharmaceutical company •             Experience in drafting and negotiating complex agreements including licensing & collaboration, distribution, manufacturing, supply •             Pharma sector experience with strong customer focus;  in multi-disciplinary, matrix and cross-cultural settings. •             Track-record of leading planning process with excellent organisational and collaboration skills •             Knowledge and understanding of typical business, legal and compliance issues within pharma and life science industry •             Coaching and collaboration skills to interact with all levels of personnel to achieve shared goals. •             Demonstrable examples of ability to develop, coach and enable high performance teams and proactively promote best practice and knowledge sharing. •             Proven ability to influence, (appropriately) challenge and engage diverse senior stakeholders.  •             Fluent in written and verbal business English Location: Hillswood


Hillswood United Kingdom

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