Corporate Counsel

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 47 days ago

Job ID : 72814BR

Job ID : 72814BR Location : US - North Carolina - Raleigh
US - Pennsylvania - Center Valley Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Position Summary:

The Corporate Counsel, CTD (Clinical Trial Division) will assist CTD businesses in negotiating and drafting various agreements including: commercial, service, transportation, distribution, license, sourcing, supplier, quality, and consulting. In addition, the Corporate Counsel will be responsible for (i) providing lead legal support to the Transportation businesses; (ii) counseling CTD with regard to certain compliance and regulatory matters; (iii) manage outside counsel in certain aspects of CTD’s business; (iv) lead and collaborate on certain legal projects and initiatives; and (v) provide training to the organization on a range of matters, including commercial contracts, product liability issues, and regulatory and compliance matters. Some knowledge of the clinical trial industry is a plus, but not required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing advice and support principally related to commercial, supplier and sourcing contracts, proposals, SOWs, etc. including the drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts
  • Provide leadership and legal advice on a range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters, including, pharmaceutical clinical or commercial regulatory, transportation compliance, commercial antitrust, anti-bribery/FCPA, products liability, and data privacy
  • Provide lead legal support to the transportation businesses within CTD/PSG
  • Lead, anticipate, and drive solutions for a range of legal and business issues
  • Provide advice regarding customer and other commercial/business disputes
  • Monitor and administer contract review as well as other approval processes, policies, and contract playbooks
  • Lead and/or collaborate on certain divisional projects and initiatives related to legal, compliance and/or regulatory matters

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Juris Doctorate required
  • Member in good standing with the state Bar
  • 7+ years of business experience, including commercial law experience and managing commercial contracts and broad knowledge and experience working in pharmaceutical industry or similar contract manufacturing/supply chain solution provider
  • Experience in some of the following legal, regulatory and compliance areas: pharmaceutical clinical or commercial regulatory matters, transportation compliance, commercial antitrust, anti-bribery/FCPA, products liability, and data privacy
  • Proven negotiation abilities and business acumen
  • Customer centric and solutions oriented approach in supporting both external and internal clients while protecting the best interest of the company
  • Experience working in a global business environment
  • Experience managing contracts and legal professionals
  • Experience developing, driving and implementing legal solutions
  • Ability to deliver strong results with limited resources, under tight deadlines and with a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Team player capable of leading and participating within cross-functional project teams to meet key milestones under tight timelines and stressful conditions
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of commercial and financial implications of strategy development process
  • Strong project and process management capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication and presentation styles
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work independently
  • In-house experience preferred
  • Occasional Travel required

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