Senior Legal Counsel, 12 month contract

Nov 16, 2021

Job Description

1. Sandoz is on a journey to be the number one generics company of choice in Australia and New Zealand.

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join the legal team and play an integral and exciting role in driving the organisation to achieve our vision.

Your Responsibilities:

Your role as our Senior Legal Counsel is to provide effective legal counsel to assigned business functions or teams within the country, acting as a legal advisor and business partner, negotiating contracts, managing litigation and providing counselling on substantive area legal issues. To act independently in complex legal matters and transactions; for example Licensing and Divestment.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

- Act as a business partner in all activities relating to the contractual negotiations and company’s statutory obligations by substantiating recommendations and providing legal advice and assistance to the Director of Legal.
- Provide high quality legal advice and transactional documentation to Sandoz as needed in areas including strategic partnerships, data and digital, business development and licensing, contracts, intellectual property and competition law
- Drive negotiations and prepare advice and high- level documentation for commercial transactions
- Support internal business stakeholders meet their business objectives
- Ensure compliance with regulatory laws across group companies
- Provide training and education to staff to increase legal awareness and commercial skills
- Contribute to Sandoz’s global and regional legal initiatives
- Cultivate a mind-set of curiosity, inspiration and simplicity within the legal function

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
- University degree in Law and admission as a legal practitioner in Australia with a current practising certificate (or ability to obtain one promptly)
- Post admission experience in commercial law including experience in one or more of the following areas:
o Negotiating and commercial/retail partnerships
o Data Sciences and pharmaceuticals
o The re-imbursement of drugs, health economics or pay share models
- Exceptional drafting skills and experience in negotiating commercial agreements, including licensing, distribution, consulting, marketing and co-promotion agreements is essential
- Ability to proactively provide insightful, commercial and timely legal advice to stakeholders across diverse functions and work independently as part of a multi-functional team
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of or experience with the pharmaceutical industry would be advantageous, however other industry experience coupled with strong learning agility and adaptability would also be considered

Why consider Sandoz?
Our number 1 priority is to pioneer patient access to better healthcare. We are a company of firsts. 1st to develop an oral penicillin antibiotic. 1st to develop and launch biosimilars. 1st to launch an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic. And we never stop asking: how can we continue to pioneer access in an ever-more digital and global world?

The answers come when curious, courageous and collaborative people are empowered to ask new questions, make bold decisions and take smart risks.

Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a leader in generic and biosimilar medicines and a pioneer in digital therapeutics.

Join us, and help reimagine access to medicine.

Sandoz, a Novartis division 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, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status or disability.
Commercial OPS SIR SZ
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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Senior Legal Counsel, 12 month contract

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