Feb 15, 2022

Job Description

18 million Chinese patients benefit from Novartis products!

Your key responsibilities:
●Supports the NTO site operations in China including site communications, direct and indirect procurement activities, employment related, and third party (supplier) related matters.
●Acts as a pro-active, business-minded legal partner to the network transformation, M&A and/or BD&L NTO global support teams during planning, negotiation, execution and implementation of the relevant transactions / projects, and ensures the execution of projects in accordance with the project plan, NTO strategy and in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
●Manage NTO legal matters relating to external supplier and procurement transactions in China, including negotiating complex agreements, supporting day to day projects and managing any legal matters associated with indirect and direct procurement, managing disputes and litigation and assist management decisions by providing robust legal and risk assessments
●Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of contracts related to drug manufacturing activities and/or site operations.
●Provide legal advice as per requests from various functions or proactively, e. g. employment law issues; environment related regulations; regulatory issues; quality; general corporate and contract law.
●Manages and works with outside counsel and, when and as necessary, closely monitors and controls related legal spend; manages potential disputes and dispute resolution relating to the assigned transactions / projects.
●Advises and determines appropriate actions regarding legal and compliance issues in relation to transactions / projects.
●Keep abreast of regulations/ laws relevant to drug manufacturing activities; provide legal trainings to internal stakeholders on topics relevant to site operation, including but not limited to contract drafting/negotiation trainings, basic employment law trainings and so on.

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

●Acknowledged as an expert and a resource for the legal function in the manufacturing, regulatory and transactional field with the ability to: analyse legal issues; lead contract negotiations of several complex projects independently; and play a key coordination role with lawyers and other functional experts, and having a minimum of:
-six years post-Bar experience, ideally gained within an healthcare / pharmaceutical environment or, alternatively, with a top-tier law firm representing healthcare clients, of which,
-part that experience was in leading corporate transactions.
●Law degrees from prestigious law schools
●China bar is a must
●Business fluent in English and Chinese (written and spoken)
●Excellent team player with strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience working in cross-functional teams. Strong ability to influence and negotiate with a clear demonstration of professional and culturally sensitive work ethics.

Greater China
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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Senior Legal Counsel, NTO China

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