Jun 16, 2022

Job Description

1 company! - That is the journey Novartis is on in its quest to extend and improve people’s lives through reimagining medicine. We have a clear strategy: to be a focused medicines company powered by sophisticated therapy platforms and data science. We recognize that our People drive our company and that significant effort is being invested in unleashing their power through the transformation of our culture and our organization. Take a lead role in unlocking the full potential of Novartis associates!

The Head Legal Innovation and Operations enables and drives productivity in and across the Legal Function, focusing on external legal spend management, eDiscovery, contracting (incl. contract automation) and legal technology. He/she leads the Legal Innovation and Operations Team.

• Lead an efficient and effective Legal Innovation and Operations team to reimagine, enable and drive productivity of the internal and external legal resources of Novartis.
• Create, sustain, and continuously strengthen law firm and other legal supplier relationship management to support the needs across the legal function, including implementing robust processes to enable attorneys to effectively find, engage, and manage top quality, competitively priced and diverse legal suppliers and timekeepers.
• Run and continuously improve the Novartis eDiscovery program to ensure effective compliance with court or agencies expectations, requiring close coordination and relationships with attorneys and litigation personnel as well as Information Technology and Data Privacy colleagues.
• Create a strategy for standardizing and as far as possible automating routine contracting.
• Create and implement an innovative and clear legal technology strategy that meets the priority needs of the Legal Function.
• Closely partner with Legal Leadership Team and the Legal Function overall on the identification, prioritization and implementation of productivity-enhancing opportunities.
• Manage “Themis”, the Novartis Legal pro bono program.

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

•Law Degree and admission to the bar in either EU/CH or US

•MBA or similar education / training

•Proficiency in English; additional languages beneficial

•5+ years of experience as qualified lawyer in private or corporate practice, including in an international setting; US experience a strong plus

•8+ years of successful track record in the legal innovation and operations field

•5+ years of successful team/people leadership track record

•Significant experience with legal technology tools (including for eDiscovery, con-tract automation, etc)

•Experience in multinational company (experience in health care sector is a nice to have)
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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Head Legal Innovation and Operations

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