Jun 29, 2022

Job Description

Kufstein/Kundl preferred location, Vienna or Holzkirchen potential alternative locations

1 billion! That’s how many patient treatments we aspire to enable each year through our business performance. As (Senior) Legal Counsel, you will be a further key member of the B2B Legal team with its mission to provide strategic, business-focused legal support related to all activities of the global Sandoz B2B business. Thereby, you will actively contribute towards our overall goal of providing our patients around the world with safe, affordable medicines. Apply now to become a part of our motivated team!

Your responsibilities:
In this new role you will:
• Provide high-quality legal support and act as a direct business partner for all activities of the global Sandoz B2B business in a highly diverse and international environment.
• Draft and negotiate complex and high value commercial contracts with B2B customers around the globe, including complex licensing and supply, distribution and contract manufacturing agreements, in line with legal requirements and internal guidelines and policies.
• Assess legal risks to the business and work with the rest of the B2B Legal team to define and implement solutions to manage these risks, including trainings and communications.
• Manage potential and actual legal disputes and provide robust assessments of contractual claims and proposed solutions.
• Drive simplification and standardization projects and support the implementation of new tools and systems.
• Provide contextual guidance to the business with strong operational and business acumen, setting legal requirements in context with operational needs as well as transactional and strategic aspects.
• Always act in close collaboration with the relevant business partner and in coordination with other relevant members of the legal function within the Novartis Group.

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 (preferred: in a continental European or common law jurisdiction)
• Bar eligibility and/or postgraduate education are an asset
• Minimum of 8-10 years relevant post-qualification experience, ideally gained within a pharmaceutical/healthcare environment or with a top-tier law firm representing healthcare clients
• Documented success in drafting and negotiating international contracts and ability to analyze complex legal issues
• Sound experience in handling a high volume of activity involving multiple and complex projects simultaneously
• Strong verbal & written communication skills, together with a high ability to influence and negotiate
• A professional & culturally sensitive work ethic
• Fluency in English essential, knowledge of German is beneficial.

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.

Imagine what you could do at Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz, a Novartis company, embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

The law provides for severely disabled / equal applicants the opportunity to involve the local representative body for disabled employees (SBV) in the application process. If you would like to request this, please let us know in advance as a note on your CV.

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Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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Senior Legal Counsel B2B (m/f/d) (Sandoz Global B2B, AT or DE)

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