Nov 09, 2022
United Kingdom

Job Description

500 million+, this is the number of patients treated with a Sandoz medicine globally. A division of Novartis, Sandoz is a global leader in generic and biosimilar medicines. We are now hiring a Legal Counsel to join our expanding Legal team.

The Legal Counsel will act as a legal advisor and business partner, negotiating contracts, managing litigation and providing counselling on substantive area legal issues.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Providing effective legal counsel to Sandoz UK business teams on all aspects of pharmaceuticals business
• Delivering day-to-day legal services including drafting, negotiating, and settling commercial agreements.
• Acting as a true business partner, adopting a pro-active, business focused approach to negotiating and drafting basic transactions and contracts, assisting in management decision processes, and delivering robust risk assessments.
• Acting independently in complex legal matters and transactions.
• Leading on disputes and litigation and/or investigations, including managing the work of outside counsel and other legal experts.
• Working with the wider legal team on development, training and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines across the UK organisation

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:
• Qualified to practice in the UK and 1-3 years PQE.
• Capacity to quickly analyse complex legal issues.
• Ability to work within ambiguous and rapidly changing frameworks.
• A passion to seek and receive feedback from colleagues and peers.
• A commitment to high performance, integrity and an outward-facing mentality.
• Proven ability to operate within tight time pressures and for demanding clients.
• Sound experience in handling a high volume of activity involving multiple, often complex, projects simultaneously.
• Demonstrable willingness to understand and work within the changing dynamics of the Pharmaceutical industry.
• A background in or experience of commercial law.

Desirable requirements:
• Prior experience of working in-house or on pharma legal issues is desirable but not required.

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 24 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

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!

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

We are Sandoz, a Novartis Division. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

United Kingdom
Frimley / Camberley
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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