Sep 19, 2023

Job Description

Location: Barcelona, Spain. Hybrid

About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Legal Advisor to join our company. You will act as strategic legal business partner and leader who enable a purposeful perspective. This is an opportunity to drive value and increase impact to ultimately extend and improve the lives of patients.

You will ensure proper management of legal risks and capture opportunities in the legal framework in place and the compliance of the intended agreements, contracts and decisions with applicable legislation and regulations.

This role reports to the Country and Innovative Medicines Legal Head Spain.

Key responsibilities:
• Advise on all legal questions of the therapeutic areas, departments and projects assigned, by analyzing and proposing solutions to ensure the legal feasibility of them. Bring the expertise on all questions relating to health law, data privacy, new technologies, and business law in general.
• Be a source of proposals and support the teams on the various projects and questions relating to the life cycle of the drug, including market access legal topics (health innovative solutions, price and reimbursement, commercial policy if applicable), medical affairs, marketing, promotion and loss of exclusivity of the company portfolio.
• Draft and negotiate complex and high value partnership contracts around the country when needed in line with legal requirements and internal guidelines and policies.
• Be proactive and advise the teams in their contractual negotiations, draft, analyze and review different types of contractual documents when applicable.
• Provide local support needed in the defense of company intellectual property rights in collaboration with Global IP team.
• Ensure trainings, to understand the legislation in force or to allow to anticipate legal developments.
• Recommend legal solutions on innovative projects with legal implications, in a cross-functional and matrix environment.
• Manage corporate legal affairs, including statutory requirements, merger and acquisitions local legal management, and ESG legal affairs with deep knowledge and expertise in legal framework to be applied.
• Manage pre-litigation and litigation in conjunction with any external counsel.
• 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.
• Manage priorities and always act in close collaboration with the relevant business partner and in coordination with other relevant members of the legal function within the company group.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

Essential requirements:
• University degree in law in Spanish University and Bar association member.
• Many years’ experience of post-qualification experience and a solid understanding of Spanish healthcare system.
• Experience in pharmaceutical industry and/or life science is required, along with robust understanding of industry regulatory environment.
• Solution-driven, pragmatic, dynamic, self-starter, able to work independently in a dynamic environment.
• Ensure smooth and close cooperation with One Company Legal Community.
• Strong ability to prioritise according to business needs.
• Openness to communicate with enthusiasm and key messages.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, together with a high ability to influence and negotiate.
• Curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, decisiveness, courage, willingness to change, sense of responsibility.

Why Novartis:
Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

You’ll receive:
You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook. https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits-rewards

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

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