Rug 12, 2023

Job Description


-To provide effective legal counsel to assigned business functions or teams within a global BF/BU or Corporate function or lead the function for a country organization, acting as a legal advisor and Business Partner, negotiating contracts, managing litigation and providing counseling on substantive area legal issues. To lead legal projects and transactions Typically leads the Legal function for a small-medium country/ cluster of
countries or manage a legal substantive area in larger countries/ region.

Major Accountabilities
-Act as a legal Business Partner to the Country Head in all activities relating to the
contractual negotiations and statutory obligations.
-Draft complex transactions and contracts independently and provide complex and contextual
legal advice and guidance (incl. training of key customers in specified legal areas).
-Identify risks relating to business activities and potential solutions thereof; raise
business’ awareness of legal issues and ensure early legal involvement.
-Conduct robust risk assessments that substantiate recommendations, and advise on and
determine appropriate actions to support the management decision processes.
-Manage significant disputes and litigation and/or investigations and make decisions
independently within a broad framework.
-Guide, counsel and support the work of more junior Legal counsels, paralegals and support
-Provide expertise in one or more substantive areas (e.g. Transactions, Litigation, HR and
Regulatory).& lead legal projects and transactions (i.e.: Licensing and Divestment).
-Lead, direct and develop the legal resources within one division or across all divisions
in the country (depending on whether divisional or cross-divisional role).
-Reporting of technical complaints / adverse events / special case scenarios related to
Novartis products within 24 hours of receipt
-Distribution of marketing samples (where applicable)

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

-English and Japanese

-Functional Breadth
-Industry/ Business Exposure
-People Leadership
-Project Management

-Applied Business Insights
-Managing Change
-Organizational Savvy
-Stakeholder Engagement
-Technical / Functional Skills & Knowledge
-Cost-Effective Spend Management
-Knowledge of practices and standards
-Legal Analysis and Opinions
-Legal High Complexity
-Legal Risk Assessment
-Legal Support - Single Country or Business Function
-Problem solving
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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Sr. Legal Counsel

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