Legal Counsel Associate Director Europe

Legal Counsel Associate Director Europe

Seagen

Zug, Switzerland

Summary:

As Legal Counsel Europe you will be responsible for assisting all business functions and for providing legal support to European colleagues in Commercial, Market Access, Medical Affairs and other departments, including supporting launches of new pharmaceutical products, as need may be. The ideal candidate has prior experience counseling prescription drug companies on legal matters such as marketing, promotional, scientific exchange, interactions with healthcare professionals or supply matters. As Seagen is growing at a fast pace, prior experience in labor law matters, including management of benefits, a strong command of international employment laws, regulations and best practices is a must. The position requires fluency in English, with additional knowledge of professional European languages being a plus.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with Executive Director, Advise European colleagues on various commercial, medical and clinical development initiatives in a way that advances the Company’s strategy while addressing legal risks and protecting the Company’s integrity and reputation;
  • Provide local and regional legal advice on promotion, market access, pricing and reimbursement, supply of medicinal products, product liability, and other matters relevant to the development, regulatory approval, and commercialization of prescription drugs in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Guide internal clients through employment agreements, local regulations, onboarding requirements in the countries the company operates in, including drafting or adopting templates for employment agreements, employee handbooks, termination agreements, benefits and local labor procedures;
  • Provide practical sound legal information on all legal aspects concerning the employer/employee relationship, documents and procedures, including but not limited to local legislation relating to minimum terms, reciprocal rights and obligations, incentives, benefits and communication templates;
  • In coordination with Executive Director, provide regular, clear communication on legal matters and opportunities to the affected business functions and other stakeholders;
  • Build relationships and influence at all levels, demonstrating a flexible approach to connect with colleagues in the broader organization and engage with multiple stakeholders to drive projects and cultural change;
  • Draft, negotiate and manage a contracts, and provide practical, solution-oriented legal support to internal clients during contract preparation and negotiation;
  • Train and educate local and regional clients on the use of contract templates, relevant legal issues, and good contracting practices;
  • Analyze, review and approve promotional and educational materials;
  • Review and counsel on government enforcement actions relating to the promotion of pharmaceutical products;
  • In coordination with Executive Director, select appropriate external counsels; manage and coordinate counsels, building effective relationships and monitor legal spend;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop and provide clear direction to the business and pragmatic solutions to complex legal challenges;
  • Generate reports, presentations, spreadsheets, memos and other documents for the Legal and Compliance Department, internal/external clients and/or the senior management team, as requested;
  • Actively follow trends in the market and regulatory environment including in business practices and evolving legislation applicable to biotech companies.

Qualifications:

  • Genuine care for patients and desire to make a meaningful difference in their lives;
  • Extremely resourceful and smart individual, problem-solver, and self-starter, with the appetite to deliver results while dealing with ambiguity;
  • Comfortable working in a start-up culture: a hands-on, roll up the sleeves approach will be essential. Strong focus on operational skills is required;
  • Must be a well-organized, high energy, detail oriented, and persistent team player with the ability to identify/focus on key issues, prioritize efforts, and ensure follow up with timely/quality results;
  • Mid to senior experience in employment matters across countries and nuances in laws, preferably with experience in-house at a multi-national company;
  • A strong work ethic; be creative, proactive, enthusiastic, flexible, self-directed, and ethical;
  • A practical, commercial and solution-oriented problem-solving approach;
  • A detail-oriented and process-driven personality;
  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information using discretion and judgment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, client relationships and business acumen;
  • Convinced and ambassador of the Company Values (Passion for helping patients; Integrity; Scientific excellence; Teamwork and mutual respect; Innovation; Great work environment);
  • Knowledge and understanding of compliance programs, including data protection laws, health related regulations and clinical trials;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint) and CRM systems;
  • Law university degree and professional qualification as a lawyer in at least one of the jurisdictions Seagen operates in;
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

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