Associate Director/Director Legal Affairs Europe

Associate Director/Director Legal Affairs Europe

Incyte

Paris, France

Summary

The successful candidate will provide legal, compliance and data privacy support to Incyte’s business activities in France including clinical development (including company sponsored or supported trials and studies). Depending on skills and experience, the candidate may also support select regional business functions, privacy or compliance projects and additional country operations and business projects in Europe.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated legal and compliance professional with a background and interest in the pharmaceutical industry who enjoys working in a dynamic and supportive environment.

The role will offer excellent exposure to a wide range of legal and business matters and is well-suited for an individual who is experienced, flexible, open minded, eager to learn and willing to be an active contributor to a high performing team in a fast-growing company.

Responsibilities

  • Lead legal, privacy and compliance counsel for Incyte’s activities in France, including contracting. May provide legal support to other countries/projects, taking into account skills, experience and interests;
  • Provision of clear, pragmatic and high quality legal, privacy and compliance advice on a wide range of business activities relating to Incyte’s pipeline and marketed products;
  • Legal support to company-sponsored and company-supported clinical trials and non-interventional studies with scope of geographic responsibility;
  • Lead healthcare compliance and privacy efforts within scope of geographic responsibility in line with global and regional strategy;
  • Key contributor to the evolution of Incyte’s healthcare and privacy compliance programs in Region Europe;
  • Contribute positively to a strong culture of business integrity and ethics;
  • Travel to the European HQ (Switzerland), as required;
  • Provide legal support to the “Pharmacien Responsable”, as necessary;
  • Esnsuring compliance with regulation « Encadrement des avantages » (regulation on HCP advantages) and « Transparence des liens » (“French Sunshine Act” ).

Requirements

  • Legal education from a recognized university and in possession of relevant qualifications to practice law in France;
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in-house at the French affiliate of a multinational pharmaceutical company. Experience and knowledge in field of hematology-oncology/dermatology preferred;
  • Experience working effectively in partnership with the “Pharmacien Responsable” in other pharmaceutical companies is required;
  • Experience counselling on many aspects of biopharmaceutical business activities, including product advertising, clinical research, MSL and salesforce interactions with healthcare professionals, employment matters, commercial contracting, clinical trials, etc.;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical content in a convincing way to non-legal audiences;
  • Positive attitude consistent with Incyte’s company motto of “Solve On.”;
  • Willingness to embrace and drive change leading to excellence in execution;
  • Ethical and respectful of others;
  • Ability to give clear risk-based guidance based on sound logic and rationale in areas of legal uncertainty;
  • Experience in counselling on healthcare compliance issues, including interactions with healthcare professionals and market access stakeholders, data privacy, advertising, clinical research, product launches, anti-corruption, market access and European competition law;
  • Experienced and adept at navigating international, multi-lingual, and cross-functional organizational matrices;
  • Strong knowledge of privacy regulations in EU generally and France, specifically;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with a flexible mindset and can-do attitude;
  • Exceptional judgment and maturity; capable of properly assessing risks and proposing successful solutions, knowing when to escalate matters, and capable of taking a firm stand when necessary;
  • Self-aware person who can prioritize and delegate work effectively and successfully manage expectations;
  • Ability to identify and implement effective and innovative system- or process-level improvements to drive efficiency;
  • Proactive “self-starter” who is results-oriented and capable of taking the lead on projects to drive clear and timely outcomes;
  • Solid legal and commercial acumen, gained through professional training or prior experience;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to function effectively among an entrepreneurial, high-energy team to support the business in meeting its objectives effectively and in a compliant manner;
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage.

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