Associate Director, Legal and Compliance

Associate Director, Legal and Compliance

Gilead

Paris, France

The Position

Gilead Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a senior lawyer (Associate Director) to join the French Legal and Compliance team, part of the ACE Legal and Compliance team in Australia, Canada and Europe region. The position will be based at Gilead’s French commercial Affiliate in Boulogne-Billancourt and reports to the Senior Director Legal/Compliance.

A legal career at Gilead couple cutting-edge science with precision problem solving that accompanies working in a fast-paced, innovative business environment. We provide regular counsel to business leaders and influencing decisions as they happen. This is an exciting role offering high visibility throughout the business, with direct support responsibilities for one or more therapeutic areas in the business. The role is directly engaged in the cross functional team and requires strategic input to the business units to assist them to reach their commercial goals in a way that meets all legal and compliance requirements.

The role is part of a team managing a high volume of legal and compliance support on a range of issues often with tight deadlines. It will require a responsive and self-driven, hands-on mentality and approach.

Job duties include

You will support the Legal & Compliance team to ensure comprehensive support for the Affiliate’s Business Units, Market Access team, Commercial Operations, and functional departments on all legal and business conduct matters. It requires an analytical approach, strong attention to detail, excellent drafting, negotiation and communication skills.

You will give substantive legal advice to one or more of Gilead’s Business Units and cross functional teams supporting the activities of the Business Units on sales and marketing strategies, Medical activities, and to other internal clients.

In addition, the role requires advising on French legal topics in the international context, especially with respect to questions or inquiries from colleagues in global headquarter in Foster City, USA and ACE headquarters in Stockley Park, UK.

  • Responsible for providing professional legal support, as the Legal business partner to one or more of the Business Units as the Senior Director Legal/Compliance shall determine from time to time;
  • Responsible as the primary Legal contact and business partner for such Functional Teams as the Senior Director Legal/Compliance shall determine from time to time;
  • Responsible for development of subject matter expertise in areas of need identified by the Senior Director Legal/Compliance and for counselling and training Business Units, Functions and the France Leadership team in these areas as required;
  • Represent Legal and fully participate in established Committees or regular Meetings;
  • Responsible for representing Legal on cross-functional projects and in cross-functional teams to ensure that Legal contributes fully and appropriately to the project work and achievement of stated goals;
  • In addition, this role will have a focus on supporting the Compliance program for the French Affiliate. This will include leading on strategic business conduct operational support for the French affiliate and provision of related legal and business conduct advice as required, in particular:
    • Contributing to multidisciplinary and/or International projects, leads Compliance projects and takes responsibility for Compliance aspects of projects;
    • Support of the ACE Compliance monitoring plan;
    • Ensure awareness of and compliance with applicable standard operating procedures to meet, comply and champion all Compliance commitments.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members and closely support the Senior Director Legal/Compliance in the management of the Legal Function;
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships across the organization and work collaboratively with all internal functional groups and BUs as required;
  • Set appropriate priorities with clients and delivers advice within the established timelines;
  • Use outside counsel selectively and support the Senior Director Legal/Compliance in the management of outside counsel and the associated costs;
  • Ensure alignment with the Global and International strategy and policy when structuring and negotiating contracts or providing advice to internal clients;
  • Participate effectively as a member of the Gilead ACE Legal and Compliance team and Gilead’s Global Legal Department.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified lawyer with significant in-house legal experience with a minimum of seven years of experience, preferably in pharmaceuticals or another life sciences environment. As well as excellent experience in French and EU law, he/she will be able to demonstrate a successful track record of working in cross-functional teams where the ability to listen, discuss and persuade is as important as technical legal skills. The ability to define, assess and advise on risk (business and/or legal), and to exercise appropriate professional independence when required, are also essential.

The successful candidate must also have an in-depth client business partnering orientation and ability to recognize and respond quickly and pragmatically to complex situations and demanding clients. Language skills must include fluent French and English and the successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in both languages; this includes the ability to communicate and present effectively in English to an international audience including senior executives in ACE and corporate headquarters.

Personal Competencies/Behaviours

  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve the objective;
  • Curious with a learning agility;
  • Operationally excellent;
  • Organised with systematic approach to prioritisation;
  • Process orientated to achieve the business objective.

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