Head of Legal - Europe

Head of Legal - Europe

Sanofi

Gentilly, France

Purpose:

The Head of Legal, Europe leads the legal teams of Sanofi across Europe who support all of Sanofi’s business across all Global Business Units. He/she works hand in hand with executives and other stakeholders as we look to our purpose of chasing the miracles of science. The Head of Legal Europe therefore, provides strategic advice to shape the strategy and foster seamless execution, also ensuring operations within applicable laws. He/she leads the organization on key decision making, understanding our business and ecosystem and weighing in on the right matters at the right time. The Head of Legal, Europe also works seamlessly with Ethics & Business Integrity and with the legal and other teams in the Global Business Units to maximise the impact of the team The Head of Legal, Europe is also member of the Sanofi Legal, Ethics & Business Integrity (“LEBI”) Leadership Team, playing a key role on the strategic direction of LEBI as we contribute to Sanofi’s Play to Win strategy.

Responsibilities:

Anticipates issues proactively and manages risks strategically. Evaluates and weighs multiple inputs and impacts of decisions or courses of action. Contributes to the elaboration and implementation of business strategy, and ensures active contribution to transactions, partnerships, and projects. Hands-on approach to identify proactive solutions that manage risks and serves as a creative problem solver for complex challenges, very often at speed. Deals with significant matters that cut across legal and related areas. This role requires a strong passion to understand the Sanofi business strategy, across different business units, building trustful relationships with its key stakeholders while connecting global and local realities.

Leads, inspires and develops a team of approximately 50 professionals and partners with other LEBI teams across the organization. He/she is driven by building and developing agile, diverse and inclusive teams. He/she acts as “Reference Board” to cluster/country lawyers, giving the needed empowerment and accountability on key complex legal assessments/projects/litigation and organizational matters.

Education and experience required:

  • Law degree;
  • Extensive pharma legal operations experience - 15+ years combined law firm and in-house experience;
  • Solid knowledge of European pharma regulations;
  • Experienced in leading diverse teams across geographies;
  • Abreast with main internal and external trends due to constant interaction with key stakeholders, Pharma Associations, and other relevant bodies;
  • Excellent working proficiency in English – additional European languages a plus.

Professional skills:

  • Entrepreneurial, well-versed in how businesses operate and with good financial acumen;
  • Ability to lead a legal team and proactively anticipate and manage legal topics;
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.

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