The Legal Counsel will advise the Dutch business (Pharma, Consumer Health and ViiV) on a variety of legal topics, including but not limited to contract law, pharmaceutical law, advertising in the health care sector, competition law, tenders, data privacy law, clinical research contracts and litigation.
She / he sets appropriate priorities with clients and delivers results within established timelines and contributes to multidisciplinary and / or International projects, implements / supports legal oriented projects, and takes responsibility for legal aspects of projects.
Your responsibilities :
Counsel the Dutch business (Pharma, ViiV, CH)) on legal, policy, and transactional issues, integrating legal knowledge with a sound business understanding
Topics include, but are not limited to contract law, pharmaceutical law, advertising in the health care sector (thus including CGR & KOAG Code advice), competition law, data privacy law, clinical research contracts, commercial policies, and tenders.
Draft, develop, prepare and execute contracts and other legal documents of legal / strategic / financial / regulatory importance.
Review business, scientific, commercial, and sales / marketing documents / communications and advise on appropriate strategy / language to manage legal risk while maximizing business benefit.
Anticipate and proactively support the management of legal risks facing the Pharmaceutical, ViiV and CH business in the Netherlands
Recommend / implement policies and practices on issues presenting potential legal risk arising from pharmaceutical healthcare activities, and support their development and implementation.
Review and interpret pending or new legislation or regulatory rules impacting the pharmaceutical business and advise the business management on appropriate compliance measures.
Liaise with other colleagues within the local operating company and 1Legal organisation (such as other lawyers in the Europe Legal Operations team and lawyers in the following Legal department teams : Consumer Healthcare, Global Manufacturing sites -GMS, Global Patents, Trademarks and Dispute Resolution) and other departments (e.
g. Compliance, Corporate Risk and Insurance Management, Tax, Finance, Procurement etc.) in coordinating advice that integrates the full range of considerations.
Educate client groups within the pharmaceutical healthcare business on legal issues and new developments impacting the businesses.
The Legal Counsel Netherlands will be based in Zeist and will play an integral part in the further development of the Legal / Business Benelux team.
This team consist of three team members : the Legal Director, the Legal Counsel and a Paralegal (BE based).
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals :
LLM in Dutch Law
Our ideal candidate is an intrinsically motivated proactive legal counsel with 5-10 years of experience (as a lawyer and / or as a legal counsel in highly regulated environments)
She / he is a strong and true business partner to the Legal director, the General Manager, the local senior management and internal clients (Commercial, Medical, Regulatory, Market Access, etc.)
She / he has or is able to develop quickly an in-depth understanding of the company products and the market environment and corresponding business processes to identify any opportunity to drive business forward and raise the knowledge of the business.
She / he develops and aligns solutions to solve complex problems, including determining risk associated with such problems.
She / he is a strong team player while persevering an independent (legal) view
She / he applies strong project management, communication and interpersonal skills both in a national and international environment.
She / he must be able to set priorities in a high workload setting.
She / he has good IT skills Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Works in line with GSK values of Innovation, Performance and Trust.
She / he must have excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.