Corporate Counsel, DCD EU
Job ID : 79675BRLocation : United Kingdom - Swindon : Job DescriptionWhen you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.At our site in Swindon, ThermoFisher are forging partnerships that are transforming the industry, creating new business models between pharma companies and their pharma service providers. We are pioneering solutions that are driven by client needs, with successful recent partnerships including Amgen, Flexion, Pacira and Grünenthal.We currently offer solutions spanning the entire pharmaceutical life cycle to help pharma and biotech companies of all sizes meet their complex development and manufacturing needs at any stage or scale enabling us to deliver a combination of unrivaled quality, reliability and compliance, backed by a reputation for scientific and technical excellence.The range of services at ThermoFisher for drug substances and drug products is wider than that of any other CDMO and we offer end-to-end capabilities and expertise to take your discovery from pre-clinical and clinical development, through scale-up, all the way to commercial supply across more than 40 oral solid, sterile and softgel dosage forms.Key Accountabilities You will be part of a team of five supporting the drug product businesses at Swindon and Milton Park in the UK, Tilburg in The Netherlands, Monza and Ferentino in Italy and Bourgoin in France. Currently we are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and who are sufficiently experienced to be able to take on responsibility from day one. If you want to be a part of the growing business that Thermo Fisher is currently experiencing then apply below and be part of the team.Key Responsibilities:Advising on and negotiating (often high value) product development (PDS), Technology Transfer (TT) and long term commercial manufacture (CMO) agreements for drug product.Provide support to Sales Team and Business Development Services, the latter issue development service proposals and takes the business lead in negotiating contracts. Incorporate input from business managers at manufacturing sites.The Swindon office is the EU HQ for Drug Product Services and EU Legal Services provides contractual legal support for business at six EU manufacturing sites (2xUK, 2xItaly, 1xFrance and 1xNetherlands).Drafting, negotiation and preparation of third party supply agreements.Support site Legal needs (including training) in UK, France and Netherlands as necessary.Development of precedent documents.Provide advice on legal risk and compliance issues, including implementation of corporate policies. Manage legal risk within allocated areas of responsibility. Liaise with insurance brokers on matters of insurance risk, in accordance with corporate guidance, policies, and procedures.Keep up-to-date with all legislative and regulatory changes in the industry and advise the business accordingly.Liaise and take direction from the Corporate/Global Legal function, including support in mergers/acquisitions and divestiture activities. Co-ordinate with other members of the Global Legal function.Assist in the preparation, management and coordination of both internal and external compliance audits and inspections as required.Share legal know-how within allocated areas of responsibility on relevant laws, codes of practice and business legal issues and to assist in the development and delivery of training to management on legal issues affecting the conduct of operations in the UK.Comply with GMP requirements and company rules, policies and procedures.ExperienceYou will be a flexible, highly motivated professional seeking a new opportunity to develop and grow your skills within a unique operating model. We are looking for an individual who is able to demonstrate:Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent, with 5 to 10 years’ post qualification experience (although all suitable candidates will be considered).Knowledge of English and EU law.Team player.Self-starter, able to work efficiently and autonomously in a busy, sales-led environment. Commercially savvy, completer-finisher. Able to work independently on contracts but must know when to seek advice. Must work quickly under pressure, without missing key points.Experience in a regulated sector, Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry preferred (although manufacturing knowledge and experience also considered).Quality private practice training with relevant in-house legal experience preferred, ideally in a sales-orientated environment.Good grasp of intellectual property law issues.Ability to provide and implement, in a timely manner, commercially focused legal advice.A solutions provider with the ability to work with technical and commercial parts of the business.Willingness to undertake some overseas travel.When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.