Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Market Access & Brand Support, Europe & Canada

Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Market Access & Brand Support, Europe & Canada

AbbVie

Rungis, France

Job description

The attorney will be the dedicated support for projects and activities in defined strategic priority areas on area level (Europe & Canada) by identifying and anticipating risks and opportunities and appropriate business-oriented solutions and support the developing and maintaining of the legal market access and brand strategies on area level (Europe & Canada) in support of the Europe & Canada Area Counsels. The attorney shall also represent Legal on selected area brand teams. The duties will include taking legal ownership on assigned strategic initiatives and ensure appropriate and timely guidance as well as coordination and support as appropriate to the affiliate lawyers in the area.

The attorney shall in particular build an effective legal support function by standardizing the support for efficient contracting and training in alignment and cooperation with other Area functions and the legal team in the area.

The legal work will require the attorney to:

  • Identify and map out the day to day legal support needs of the selected Area brand teams and provide business oriented efficient, flexible and long-term solutions for agile legal support;
  • Identify complex to highly complex legal issues related to assigned significant strategic matters; proposes solutions and align on business and legal high risk matters with the Head of Legal Market Access;
  • Resolves routine to highly complex legal matters in practice areas without supervision;
  • Gain quickly solid knowledge of AbbVie’s businesses and organization and the market access environment of the key markets in the Area as well as gaining knowledge of the broader business impact of decisions made;
  • Keep abreast of changes in laws and regulations that have an impact on strategic areas;
  • Represent AbbVie externally to customers, suppliers, competitors, government agencies and industry associations;
  • Resolve legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise; guide and coordinate legal support to the affiliate lawyers were required on assigned projects;
  • To the extent that complex problems or specific technical expertise is required, select and direct the work of outside counsel, define project objectives, and manages projects;
  • Develops budgets for assigned legal matters where necessary. Must operate within appropriate budget(s).

Qualifications

  • Law degree from a relevant jurisdiction;
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.

Essential:

  • Experience in supporting senior business leaders;
  • Experience in market access matters or interested in specializing in legal market access matters;
  • Experience in commercial law & agreements (with national and cross-border contracts);
  • Experience and excellent knowledge in life science law, in particular regarding pharmaceutical promotional matters;
  • Public procurement Law;
  • National and EU competition law;
  • Basic regulatory knowledge;
  • Basic knowledge administrative Law;
  • Experience in developing and conducting training.

Desired:

  • Ethics & Compliance and Anti-Bribery Law;
  • Privacy law;
  • General understanding and experience in intellectual property (patents, trademarks);
  • Basic Corporate Law.

The individual needs to be highly motivated, flexible, independent with demonstrated initiative, adaptability and integrity, with strong communication skills, a cultural sensitivity to working in a multi-national company and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional and cross-border teams. He/she needs to be interested in AbbVie’s products and pipeline and market access matters in general.

  • Required languages: English.

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