Head Legal Netherlands (0,5 fte) – Sandoz (Successfully filled)

Head Legal Netherlands (0,5 fte) – Sandoz (Successfully filled)

Our client

Sandoz today is the global leader in biosimilars and a leading player in generic pharmaceuticals. As a division of Novartis, Sandoz is uniquely placed to offer medical innovation and increase access to high quality medicines. The company contributes to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. Sandoz has a portfolio of approximately 1000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas. In 2016, their products reached well over 500 million patients and they aspire to reach one billion. Sandoz was the first company to establish a leading position in both areas; cutting edge research and cost-effective generic medicines. Their unrivalled expertise in both fields positions them to add real value for the customers and patients they serve and with lower costs, they can bring value and solutions to the world.

The position

Head Legal Netherlands is a key position within the Sandoz Division. In this role, you will provide legal leadership through pro-active, in-depth, business-focused advice to the Division, as well as implementing initiatives and processes to set standards and to reinforce a culture of quality, integrity, ethical behavior and responsibility. As Head Legal Netherlands, you will sit on the Sandoz Leadership Team (SLT) for The Netherlands and provide strategic direction and thought leadership in various areas of the law, directly counselling associates at all levels in this Division. The Head Legal Netherlands is also responsible to analyze and identify legal risks and implications, keeping the management informed of all new laws and regulations that may have potential implications for the Division. The Head Legal Netherlands also supports the Country Legal Head as a member of The Netherlands’ Legal Function in providing strategic direction and thought leadership in various areas of the law relevant to Novartis operations. You contribute to the Division strategy and decision making processes and work in collaboration with the Head Legal WE.

The profile
  • European or Dutch law degree;
  • Proficiency in the Dutch and English language is a must;
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in Legal function, of which ideally 3-5 years in a law firm with exposure to the healthcare sector;
  • A generalist with a background in commercial, industrial property law and (including IP) litigation;
  • Experience with identifying and advising on anti-trust questions, preferably for innovator or generics businesses;
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills and ability to influence;
  • Sound experience in handling several projects simultaneously.
The offer

A part-time responsible position within a global healthcare leader in biosimilars and generic medicines. Opportunity to help improve the access to medicines worldwide.
You will receive a salary in accordance with the required skills for this position.

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