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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Senior Legal Counsel Germany (m/f/d) in Munich, Germany

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Senior Legal Counsel Germany (m/f/d)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a leading biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987 whose mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, the company has expanded rapidly over the past two decades. Our worldwide staff of over 11,000 people is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through on-going development. By joining Gilead, and with the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel (m/w/d) to further strengthen the German Legal Department and to advise Gilead Germany on a broad range of legal matters. As a Senior Legal Counsel you will assume an important role within the German Legal Department reporting to the Head of Legal and Business Conduct Germany. You will be responsible for advising and managing the legal topics of a business franchise and other departments, providing guidance, direction and possible solutions to all franchise related activities in an international context. You are a strong individual contributor with a reliable judgement, substantial knowledge of the relevant areas of law and business. You will apply your strong project management, communication and interpersonal skills both in a national and international environment. The role will play an integral part in the further development of the Legal/Business Conduct team, working as well to ensure compliance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and codes of practice. The Senior Legal Counsel will also work and liaise with colleagues in the EMEA Legal team in Stockley Park and Foster City. The duties and job functions of this role include the activities set out below related to the effective running of the German Affiliate Legal and Business Conduct function.

The Senior Legal Counsel will be based in the German office in Martinsried near Munich (Germany).

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

The Senior Legal Counsel will advise one of the affiliate’s business franchises and other departments on all legal topics across all potential legal areas including but not limited to contract law, pharmaceutical law, advertising in the health care sector, unfair competition, compliance and business conduct, data privacy law, clinical research contracts and litigation.

She/He will be responsible for providing all kinds of legal services required to fully support and counsel the company’s business in Germany as well as managing and supervising outside counsel where necessary. The role reports to the Head of Legal Germany.

The Senior Legal Counsel works collaboratively with other members of the Global or International Legal department as well as internal client departments. 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. The Senior Legal Counsel

  • serves as member of the German team as a strategic resource representing the legal function

  • acts as strong and true business partner to the Head of Legal, the General Manager, the local senior management team and internal clients (Commercial, Medical, Regulatory, Distribution, etc.) having 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

  • develops and aligns solutions to solve complex problems.

  • independently develops templates for the business franchise and drafts tailored contracts where necessary

  • is responsible for analyzing and determining risk associated with complex problems

  • ensures alignment with Global and International strategy when structuring and negotiating contracts or providing advice to internal clients

  • ensures awareness and compliance with applicable standard operating procedures to meet, comply and champion all quality and regulatory commitments

  • approves promotional and non-promotional materials and internal / external events organized or supported by Gilead from legal perspective

  • defines litigation strategy and aligns strategy with the business function and represents Gilead in court cases together with external lawyers

  • trains employees on legal topics, e.g. trainings on pharmaceutical law, anticorruption, business conduct, compliance codices, competition & antitrust law and dawn raids

Qualifications & Experience

  • the role requires a fully qualified lawyer in Germany

  • 4+ years of industry or law firm experience preferably a Juris Doctorate and/or LLM

  • excellent skills, depth understanding and knowledge of relevant legal, regulatory, compliance and business environment in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries

  • experienced in working in an international environment, ideally in an Anglo-American culture

  • ability to quickly understand business needs and to anticipate potential issues and provide recommendations for risk management

  • excellent oral and written command of German and English

Knowledge, Skills & Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated pro-active self-starter with a high dedication and natural interest to legal topics in life-science industry. She/he

  • must have excellent analytical, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills.

  • must have an in depth client service orientation and ability to recognize and respond quickly and pragmatically to urgent, complex situations and demanding client business partners.

  • is a strong team-player with courage and high integrity

  • must be able to work x-functionally and cross- culturally and the ability to foster and maintain relationships through all levels of the organization

  • manages and coordinates numerous projects simultaneously while meeting project deadlines

  • thinks logical, accurate and analytical with a problem-solver attitude.

  • has good IT skills – Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • must be able to set priorities in a high workload setting

  • builds strong justification and makes the case to support recommendations and effectively communicates to decision-makers

  • is detail-oriented, well-organized and has strong time management skills

  • is a team player who can easily handle shifting priorities, multi-tasking in a deadline-oriented environment

  • behaves according to Gilead’s values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, inclusion and accountability

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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