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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Counsel in Eysins, Switzerland

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Job Description

Senior Legal Counsel – EMEA (maternity leave cover of 8 months from July 2019 to February 2020 at 100%)

Eysins, Switzerland

A superb, wide-ranging Senior Legal Counsel career development role with BD, a global leader in Medical Technology.

BD is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. BD provides an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We are always seeking people who have a passion and commitment to join our Company on its journey to ‘helping all people live healthy lives’.

As Senior Legal Counsel reporting to our Chief Regional Counsel Europe, EMA & Americas, you will be responsible for strategic oversight and leadership direction within the Legal function. You will be joining a team of 13 international lawyers.

Main Responsibilities

  • Be a key legal stakeholder within the EMEA team and beyond

  • Provide strategic advice and support to business units, functions and regions

  • Draft, analyse and review commercial transactions with an eye for legal and business issues and an aim to balance risk and rewards

  • Interface with the business partners and with the internal and external attorneys

Specific Responsibilities

  • Legal partner to strategic sourcing and manufacturing operations

  • Work proactively and closely with the different business stakeholders

  • Build credibility through the quality of the advice, promptness of support and understanding of the business objectives

Leadership & Management Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong time management skills

  • Ability to prioritize

  • Organizational skills

  • Responsive and follows through on commitments

  • Proactive, solution focused

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong communication skills

  • Team oriented, yet able to work independently

  • Collaborative

  • Business and solution oriented lawyer

  • Confidence and discretion

  • Able to live and adapt to major changes

  • Enthusiastic, passionate, driven

Qualifications & Experience

  • Law degree from either a Civil or Common law jurisdiction

  • Admitted to practice as a lawyer

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, fluent in English, another language a plus

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience of legal practice with a strong focus on contracts either as in-house counsel or as an attorney in an international law firm

  • Experience within a life science/healthcare organisation is preferred

  • Experience in negotiating complex contractual transactions (e.g., manufacturing, supply, R&D)

  • Familiar with a multi-national and culturally diverse environment

  • Managing or leading complex projects (such as integration), a plus

It’s a superb, all-round Senior Legal Counsel career development role with a world leader in medical devices. So i f this describes you and your aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

Primary Work Location

CHE Eysins - Business Park Terre-Bonne

Additional Locations

Work Shift

BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.