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Senior Legal Counsel UK & Ireland - £Competitive - Slough

Senior Legal Counsel UK & Ireland - £Competitive - Slough

Posted 5 April by Platinum Resourcing (UK) Limited Easy Apply Ended

Working collaboratively with the legal director for UK, Ireland and Turkey and colleagues in the Legal function, you will be a key team player in the legal strategy and assisting in implementation of all legal and compliance matters related to the commercial operations in the UK and Ireland. You will work proactively and in a hands-on way to develop strong relationships with the commercial and legal teams and deliver commercially relevant advice in the context of a dynamic, innovative and growing consumer healthcare business unit.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advertising & Marketing: Strategic advice and approval on all legal aspects of product marketing and advertising, including reviewing and approving packaging artwork, product claims, TV copies and story boards, business development initiatives. Advising, negotiating and assisting in drafting of challenges from or responses to various complaint notification bodies/consumers or competitors on any advertising/marketing initiatives and working with the global Legal team and Health business unit innovation teams on, new and existing product development initiatives, in line with regulations and always ensuring compliance with ethical marketing principles; advising and drafting competition/prize draw rules, advising on any digital marketing initiatives including ecommerce

  • Crisis and Issues Management: assisting the legal director as required on any crisis or major issues impacting the UK and/or Ireland business including on product recalls, PR related matters, consumer relation matters, unforeseen matters such as cyber-attacks, pandemics.

  • Commercial Contracts: Drafting and managing legal implications under a range of commercial agreements, including distribution, sales, supply, warehousing, freight, services, procurement, confidentiality, equipment commissioning and various other commercial contracts/arrangements, supporting the business in legal aspects of negotiations;

  • Legal Compliance: advising on various compliance matters in collaboration with the legal director such as on anti-trust, data protection and privacy, sanctions, antibribery and corruption, failure to prevent tax evasion, interactions with healthcare providers and working closely with the Legal function and the business to drive compliance and responsibility agenda.

  • Intellectual Property: Working closely with the Global IP and Trademarks legal teams, with respect to managing the UK and Ireland intellectual property and trademarks portfolio, including advising the business on all contentious and non-contentious trademark, copyright and design, anti-counterfeiting and parallel import related matters;

  • Active Management of Legal Team and Resource: Managing any property related matters affecting the business and the relationship with any external property and construction legal experts advising on such matters including on leases, surrenders, assignments, land acquisitions; and

  • Advising on General Legal Questions arising in a commercial enterprise.

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Assisting the legal director as required with all litigious matters impacting UK and Ireland, and producing reports as required by the audit committee;

    Essential Skills/ Experience:

  • Excellent legal skills and professionally qualified in the relevant jurisdiction with at least 5-8 years of high quality post-qualification experience, a large portion of which will ideally have been spent in a comparable in-house role

  • Demonstrable experience of advising on legal and compliance issues in a healthcare, pharmaceutical or life sciences related sector, operating in a multi-jurisdictional legal environment

  • Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills, solutions oriented and pragmatic mind set

  • Desire for learning and mastering new legal issues quickly and manage a diverse, changing workload

  • A team player, with high integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment towards creating a collaborative team culture

  • A hands-on, pragmatic self-starter who can work independently, manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

    Candidates' suitability for positions will be judged exclusively on criteria relating to qualifications, knowledge, skills, experience and attitude. There will be no discrimination on any other grounds.

    Due to the volume of applications for this vacancy Platinum Resourcing will only be contacting those candidates that we feel meet the strict criteria our client has stipulated. If you don't hear from us within 3 working days, please accept our apologies but we are unable to help you on this occasion. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter for further vacancies.

Reference: 34496633

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