Legal Director - Novartis UK

London-East, United Kingdom
15 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
We are now looking for a highly qualified and passionate Legal Director to continue to lead and drive the UK Legal function as we bring our new and innovative products to market.

As the UK Legal Director you provide thought leadership in substantive legal areas and utilise high-level expertise in those areas to influence the business within the company. You will also influence and train other Legal colleagues in relation to substantive legal areas. You shall lead the Legal function for the UK Pharmaceuticals business and ensure close team collaboration with key stakeholders internally and externally and add value to the business and the Legal function through defined enterprise wide responsibilities at the country level.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Leading the Legal function in the country and contribute to the development of the business strategy.
• Providing pro-active substantive legal counsel to senior management and the Legal function across the Pharmaceuticals business and related units and, as needed, across all UK businesses within the country-Identify legal framework developments within the country and guide the Cross-Divisional Legal group within the country.
• Providing legal leadership across the businesses and country, as needed, by providing pro-active, in-depth, business focused advice and counsel.
• Counselling senior-level executives and business teams within other functions on complex and sensitive legal and business issues, interact with other functions within Novartis providing strong business partnering and training, and lead or contribute to both formal and informal teams in provision of legal expertise.
• Anticipating and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current laws relevant to own substantive area to provide strategic advice and foster compliance.
• Leading the development of and counsel on appropriate Novartis policies in connection with substantive legal matters.
• Assessing legal capabilities, resources and the organisational model at the country level and support the businesses and units in making improvements, where necessary.
• Driving cross-unit Legal talent development, alignment of key legal topics and collaboration across the Legal function at the country level.
• Leading, direct and develop the Legal function within the Pharmaceuticals business and collaborate with the other businesses to ensure appropriate development of the Legal function across the country.

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

• Strong Business Partnering
• A Strategic Mindset
• Strong Leadership and Communication Skills
• Experience of collaborating across regional and global community
• Strong Knowledge of practices and standards

Desirable skills:

• Legal Support - Single Country or Business Function
• Legal Risk management, mitigation and planning
• Strong technical expertise and experience, ideally gained within a healthcare/pharmaceutical environment

You'll receive:
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, flexible working, Top UK Employer, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Paid holidays, Comprehensive Medical Insurance, Subsidised Canteen, Employee Recognition Scheme, Sports & Social Club, Learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusion workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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