Pharmacosmos – Legal Counsel – POSITION FILLED

Job description

Pharmacosmos is expanding its legal team and is looking for an experienced and dedicated lawyer for the position as Legal Counsel to support a growing need for legal support to the company and its local and international activities.

The work environment at Pharmacosmos is characterised by being professional, dynamic, and agile, and you will be working in a team of highly capable individuals with an open and direct communication style. As member of the legal team, you will be offered a unique opportunity to put your legal skills to play in a truly commercial context and assist with a variety of exciting legal tasks within the pharma industry.

If you have a strong corporate commercial law background, and an interest in gaining a unique insight in the stages of the pharmaceutical lifecycle and working in a successful growth company characterized by short decision-making processes, constant change, and development opportunities, this might be the position for you.

Legal team

The legal team is led from Denmark with additional team members located in the US. The legal team consists of 6 persons, including VP and General Counsel, Milena J. Olsen, who is heading the legal team (and reports directly to the CEO, Tobias S. Christensen), 2 senior lawyers and 1 student in Denmark, and 2 senior lawyers in the US. The legal team is handling all legal matters within the company and support the business in all its activities (including various projects and business development) and as such advice within a broad range of legal areas including, M&A, IPR and licensing, corporate law, compliance, and general contract law. You will be a part of an international legal team working closely with other departments in Pharmacosmos both in Denmark and abroad.

The role as Legal Counsel will be based at Pharmacosmos’ headquarter in Holbaek with flexibility to work from home on a regular basis after agreement.

Areas of Responsibility

As Legal Counsel at Pharmacomos, you will provide legal assistance to the business in Denmark and abroad in relation to the following key areas:

  • Assist with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts with customers, partners, and vendors, such as sales, purchase and supply agreements, commercialisation and distribution agreements, consultancy agreements, and none-disclosure agreements etc.
  • Support business development activities through licensing and acquisitions, and in connection with such acquisitions conduct due diligence review of contracts and review and advise on various M&A related documents (such as share purchase agreements, asset transfer agreements, in-license and other IPR related agreements etc.).
  • Execute and advice on Pharmacosmos’ compliance program within business ethics and personal data protection, assist with screening/due diligence on third parties and ensure that contracts are put in place in line with external and internal requirements.
  • Monitor legal trends and developments within relevant areas.

Reporting and title

Reporting to: Vice President, General Counsel, Milena J. Olsen

Title: Legal Counsel

Ideal Experience

Education: You have a Master of Laws (cand.jur. or cand.merc.jur.) from Denmark.

Work experience: You have as a minimum 4 years of post-graduate work experience from a law firm and/or inhouse legal position (experience from the pharmaceutical industry would be a plus).

Legal Areas: You have experience with contract drafting, contract negotiations and preferably also practical experience within M&A processes (or project management within comparable legal fields) and / or regulatory compliance.

Language skills: You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language and substantial experience with legal English in relation to drafting and negotiating.

Personal Capabilities

Solution orientated: You are proactive and solution orientated and have the ability to provide pragmatic advice to the business.

Quality & detail: You have a sense for quality and detail without losing sight of the overall target or picture, and you are curious to learn more about the pharma industry.

Workstyle: You are self-driven, have the ability to work independently and deliver the best possible results into commercial functions and projects with a hands-on and can-do approach. You are comfortable with taking on assignments outside your area(s) of expertise.

Team player: You are open-minded, respectful of your colleagues’ competences and contribute to a team with a positive and team-oriented mind-set.

Pharmacosmos’ value proposition to you

Pharmacosmos offers you a chance to work with highly dedicated colleagues in an international company with a flat structure, open and direct communication, and fast decision-making processes. The legal team is highly valued in the organisation, and you will have direct contact and engagement with all departments and stakeholders in the organisation.

The position offers you an exciting and diverse job covering a broad range of legal disciplines with an international scope, high personal impact, professional growth (you will among other gain knowledge of the entire processes in Pharmacosmos from branding, development, sales, etc.) and have good possibilities for promotion as you grow.

Pharmacosmos offers you attractive working conditions, including a competitive salary, great colleagues, and a good work life balance.

About Pharmacosmos

Headquartered in Holbaek, Denmark, Pharmacosmos is a family-owned, international healthcare company with more than 50 years of innovation and leadership in iron- and carbohydrate-based treatments and solutions for human and animal use.

As a research-based company, Pharmacosmos’ ongoing R&D program focuses on improving the lives of patients with iron deficiency with or without anaemia. More than 1 billion people live with iron deficiency anaemia and it is the leading cause of death for an estimated 180,000 people every year. This makes it one of the largest global health challenges of our time.

Pharmacosmos has subsidiaries in the Nordics, Germany, UK, US and China and its products are marketed in more than 80 countries across the world. Pharmacosmos’ manufacturing facilities in Holbaek are approved, among others, by the Danish Medicines Agency and the US FDA.

From the headquarter in Holbaek, Pharmacosmos employ approximately 210 FTEs as well as approximately 390 FTEs at the affiliates around the world.

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Application and contact

If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation. To hear more about the position, please contact Christina Balling Schmidt on +45 30103918 or Camilla Krogh on + 45 51261264.



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