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Corporate Counsel - US Legal Operations

Company: Sanofi
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the--Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our--colleagues will explain how these tools will be used throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. From Research and Development to Sales and Marketing, Sanofi offers a wide range of possibilities. Discover our open positions and become a health journey partner. Do you have what it takes for a successful career with Sanofi? Job Title: Corporate Counsel - US Legal Operations KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Contracting Draft and negotiate various complex agreements, predominantly in the area of Procurement/ Buy-side agreements - including master service agreements, market research, manufacturing and supply, Information technology/SAAS/data, detailing, contracted workforce, consulting, finance, construction, and real estate lease agreements. Draft/negotiate contracts involving experts such as: investigator initiated clinical and research studies, advisory boards, sponsorships, medical education and grants. Analyze contracts for FCPA, fraud and abuse, FDA, and other regulatory compliance. Remain current on corresponding laws and regulations. Interface with internal management and external parties to gather specifications and key business terms necessary for contract drafting and negotiations. Advise on legal rights under contracts on matters subject to disputes. Manage contract assignments post acquisition or divestiture. In limited circumstances, manage outside counsel (and associated spend) for certain matters. Contracting Processes Lead and/or contribute to cross-functional and legal teams and work streams on standardizing, simplifying, harmonizing, and mechanizing the contracting process and forms. Draft contract templates. Draft strategic decision-making playbooks for deviations from templates. Draft SOPs for contracting in North America. Prepare training materials and conducting training for non-attorneys on template use/process. Communicate company contract policies and requirements. Establish strong and positive partnerships with contracting, regulatory and product lawyer s of US and French legal teams; and with business colleagues within North American perimeter. Corporate Coordinate and implement corporate restructuring initiatives, such as forming new entities, completing intercompany mergers, liquidations, or other transactions as required. Assist with day to day US corporate governance matters such as appointing directors and officers, drafting board resolutions, or assisting with intercompany agreements. Limited Travel The position may require limited travel. Domestic travel not more than 4 times a year and international not more than 1 time per year. REQUIREMENTS Experience & Education J.D. from accredited law school 3-5 years of post-J.D. experience including: Prior experience at EITHER a law firm with a significant transactional practice and knowledge of contracts OR as a member of an in-house legal department negotiating commercial contracts ; and Licensed to practice law in a US state, and either in good standing in New Jersey or able to obtain a NJ limited license for in-house counsel. Professional Skills/Attributes Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills Team player with clear ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with legal colleagues, business colleagues and cross-functional teams Demonstrated ability to clearly explain legal principles and compliance requirements in the contracting process, as well as the business purpose and needs of any agreement Commitment to consider new ways of working and working in new technology platforms applicable to legal and relevant business functions Identify opportunities for improvement and engaging with appropriate stakeholders to propose solutions Solution-oriented; business-oriented with willingness take action and to engage in thoughtful risk taking Self-motivated, able to work independently, reliable, responsive, and accountable to deliver results High level of professionalism; strong interpersonal skills; strong communication skills Proven ability/interest to stretch and grow across a broad range of subject matter areas Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities simultaneously in a service friendly way, and still meet high quality and timeliness standards under pressure Sound judgment and commitment to ethical conduct Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of laws and regulations pertinent to the pharmaceutical industry. Bachelor's degree or other experience relevant to pharmaceutical operations, for example business management, project management, finance or life sciences Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law. #GD-SA
#LI-SA At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all. Join our Talent Network and get Sanofi communications delivered to your inbox. By submitting your information, you acknowledge that you have read our privacy policy and consent to receive email communication from Sanofi.

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