Basildon, Essex

Junior Commercial Legal Counsel

Basildon, Essex
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus

If you are an experienced Junior Commercial Legal Counsel looking for a fast paced and entrepreneurial opportunity then Pharmanovia wants to hear from you.

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone.

Why Pharmanovia?

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 250 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity, providing broad commercially focussed advice and support on a diverse range of legal issues to business colleagues in the various functions within Pharmanovia, including Commercial Operations, Supply Chain, In-licensing and Product Development, Regulatory Affairs across many geographies. You will report directly into the Head of Commercial Legal and, from time to time, will also work closely with the General Counsel.  The role will involve providing first line support to internal teams, with regular exposure to senior stakeholders within the business. You will be responsible for negotiating, drafting, and supporting on a broad range of commercial contracts and workstreams, including:

  • Product Commercialisation contracts e.g., distribution agreements, logistics services agreements; product warehousing agreements
  • Supply Chain e.g., product supply agreements; toll manufacturing agreements
  • Product Development and Product in-licensing agreements
  • General Service Agreements
  • Regulatory Agreements
  • Confidentiality / non-disclosure agreements
  • Amendments to existing legal contacts
  • Advising internal stakeholders on the content of other legal documents, such as powers of attorney
  • Providing legal advice and guidance to the wider business on ad hoc legal issues and business projects
  • Oversee the maintenance of a centralised legal contracts database

About you:

  • Lawyer, qualified in the UK, another major commonwealth jurisdiction (e.g., Australia, NZ), or a major EU jurisdiction
  • 2 – 4 years of post-qualification experience
  • Solid legal training, gained in a respected law firm or a respected in-house legal function
  • Commercial contracts experience – reviewing, drafting, negotiating
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical / life sciences industry would be helpful, but is not essential
  • Experience having worked on/supported more senior legal colleagues on complex commercial matters, including product acquisitions/divestments & M&A activities.
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships with stakeholders and colleagues (both within the business and externally)
  • Robust drafting capability & excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent English language skills – written and spoken

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.


Apply now and become part of our team

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