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Senior Manager Legal Generalist I

  • Job reference: 934613
  • Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 23/03/2021

Orion Group Life Sciences are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel for our Multinational Pharmaceutical client based in Amsterdam (Netherlands) Area on an initial 7 month contract with potential of temp to perm.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Draft and negotiate various commercial contracts (including service agreements, advertising agency agreements, market access agreements, research agreements, grants & donations, etc.);
  • Support various projects in the field of digital marketing and social media;
  • Support activities such as digital device projects which require a focus on regulatory legal advice;
  • Provide regional legal support and advice to EU Portfolio & EU Strategic Projects & Alliances;
  • Provide regional legal support and advice to designated EU regional teams on all contemplated activities relating to key products & therapeutic areas (including sales & marketing and medical activities) and related commercial transactions to ensure compliance with applicable laws and EU Regulations as well as Teva policies and procedures;
  • Review and provide legal guidance on core promotional materials and pro-actively identify risks or possibilities in the area of unfair competition;
  • Proactively identify potential legal risks and assist in implementing strategies to minimize those risks;
  • Assist in establishing, reviewing and training management and key personnel on relevant policies;
  • Initiate and follow-up on litigation and/or defend Client in litigation filed by third parties as requested by the GC EU Commercial;
  • Close working alignment and interface with other support functions including regulatory, market access, medical, quality and pharmacovigilance;
  • Responsible for some administration tasks, for example update policies covering contracts & promotional activities;
  • Participate in and contribute to compliance or internal investigations/audits, in coordination with Group Compliance and Audit, relating to the EU HQ office activities;
  • Keep up to date with emerging legal trends in the EU region;
  • Contribute and advice on building and designing best legal practices and processes in the branded area.

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate


  • Law degree and (preferably) bar admittance in one EU jurisdiction;

Experience & Expertise:

  • No less than 6 year experience legal practice as in house counsel or in private practice in a top-tier law firm;
  • Dutch law experience, though other nationalities will be considered;
  • Solid knowledge of pharmaceutical industry (pharmaceutical or biotech industry) and its dynamic and customer needs;
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical market in NL and EU;
  • Fluency in English


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Self-starter with a proactive attitude and strong drive to achieve results;
  • Excellent team player who can work effectively across cultures and skill levels;
  • Sound experience in handling a high volume of activity involving multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Hands-on, flexible, and adaptable personality;
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel effectively from a legal and business perspective;
  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Able to work in a changing and flexible environment
  • Energetic, hardworking, and proven ability to deal positively when working within tight time pressure & demanding clients;

Culture Fit & Impact:

  • Strong moral and ethical compass, and embodiment of Client's core values;
  • Being proud to work in a company that improves health and contributes to people's wellbeing;
  • Caring about sustainable healthcare;

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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