Celgene Senior Legal Advisor in Milan, Italy

Description

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

POSITION

Senior Legal Advisor

SUPERVISOR

Sr Director, Legal Advisor

DEPARTMENT

Legal

LOCATION

Milan, Italy

PREREQUISITES

Qualified lawyer with 10+ years experience, of which 6+ years of pharmaceutical law experience with a law firm, or pharmaceutical company.

Fluent English & Italian written and spoken

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The International Legal Department consists of 35 members based in Switzerland, the location of the international headquarters, as well as Germany, France, Spain and China.

The team supports our two franchises, Hematology/Oncology and Inflammation & Immunology, in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

The legal team supporting the Americas is primarily based in Summit, New Jersey where the corporate headquarters is located. Various projects including but not limited to data privacy, records management, third party due diligence and other healthcare compliance matters are the basis of global initiatives and collaboration within legal and cross-functionally.

The candidate will be a member of the Italian Management Team and will be responsible for supporting the Italian affiliate. As such the candidate will have strong leadership and communication skills, an ability to facilitate teamwork (cross-functionally within the business and within the Legal team) regardless of reporting structures, and will perform his or her role in a way that reinforces and demonstrates the Celgene Values, which are core to the culture of the company and the legal department.

The candidate should have solid experience working within the pharmaceutical industry, including expertise interpreting and applying legislation and regulations in Europe and in particular in Italy. Furthermore, the candidate shall be responsible for advising the business in a solution-oriented way on a variety of matters which may include:

  • Promotion, advertising and medical communication

  • Market Access and reimbursement

  • Regulatory and healthcare compliance matters

  • Data Privacy

  • Supply chain

  • Drug Safety and risk management programs, inspections and compliance

  • Collaborations with HCPs, Institutions, patient organizations, and third party vendors

  • Grants, sponsorships and donations

  • Compliance with the FCPA and other anti-bribery legislation, EFPIA guidance and Celgene’s code of conduct, corporate policies, SOPs and enforcement agency investigations

  • Clinical, pharmacovigilance and medical issues related to strategic research and development collaborations

Specific expertise in any of the above topics and a broader experience in the above is essential.

The successful candidate will identify and monitor the regulations that have relevance to the business and proactively advise on any changes which will impact the business. He/she will also participate in Farmaindustria Working Groups.

The candidate will also work closely and effectively with other members of the International Legal Department and will participate in regular meetings with colleagues either by teleconference/videoconference or face to face.

Routine agreements are managed through the International Legal department’s contracts group and the candidate shall work with the contracts team to facilitate the local affiliate team’s understanding of contracts processes and compliance with applicable laws so that appropriate contracts are in place. The candidate will also support the Contracts Team in the improvement of templates to ensure they contain appropriate language to address legal and corporate requirements.

The candidate will monitor legislative and code of conduct developments and will ensure relevant developments are taken care of in the affiliates. The candidate will prepare and deliver training on relevant matters to all areas of the business.

A dynamic working environment requires the ability to prioritize while maintaining a high quality of performance. Candidate shall be an effective communicator, have strong interpersonal skills, work as a team player, have the ability to work in a demanding and fast-changing environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team are required. This role requires an operational and strategic engagement with the local, regional and global teams.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Strong Experience working with Italian pharmaceutical laws and regulations. Experience working with Italian laws and regulations will be an advantage.

  • Qualified Italian lawyer with 10+ years of post-qualification experience required, with at least 6+years within a pharmaceutical or healthcare company or a life sciences department of a legal firm.

  • Preferably a degree in biological sciences.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Italian.

  • Strong identification with Celgene’s values.

  • Flexibility to travel regionally 20% of the time depending on business needs.

COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE