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Corporate Counsel Commercial - Biopharma (US - Remote)

Company: Avantor
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryWork directly as a business partner with commercial team colleagues to provide legal support for high volume of complex commercial contracts in the life sciences, chemical and distribution industries. Provide advice and assistance regarding legal interpretations and analysis of the legal and regulatory risk of contracts.MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly as a business partner with commercial team colleagues to provide legal support for high volume of complex commercial contracts
  • Provide advice and assistance regarding legal interpretations and analysis of the legal and regulatory risk of contracts
  • Collaborate with global colleagues on corporate policies, training and other initiatives
  • Assist in developing creative solutions for commercial issues and disputes
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies
  • Work closely with the company's contract administration team throughout the contracting process and provide supervision as necessary
  • Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
    • JD from an accredited law school, with strong academic credentials
    • Current bar admission required (Pennsylvania preferred)
    • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience at a law firm, in-house legal department, or a combination of both, with at least five (5) years of in-house experience preferred
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience drafting, reviewing, revising and negotiating complex contracts, including customer, supplier, service, quality, consignment, toll manufacturing, intellectual property licensing and joint development agreements, in an in-house setting, preferably with a large, global, publicly traded company
    • Experience in the chemical, distribution and/or life sciences industries
    • Understanding of legal review requirements for marketing materials and product claims
    • Valid work authorization meeting federal regulatory compliance requirements applicable to our business.
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree in biochemistry or chemical engineering preferredKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
      • High integrity, with a commitment to upholding Avantor's values of innovation, customer centricity, accountability, respect, and excellence
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to impact and influence at all levels of an organization
      • Exceptional analytical, drafting, legal research, writing, and organizational skills, plus focused attention to detail
      • Strong and effective judgment, and ability to present ideas logically
      • Client-focused and confident, with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to interact with senior business leaders, as well as vendors, customers and other third parties
      • Ability to resolve conflict, overcome resistance and facilitate consensus
      • Flexibility to adapt to new Company priorities, processes, initiatives, and risk tolerance, and the ability to offer practical, compliance-oriented solutions
      • Collaborative approach necessary for working in a global organization
      • Ability to work independently and handle complex and sophisticated legal matters with minimal supervision
      • Ability to handle multiple priorities within tight deadlines and prioritize workload in a manner that best serves the needs of the business
      • Willing to learn new areas of business and the lawENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
        • Remote US-based work position
        • Potential for occasional in-person office meetings; office environment has adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level
        • Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than ten (10) lbs.DISCLAIMER:
          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
          Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Virginia Beach , Corporate Counsel Commercial - Biopharma (US - Remote), Legal , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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