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Legal Counsel, Commercial at Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew


Mid Level

$106.000 - $179.000

27 Apr → 27 May


Job Description

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Provision of legal advice, support and contracting services to both US and Global teams with a focus on healthcare compliance, commercial contract drafting/review and negotiation
  • Identify, manage and mitigate legal risk and opportunity in business activities within US/Global commercial projects – development of bespoke contracts to support new healthcare/medtech product offerings and services
  • Strategic advice and support to US Recon & Robotics, Sports Medicine, Ambulatory Surgical Systems and ENT teams
  • Advise and support on complex R&D and NPD agreements and collaborations
  • Advise and support on technology agreements (software subscription, service and support, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS agreements, digital and virtual product and service agreements etc.)
  • Support on complex global goods and services agreements for Marketing, Professional Services, Operations, Direct, Indirect and IT Procurement functions
  • Legal support to functional teams (Finance, HR, Procurement, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Tax, Corporate, Compliance etc) as required
  • Supporting on M&A and integrations as required
  • Providing support for legal strategy, training, contract template development, key projects and initiatives as directed by the Global Commercial Legal team
  • Such other projects as may be delegated by Senior Director Global Commercial Legal
Required Qualifications/Experience:
  • JD/Bachelor degree from a well-respected institution
  • Licensed with 5+ years of experience in a law firm/in house
  • Life sciences and broad commercial transactional experience preferred
  • Would suit a candidate who is seeking a high degree of responsibility and development of client base/practice
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
Additional Skillset
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills for the candidate’s level of experience
  • Able to work autonomously within the role and operate at a professional level
  • A keen interest in and ability to understand the business, its strategies, its people and its organisational structures
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, both within and outside of Legal team.
  • Ability to work with and potentially manage paralegal workforce.
  • Strong time management skills coupled with an ability to manage both internal and external stakeholders
  • Good IT skills required
Smith+Nephew provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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