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POSITION SUMMARY:The Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and support for a wide range of substantive legal issues and in particular will support day-to-day oversight, coordination and management of a variety of contracts for the organization. The Corporate Counsel also serves as liaison to outside attorneys.
This position oversees, reviews, drafts and negotiates a variety of contracts across a diverse group of customers and vendors.
Advise clients on the various legal risks, business strategies, and other issues related to commercial opportunities, professional service engagements and other projects.
Review, structure, draft and negotiate commercial, procurement, licensing, technology development and professional services agreements in accordance with the company's policies.
Negotiate agreements that comply with company policies and risk tolerance.
Advise Quality Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Risk Management, Facilities, Operations, Sales, Information Technology, Engineering, Management, Finance and other company departments, on an as-needed basis, on the legal issues and risks, complex deal structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures, IP and negotiation strategy.
Respond promptly to legal requests from Quality Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Risk Management, Facilities, Operations, Sales, Information Technology, Engineering, Management, Finance and other internal clients.
Preparation of standard templates for recurring commercial transactions and to address new business models or legal and business requirements.
Counseling business/sales clients and ensuring best practices in various legal areas such as antitrust, open source issues, intellectual property protection, contract law, and others.
Review requests for proposals/tender documents and preparing comments with respect to the commercial terms and conditions.
Assist with corporate compliance for all contract engagements.
Provide advice with respect to issues and potential claims that arise in the course of performance of contracts and projects.
Develop training modules, presentations and other materiel on legal issues of importance to internal stakeholders and provide such information and training upon request.
Propose, organize, manage and complete department projects either individually or as a member of a team as periodically required.
Provide legal support to the business in other substantive areas of the law as assigned.
PHYSICAL & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Limited travel
Education: Law Degree from an accredited law school in the United States and minimum of 6 years of experience in a law firm, ideally providing commercial and transactional support.
Experience: 6-8 Years
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Dependability, attention to detail with strong organizational and time management skills a must.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player.
Must be able to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
Strong work ethic and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent office and computer skills.
Proven negotiation skills.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the pharmaceutical industry.
International experience and foreign language ability is a plus.
About West Pharmaceuticals
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2015 sales of $1.4 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 110 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.