Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines.
Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
For our EPD Business we are looking for a :
We are looking for a Paralegal OR Senior Paralegal in Commercial or L&A)
Mission Statement :
Senior Paralegal works closely with the Legal Directors & Legal Counsels in Licensing and Acquisitions and Operations.
Senior Paralegal provides support to the Secretary of the Board of Directors (DVP & Associate General Counsel) and to other Abbott Commercial Lawyers.
Senior Paralegal acts as liaison between outside counsels, external and internal clients requesting information, quotes, licenses and / or contracts including PoAs and CDAs;
Senior Paralegal is involved and provides support to internal projects.
Tasks / Responsibilities :
Drafting, review and negotiation of low to medium complex contracts / quotes (such as Services Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Licensing and Supply Agreements, CDAs), statements of work, amendments and terminations independently or in collaboration with Legal Directors & Legal Counsels, Licensing and Acquisitions, Commercial and Operations;
Negotiate PoAs and CDAs including standard terms and conditions through resolution directly with internal clients and outside partners;
complex issues will be escalated to Senior Paralegal or Legal Directors / Legal Counsels, Licensing and Acquisitions and Commercial & Operations;
Manage the internal approval process (distribution within relevant business departments);
Manage the internal check request process ensuring all necessary documentation is completed; routing of local approvals, etc
Prepare Project Update Report including but not limited to ongoing and new projects, contracts, litigation ensuring information is up to date and accurate;
update for Legal Directors / Legal Counsel, Licensing and Acquisitions, and distribution of reports to appropriate team members;
Assist Secretary of the Board in the preparation and execution of Board of Directors and General Assembly of Shareholders Meetings and internal legal affairs;
Prepare Board Resolutions;
Supervises the improvement and maintenance of a filing system to ensure the protection of original contracts and backup documentation;
Prepare, maintain and supervise a docking / tracking system for all Licensing and Acquisitions projects ensuring information is up to date and accurate for Legal Directors / Legal Counsels, Licensing and Acquisitions, and distribution of reports to appropriate team members
Maintains the overview on timelines and deliverables in all assigned projects;
Format and re-view documents with attention to grammar and spelling;
Respond to request from internal and external auditors;
Organize the notarization of documents / contracts;
Acting as liaison with local authorities, like Register of Commerce;
Maintain compliance with Abbott Corporate policies;
Assist Legal Directors / Legal Counsels, Licensing and Acquisitions in due diligence preparation and procedure;
Supervises the Contract Management and related searching / administrative tasks.
Contract Management and related tasks;
Review of consents, declarations, notices and certificates for different legal and regulatory purposes.
Support on requests relating to notarization, Embassy legalization and request for extract of Trade Register.
Training to operating division on legal matters.
Supports Medical Affairs, Marketing, Marketing Insights and Markets Access with daily legal queries.
Legal education background,
Bachelor Degree in Law and / or paralegal certification.
Minimum 4-6 years of overall work experience as a
Lawyer / Legal assistant / Paralegal
Pharma In-house experience desirable
Experience in Contract Management
Project management experience
Fluency in English (verbal and written);
Working Knowledge of French and / or German is a plus.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong, collaborative working relationships;
Excellent time management with strong attention to detail and follow up skills;
Organization and project management
Ability to handle a high volume of work and manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision;
Ability to work with multiple cross functional internal groups as well as external partners;
Excellent organizational skills with ability to establish processes / systems from the ground up;
Ability to lead by influence, to design, review and improve systems and processes;
The ability to analyze legal documents for accuracy;
Attitude / Behavior
Flexibility and endurance
Willingness to learn
Cultural diversity aware
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