Senior Counsel
Cham, Switzerland
vor 13 Std.

The Senior Counsel will be an important member of the Legal and Compliance Department, providing direct support to one of our Assistant General Counsels and to the Company’s Softgel & Oral Technologies business unit.

This attorney will provide support as needed to other department personnel on a wide variety of matters, including assistance in negotiating and documenting many types of commercial and other relationships in the EU region.

From time to time, this may include legal advice and support on business disputes, personnel matters, and real estate issues, as well as legal training for the region’s business development team.

The attorney will liaise as needed with other support and business functions to resolve issues.

This position will be based in Cham.

The role

  • Draft, review, analyze, structure, and negotiate terms and conditions, manufacturing, packaging, nutritional / pharmaceutical development, purchase, supply, license, and master service agreements
  • Advise regional personnel with respect to compliance policies, customer and vendor relations, contract matters, regulatory issues
  • Assist in merger and acquisition activity relating to the EU region
  • Assist in corporate governance activity relating to the EU region
  • Provide general advice to senior management of the region and other regional managers on a day-to-day basis
  • Special assignments and projects
  • Provide advice and guidance for the accomplishment of the overall business objectives of the region in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and avoidance of unacceptable risks
  • Provide informed cost-benefit analysis when identifying risks
  • Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the BU’s business and its people, products, technology, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors in order to identify trends and formulate business and legal structures and strategies accordingly
  • Ensure that all regional activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable legal requirements worldwide and internal policies and procedures
  • Make presentations to Company personnel on legal issues as needed
  • Supervise paralegals and junior attorneys, including training and mentoring as appropriate
  • The candidate

  • Master degree in law
  • Able to practice (to the extent required) as an in-house lawyer in Switzerland
  • Minimum of 3 years of transactional / commercial law experience with a combination of large law firms and / or in-house pharmaceutical experience
  • Solid judgment, particularly in determining the significance of legal matters and when to elevate them to more senior department personnel and effectively measuring and minimizing risks
  • Strong organizational skills in order to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to synthesize complex legal issues to essential elements for clients throughout the organization with different abilities and responsibilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively with personnel at many different levels throughout the Company and with our customers and other business partners
  • Ability to independently manage numerous projects to favorable resolution or conclusion
  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity of confidential and sensitive information and credibility within the organization
  • Enthusiasm and self-starter qualities enabling the attorney to manage responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency;
  • the ability to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

    What we offer

  • Catalent is the leading global provider of development sciences and manufacturing platforms for medicines, including biotherapeutics;
  • cell and gene therapies; and consumer health products

  • This position has clear growth opportunities and career progression
  • The position involves extensive direct contact with members of the legal department worldwide and senior business personnel in the business unit and at our customers and business partners
  • Attractive salary and benefits
  • Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development :

  • Delivers Results
  • Leads with Integrity and Respect
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires
  • Coaches and Develops
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