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.
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
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 :
Leads with Integrity and Respect
Demonstrates Business Acumen
Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
Engages and Inspires
Coaches and Develops