Senior Legal Manager Ciudad de México
Pharmaceuticals Segment- Janssen
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.
g., multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel disease and psoriasis), neuroscience (e.
g., schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g., HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.
g., diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-
by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency.
Position Description :
Senior Legal Manager reporting directly to the Johnson & Johnson Law Department, will be part of a team providing dedicated support as part of Janssen Mexico Law Department Team, providing effective and efficient contract review and world class negotiation support for the sourcing activities that are delivered to the Johnson & Johnson businesses.
As a Senior Legal Manager, you will :
Be the Primary business lawyer that will provide broad legal counsel and general legal guidance at the senior management team level and also at operational team level for Janssen Mexico operations,.
Be responsible for providing strategic and operational legal advice and counsel in all areas of law (except Labor issues), so as to support the pharma business and help them achieve their goals, while protecting the company’s rights, interests and reputation.
Be responsible for managing the contract processes, including the strategic ones and the everyday agreements, and keeping the various contract templates up to date.
The types of contracts could include (but are not limited to) master services agreements, distribution agreements, consulting agreements, market research and outcomes research agreements, confidentiality agreements, HCC related agreements, and other general agreements within the Commercial and / or Corporate functions.
Actively participate in identifying best practices and support strategic initiatives while partnering with other functional and / or commercial areas.
Conduct training and perform monitoring activities and audits (internal and external scope).
Partner with other members of the Law Department, the broader Procurement community, Finance, Health Care Compliance, Global Clinical Operations and internal business partners, including senior management, as appropriate, in continued efforts to streamline contract related processes as well as integrate templates in an effort to improve turnaround times to an increasing client base.
Review and negotiating agreements, including review of redlines and providing related support for the business / categories aligned to the position throughout the contracting process
Identify and address training for other commercial contracting related needs of internal business partners on an as needed basis, including the community of contract champions within the Supplier Contracting Services team.
Facilitate internal contract approval and stakeholder negotiation to resolve complex issues and assist in disputes (escalating complex legal and factual issues to the appropriate internal parties, e.
g. Health Care Compliance, Privacy, Johnson & Johnson Law Department).
Be Liaison with HCC in compliance matters and Procurement, both in a daily basis and performing investigations and audits.
Handle corporate governance functions (board and shareholders annual meetings, power of attorneys issuance) and the relationship with notaries.
Manage the relationship with Law Firms, being able, either to evaluate litigation strategies and to perform administrative activities (control the contracts, the authorization of invoices, register Law firms for procurement purposes, receive periodic and annual reports)
Assist on brand protection initiatives including trademark support and counterfeit & grey market enforcement activities.
Advise business on its copy clearance materials, regulatory materials and internet-related activities
It requires a team-oriented, solutions-focused and agile business partner who will work with a hands-on approach to extensive and complex legal issues
Significant litigation experience is preferred
Strong ability to design, develop and lead strategic and process improvement initiatives are preferred
Strong team working skills, relationship management, interpersonal, communication (both written and spoken), negotiation and organizational skills are required
Strong business acumen, analytical skills and problem solving ability are require
Strong leadership skills : ability to lead and manage cross functional teams is require
Capable of drafting complex contract terms and conditions, attention to detail, reviewing contracts for conformity to policies and identifying and assessing risks is required
Actively participate in discussions and decisions, and proactively provide legal counsel, strategic guidance and value-
added support to the leadership of Janssen Mexico business
Possess the communications and other skills in order to be able to positively influence management to make well considered decisions and achieve compliant growth.
Provide sound guidance on and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations applicable to the operations of Janssen Mexico, including any relevant industry codes, and train business partners on relevant areas of law.
Challenge the status quo and proactively take leadership of various innovative initiatives, connect relevant stakeholders, shape the strategy, and deliver outcomes satisfactory to stakeholders in a timely manner
Collaborate with business partners and health care compliance function to reinforce Credo based decision making in every critical business decision.
Key Qualifications :
Lawyer degree from a nationally recognized university.
License to practice law in Mexico.
At least 8 years of relevant legal experience since qualification - including a mix of law firm and in-house experience and preference will be given to candidates with pharma experience.
Experience doing legal work in the pharma industries preferred.
Litigation background preferred.
Fluent in written and spoken English.