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Legal Counsel

Company: Horizon Pharma
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.Position Summary:The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal support on a wide range of Horizon's commercial and research and development activities. While the principal focus of the role will be to support commercial and research & development contracting, including trade, managed care, and clinical trial-related agreements, the successful candidate will also support other matters relating to Horizon's business as may be requested and ideally would have experience in other areas such as privacy, property and corporate governance-related issues.Responsibilities:The principal scope of this position relates to providing legal support on a wide range of Horizon's commercial and research and development activities. The successful candidate will partner with leaders in the commercial and R&D organizations to ensure that contracting needs are met and handled in a manner that is consistent with company requirements, applicable regulations, and good business practices. The responsibilities for this position will be broad, and will include the provision of legal support on a range of matters encompassing, but not limited to, the following:* Commercial contracting, including trade, managed care, and marketing matters.* Research and development contracting, including clinical operations documents (e.g. ICFs, letters of indemnity, powers of attorney), clinical trial agreements, and other related contracts and documents.* Counseling on general commercial and research and development-related issues.* Managing various contracting responsibilities, including drafting, negotiation, management as well as oversight of contracts database.* Privacy.* Ability to lead conversations and meetings with internal and external customers with respect to the negotiation and execution of contracts and related document reviews.Qualifications and Skills Required:The successful candidate should ideally possess the following skills/attributes:* Excellent academic record including a third-level degree in Law or a related discipline.* A professionally qualified attorney, ideally with 6 or more years of practice experience in private practice on in-house positions.* Commercial and research and development (including clinical document review) contracting experience preferred.* Previous life sciences or healthcare experience preferred.* Must have demonstrable commercial acumen and the ability to assume an increasingly demanding portfolio of work over time.* Candidates coming directly from private practice or those who are currently working in an in-house role in the industry are equally eligible to apply for this role.Horizon Core Values & Competencies:Growth* Manages Ambiguity* Strategic Mindset* Demonstrates Self-awareness* Cultivates Innovation* Develops TalentAccountability* Drives Results* Ensures Accountability* Decision QualityTransparency* Courage* Collaboration* Instills TrustHorizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Horizon Pharma, Arlington Heights , Legal Counsel, Legal , Deerfield, Illinois

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