Associate Corporate Counsel

at Biomerieux , Inc.
Location Durham, NC
Date Posted November 8, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

World leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 43 countries and more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l'Etoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture.

We look for candidates whose motivation is to invest in themselves, in the projects of the future, and to participate in a collective adventure led by a pioneering spirit.

We have the commitment to offer our collaborators a working environment which encourages team spirit, with priority given to training and development with international career opportunities.

The bioMérieux Legal Department is a dynamic team engaged in a wide variety of projects at many levels of the organization. The Associate Corporate Counsel position is an integral part of that environment where practicality, communication and collegiality are necessary components.

The Associate Corporate Counsel position will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel - Americas and will be expected to provide a broad range of legal analysis, services, support and counsel, primarily in the areas of commercial contracts in addition to other general corporate and compliance matters, including:

Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of transactional matters, with a primary focus on supporting of the Purchasing Department (i.e. supply of direct and indirect goods and services, including professional services agreements, SaaS and technology licensing agreements, and confidentiality agreements);Partnering with Purchasing Department to support designated business partners, understanding operations and procurement needs, and assisting in establishment and maintenance of supplier relationships;Partnering with the Clinical Affairs Department to support ongoing clinical trials, operations and needs; Involvement with business development and M&A activities, including due diligence, maintenance of legal databases and handling document control matters; Supporting administration of corporate governance matters for bioMérieux, Inc. and other bioMérieux corporate entities in the Americas region;
Advising on the interpretation of legal documents and applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides practical legal advice while properly managing risk to the organization; Leading special projects as assigned and participating in cross-functional teams and committees while demonstrating leadership ability to colleagues and business partners; Working closely with other members in the Legal Department to ensure consistency in approach across areas of the overall business and providing support for areas outside of his/her primary areas of responsibility as needed (including some exposure to compliance, employment, import/export, FCPA, regulatory, bankruptcy, real estate, environmental, etc.); Staying abreast of and advising on changes in laws/regulations and industry trends affecting bioMérieux and its business, and assisting with development of policies and training as needed;Exposure to and a general understanding of intellectual property law and concepts, including licenses and technology issues; Management of outside counsel.

Required Qualifications and Skills

Law degree (JD) and admission (in good standing) to a state bar. Strong academic record and excellent organization, communication and writing skills.two (2) - four (4) years of law firm and/or corporate legal experience.Ability to independently and effectively manage a substantial workload in cooperation with and support of other attorneys on a variety of time-sensitive legal matters.Professionalism, confidence and ability to strike a balance between ambition and humility. Flexible ‘can do' approach.Excellent communication skills and credibility so as to interact effectively and influence management at all levels.Strategic legal thinking and capability of arriving at practical legal solutions.
Exposure to and a general understanding of data privacy law, trends and concepts, including HIPAA and GDPR issues;
Commercially-minded and solution-oriented with an ability to analyze legal situations, understand the facts and the client's business position and efficiently assimilate information from a variety of sources.Genuine desire to work in a global business environment that involves broad cultural variety, with a high level of enthusiasm for diversity of work.Prior experience in the healthcare device industry and/or software industry is a plus but not essential.Some travel required (less than 25%)

The bioMérieux Legal Department is a dynamic team engaged in a wide variety of projects at many levels of the organization. The Associate Corporate Counsel position is an integral part of that environment where practicality, communication and collegiality are necessary components.

The Associate Corporate Counsel position will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel - Americas and will be expected to provide a broad range of legal analysis, services, support and counsel, primarily in the areas of commercial contracts in addition to other general corporate and compliance matters, including:

Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of transactional matters, with a primary focus on supporting of the Purchasing Department (i.e. supply of direct and indirect goods and services, including professional services agreements, SaaS and technology licensing agreements, and confidentiality agreements);Partnering with Purchasing Department to support designated business partners, understanding operations and procurement needs, and assisting in establishment and maintenance of supplier relationships;Partnering with the Clinical Affairs Department to support ongoing clinical trials, operations and needs; Involvement with business development and M&A activities, including due diligence, maintenance of legal databases and handling document control matters; Supporting administration of corporate governance matters for bioMérieux, Inc. and other bioMérieux corporate entities in the Americas region;
Advising on the interpretation of legal documents and applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides practical legal advice while properly managing risk to the organization; Leading special projects as assigned and participating in cross-functional teams and committees while demonstrating leadership ability to colleagues and business partners; Working closely with other members in the Legal Department to ensure consistency in approach across areas of the overall business and providing support for areas outside of his/her primary areas of responsibility as needed (including some exposure to compliance, employment, import/export, FCPA, regulatory, bankruptcy, real estate, environmental, etc.); Staying abreast of and advising on changes in laws/regulations and industry trends affecting bioMérieux and its business, and assisting with development of policies and training as needed;Exposure to and a general understanding of intellectual property law and concepts, including licenses and technology issues; Management of outside counsel.

Required Qualifications and Skills

Law degree (JD) and admission (in good standing) to a state bar. Strong academic record and excellent organization, communication and writing skills.two (2) - four (4) years of law firm and/or corporate legal experience.Ability to independently and effectively manage a substantial workload in cooperation with and support of other attorneys on a variety of time-sensitive legal matters.Professionalism, confidence and ability to strike a balance between ambition and humility. Flexible ‘can do' approach.Excellent communication skills and credibility so as to interact effectively and influence management at all levels.Strategic legal thinking and capability of arriving at practical legal solutions.
Exposure to and a general understanding of data privacy law, trends and concepts, including HIPAA and GDPR issues;
Commercially-minded and solution-oriented with an ability to analyze legal situations, understand the facts and the client's business position and efficiently assimilate information from a variety of sources.Genuine desire to work in a global business environment that involves broad cultural variety, with a high level of enthusiasm for diversity of work.Prior experience in the healthcare device industry and/or software industry is a plus but not essential.Some travel required (less than 25%)

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA

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