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Legal Counsel Pharmaceutical Industry - English (m/f/d), France


Established in 2004, our HR consulting firm specializes in the recruitment of Franco-German and european profiles. Based in France and Germany, but also in Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and in the UK, our consultants assist jobseekers with coaching, salary evaluation or the preparation of their application (resume and cover letter).

Our client is a world leader in several specialized technologies including hazardous and cryogenic chemistries and industrial scale chromatography. Headquartered in Lyon, they operate five manufacturing and R&D sites in France and Germany which benefit from a strong regulatory track record and end-to-end clinical to commercial capabilities. The business has over 1,000 employees globally. I order to support the legal department, we are looking for a:

Legal Counsel Pharmaceutical Industry, English, France (m/w/d)


You will provide transactional support to the business in an international setting and help manage legal and compliance risks across the Group. Your main focus will be on client and supply agreements for the CDMO business.

Main tasks

  • Negotiation, drafting and monitoring of contracts, predominantly in English, related to the Group's activity (development of processes, manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediaries, customer contracts, outsourcing and other supply arrangements, capital investments, partnership or collaboration agreements, agent and distributor contracts, license agreements, etc.);
  • Advisory role and support to operational staff at all levels (up to BU President) on local and international legal issues and the interpretation of contractual documents;
  • Manage with the help of external counsel pre-litigation and litigation with suppliers, customers or other partners;
  • In relation with cross-functional teams, participation in M&A transactions and other strategic projects;
  • Training of operational teams and management on legal and compliance issues (anti-corruption, data privacy, export controls, conflicts of interest, etc.);
  • Drafting and management of standard templates and procedures as well as oversight of Group contracts database;
  • You will work closely with external lawyers and various departments in France, Germany and abroad.


  • A post-graduate law degree in business law (Master’s degree, LLM, J.D.)
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a comparable position in the field of contract manufacturing and/or pharmaceuticals and/or chemicals;
  • Excellent English language skills, French/Italian/German would be a major plus;
  • Team player with the willingness to always move forward proactively;
  • High level of commitment, analytical and entrepreneurial thinking and the ability to work on a wide variety of high-priority topics in parallel;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and strong ability to adjust to and succeed in different cultures;
  • Willingness to work on complex international projects and expand experience in the Life Science industry.

Supporting the Chief Legal Officer based in Lyon, France. Location flexible for the right candidate.


Offer archived at 24/02/2022