Head of Legal and Compliance

For an international, mid-sized pharmaceutical company we are looking for an experienced lawyer with a Swiss Bar Exam or an equivalent foreign qualification. To enjoy and to be successful in this broad generalist role you are a passionate, energetic, entrepreneurial thinking, hands-on lawyer with exceptional people skills who thrives in an international environment.

You will be directly reporting to the CEO and closely collaborate with senior management. The client offers an interesting career development perspective in a multicultural environment and an attractive compensation package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day legal support on all operational issuse and advise on, draft and negotiate a wide variety of pharma specific commercial contracts in particular but not limited to Co-Promotion, Co-Marketing and Co-Development Agreements, Distribution, In- and Out-licensing, Supply, Purchase and Lease Agreements
  • Actively establish  solid working relationships with the international management team
  • Advise on Corporate Governance and Compliance matters and handle the Corporate Housekeeping
  • Actively manage outside counsel

Key Qualifications

  • Swiss Bar Exam or equivalent foreign qualification
  • At least 5 to 8 years of solid, practical experience gained in the Life Science Industry or in a Law Firm supporting Life Science Industry clients
  • Fluent in English and ideally in German

Key Competencies

  • Self starter with a hands-on, entrepreneurial approach and commercial acumen
  • Strong people skills and ability to gain trust and build sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Team player with the ability and motivation to work independently in a multi-cultural, dynamic and international setting
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • Persistence and ability to prioritize
  • Well-organized, trustworthy and reliable
  • Focused and distinct attention to detail

If you are interested to work in an international, flexible and dynamic team and feel at ease wearing different hats we are looking forward to receiving your application and motivation letter. For further questions please do not hesitate to contact Bettina Egli by email on be@belegaltax.com.