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Senior Director Corporate Counsel Global Tech Ops

Department: Legal
Location: Incyte Biosciences Technical Operations Sàrl - Yverdon

Role Summary  

This Senior Director, Corporate Counsel role is responsible for providing general legal and compliance support to the Global Technical Operations (“GTO”) business unit at Incyte. In particular, this role will be a key member of the Yverdon Bioplant Leadership Team and the Global Technical Operations legal team (based in the United States). The position will initially be based in Yverdon, Switzerland and will report to the Executive Director, Corporate General Counsel – Global Technical Operations.

 The successful candidate will primarily provide general legal and compliance support to the biologics development and commercial functional areas within the Global Technical Operations (“GTO”) business unit at Incyte.   Depending on skills and experience, the candidate may also support other functional areas within GTO.

 This role presents an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated legal and compliance professional with a background and interest in the pharmaceutical industry who enjoys working in a dynamic and supportive environment. The role will offer excellent exposure to a wide range of legal and business matters and is well-suited for an individual who is flexible, open minded, eager to learn and willing to be an active contributor to a high performing team in a fast-growing company.

 Duties and Responsibilities  

  •  Lead legal counsel for GTO’s biologics development and commercial manufacturing functional areas, including support for its internal and external manufacturing and supply networks
  •  Drafting and negotiation of business contracts
  •  Provision of legal counsel to the Quality Assurance function to ensure that legal aspects of key GxP-related agreements and projects are considered and that compliance risks are well managed
  •  Provision of clear, pragmatic and high quality legal and compliance advice on a wide range of business activities relating to the GTO business
  •  Play an active role as a member of the Yverdon Bioplant Leadership Team and participate in Leadership Team meetings to deliver legal and compliance training and input related to the bioplant activities 
  •  Participate in Global Technical Operations Compliance Committee meetings 
  •  Implement policies, procedures and trainings to support compliance with corporate compliance initiatives, data privacy laws, GxP and HSE regulations  
  •  Key contributor to the evolution of the legal and compliance framework at new bioplant manufacturing facility
  •  Contribute positively to a strong culture of business integrity and ethics
  •  May provide legal support to other functional areas /projects within GTO, taking into account skills, experience and interests
  •  Flexibility and ability to travel up to 20%, including travel to the European HQ located in Morges, Switzerland 


 •     Legal education from a recognized university and in possession of relevant qualifications to practice law in Switzerland

•     Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in a law firm (life sciences/healthcare) or in-house at a multinational life sciences/healthcare/pharmaceutical company

•     Broad knowledge of product development, manufacturing and supply chain operations in a pharmaceutical company, as well as the statutes, regulations and guidance documents applicable to these activities (e.g., GxP, Swiss, EU and US FDA Regulations)

  •  Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical content in a convincing way to non-legal audiences
  •  Experienced and adept at navigating international, multi-lingual, and cross-functional organizational matrices
  •  Solid knowledge of privacy regulations in EU
  •  Excellent analytical and organizational skills with a flexible mindset and can-do attitude
  •  Exceptional judgment and maturity; capable of properly assessing risks and proposing successful solutions, knowing when to escalate matters, and capable of taking a firm stand when necessary
  •  Self-aware person who can prioritize and delegate work effectively and successfully manage customer expectations
  •  Ability to identify and implement effective and innovative system- or process-level improvements to drive efficiency
  •  Proactive “self-starter” who is results-oriented and capable of taking the lead on projects to drive clear and timely outcomes
  •  Solid business acumen, gained through professional training or prior experience
  •  Ability to work in a fast paced and highly regulated environment
  •  Ethical and respectful of others
  •  Fluency in French and English is required.


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Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.

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