Legal Counsel (m/f/d) EMEA

Full Time
Eckenheimer Landstraße 100, 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
Experienced Professional
July 08, 2024
Legal Counsel (m/f/d) EMEA

Merz Aesthetics is an international company in the field of aesthetic medicine. Our broad product portfolio is synonymous with top quality in each of their categories and is highly regarded by healthcare professionals worldwide. As Merz Aesthetics, we are part of the Merz Group with our EMEA headquarters located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Our global head office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Every day, more than 2,500 employees in 26 countries are committed to restoring and maintaining the skin's beauty. Would you like to become part of our success story? Then join Merz Aesthetics!

The following responsibilities are awaiting you:
  • You independently draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of agreements along the entire value chain of a pharmaceutical company such as CDAs, IT agreements, agencies, service providers, freelancers, HCP contracts, as well as marketing and distribution agreements

  • You are responsible for providing advice and support for marketing and medical projects and the release of promotional and medical material (B2B, B2C)

  • You also provide business-focused and reliable legal advice to internal stakeholders (e.g. distribution partner management, marketing, medical affairs or regulatory affairs) on various topics

  • In order to develop and present training and education on relevant legal topics or the use of existing templates, you identify training needs among business stakeholders 

  • You coordinate and manage external counsel as required for advice in several jurisdictions 

  • Your responsibility is also to establish and build good working relationships with internal clients based on mutual trust and respect and a comprehensive knowledge of the company's business, strategy and its needs and objectives  
  • Additionally, you recognize and analyse legal risks as well as the developing and implementation of legally and economically sensible problem solutions for their avoidance                     
What we expect from you:
  • Fully qualified Lawyer (German 'Volljurist*in) or equivalent education, preferably with bar exam (Germany): Rechtsanwält*in

  • At least 3-5 years' experience in law firm or industry, ideally in a pharmaceutical company

  • Preferably knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical device law

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German, if possible additional language

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and general affinity for IT

  • Skills in presenting complex issues tailored to the requirements of the target group

  • Expertise in drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex contracts

  • Business-oriented team player with intercultural competence, customer, and client focus as well as very good organizational skills
What you can expect from us:

Putting people first: You can expect to find an open work culture with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths at Merz Aesthetics. You will collaborate with colleagues from all around the globe. And if life takes an unexpected turn and you need help or advice, then you can always rely on our different internal and external support systems.

Family and work: Our employees should be able to reconcile their family and work commitments. That’s why you’ll find, for example, company day care centers at our locations. In the EMEA region, we have been awarded the “Top Employer” and “Great Place to Work” certifications for our outstanding HR policies and work culture.

Work-life harmony: Our time is precious; our daily routines individual. To help you reconcile work and leisure time with their conflicting demands, we have adopted contemporary flexible working time models. We offer you flex-working time and mobile working. Our employees also benefit from generous arrangements for annual leave.

Ongoing training: Your personal and professional development is the key to success for us. To foster this, we conduct regular development discussions and facilitate a wide range of management and specialist training courses, soft skills courses, e-learning courses, language courses and coaching sessions.

Find out more about our benefits at https://careers.merz-aesthetics.com.

We look forward to your application!

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