PharmaScience Legal Counsel, Commercial Operations Full Time in Montréal, QC


Branch Montréal QC CA

Legal Counsel, Commercial Operations
Montréal, QC

Pharmascience is seeking a corporate/commercial lawyer with a background in all facets of corporate/commercial law and strong business acumen. This position…

Pharmascience is seeking a corporate/commercial lawyer with a background in all facets of corporate/commercial law and strong business acumen.
This position reports directly to the Senior Counsel, Commercial Operations. In this role, you will handle a broad spectrum of legal issues related to the company’s day-to-day business operations and
play a key role in supporting the various internal functional departments with their business initiatives with the goal of identifying and quantifying risks for the business, and where appropriate, helping mitigate such risks.

As a Counsel of Commercial operations, your primary duties & responsibilities will be
• Working collaboratively and creatively with internal clients by effectively rendering clear, practical and timely legal advice on complex issues/concepts
• 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
• Working with managers from different functional areas to draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide range of agreements, including clinical trial agreements; master service agreements; consulting agreements; manufacturing agreements; licensing and research collaboration agreements; and other strategic agreements for drug development, manufacture and supply, and commercialization
• Ensuring compliance with contractual agreements, company policies and applicable laws and regulations
• Assisting and advising the different business units from a legal standpoint with the structuring of various business initiatives
• Identifying legal issues, providing legal options and analysis of possible legal solutions, and giving recommendations for addressing critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met
• Working in close collaboration with the other members of the legal department
• Interacting from time to time with external counsel, advisors, external vendors, and business partners
• Keeping informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the organization, and assisting with the development of policies and training as needed
• Assisting in the development, drafting and implementation of standardized contracts, procedures and policies
• All other related tasks

Education and Training
•Member of the Quebec Bar

•3-5 years’ experience practicing corporate/commercial law in a law firm or in-house; a combination of experience practicing at a top tier firm
and in-house considered an asset.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Strong knowledge of corporate/commercial law is essential; knowledge of or experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry is considered an asset
• Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, and maintaining high quality and high standards
• Ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations
• Possess sound business and legal judgment
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative business relationships with key stakeholders
• Good conflict management and negotiation skills
• Maintain the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity
• Ability to manage a large portfolio and variety of projects and adapt to constant changing priorities
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English and in French (including contract drafting and writing skills) with the ability to interact effectively with executives and employees at all levels within the organization
• Ability to quickly understand the business and provide tailored legal advice in plain language
• Strong attentiveness to detail
• Exhibit initiative and assertiveness including the ability to work with minimal supervision
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Montreal, QC, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-11
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