Amgen Counsel - Legal Head, Brazil in São Paulo, Brazil
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Educational and Professional Requirements: Law degree from recognized university. Qualification to practice law in Brazil.
Experience Required: A minimum of 5 years of law practice at a top law firm and/or experience working in a legal department of a multinational company (including training period). Experience in the life sciences/healthcare sector is strongly preferred but, if lacking, experience in other regulated industries would be considered.
Reporting: The Counsel will be part of the International Legal Group (ILG), which is based in Zug, Switzerland, and will report to a more senior member of that group based in Zug or elsewhere.
Responsibilities : The Counsel will be responsible for day-to-day legal matters associated with Amgen's operations in Brazil. This dynamic position will provide broad based legal support services to Amgen's commercial, medical, regulatory and related business functions, including Amgen's wholly owned generics business Laboratório Químico Farmacêutico Bergamo Ltda. This role serves as an important advisor to the General Manager and extended senior management team in Brazil.
This person will work closely with other members of the ILG team located throughout Latin America and elsewhere, as well as with outside counsel.
This person will also have responsibility for managing Amgen Brazil's Sr. Associate Counsel.
Examples of specific responsibilities include:
General Business Support
Advise on all aspects of general Amgen and Bergamo business-related matters
Draft and/or review commercial agreements
Review advertising and promotion materials and activities
Provide advice and prepare relevant documents with external counsel in connection with litigation and other dispute resolution matters, such as labor claims Compliance
Advise on general compliance matters related to appropriate interactions with health care professionals and government officials
Participation on local grants, donations and other committees Regulatory/R&D/Medical Affairs Support
Experience in the laws and regulations related to the filing and promotion of pharmaceutical products in Brazil
Review clinical trial agreements and Informed Consent Forms
Draft and/or review medical affairs agreements, including Consultancy Services Agreements, Advisory Board Agreements, Confidential Disclosure Agreements and Steering Committee Agreements Corporate Administration
Build and keep Corporate Calendar up to date
Draft and review Board of Directors and/or Shareholders meeting minutes
Keep up to date internal register, powers of attorney and related corporate documents
Keep Company fact sheet up to date
Advise on various corporate administration matters Administrative Matters
Manage external counsel (i.e. ensure outside counsel retention policy is respected, that all queries are managed or supervised by legal, etc.)
Budget: monitor costs vs. estimates; proper invoicing Other Basic Qualifications:
Native-level fluency in Portuguese, and full professional fluency in English
Excellent personal and communication skills
Ability to manage competing priorities and provide high level of services across multiple stakeholders
Ability to operate both independently and as part of a larger in-house legal group
Judgment, maturity and organizational skills