Job ID R-398742 Date posted 03/06/2021 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

Assistant General Counsel - EMEA

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Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

The Law Group at BD

The mission is to be a preeminent organization, emulated by our peers and universally regarded as best-in-class. We provide solutions-oriented legal support that is timely and cost-effective to appropriately manage risk, enable growth and innovation and achieve BD’s business objectives in a manner that is consistent with our core values.

About the role

As Assistant General Counsel - EMEA, you lead the Law Group’s partnership with the businesses, countries and functions in Central & Eastern Europe (“C&EE”). You manage and supervise the legal affairs of BD and its subsidiaries in C&EE, including, but not limited to, contracts and other commercial matters, litigation, corporate housekeeping, compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the Company’s operations, and the monitoring of relevant legislative and regulatory developments. You manage the BD Law Group attorney in Moscow and have general oversight of the work of external law firms.

We are looking for a leader who will develop a mutually supportive relationship with business leaders, supervise and guide litigation and conflict resolution, act as guarantor/mentor on policy and values issues, help ensure a compliance and ethics-based legal support environment as well as contribute to Company and Law Group initiatives.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Partnering strategically with internal clients
  • Embracing and exemplifying BD’s core values
  • Managing and balancing risk appropriately
  • Focusing on BD’s customers, taking ownership of client relationships and work

About you

Qualified in Germany, you bring strong experience as in-house counsel in international companies and deep expertise in business counselling and relevant legal practice areas. Ideally, you have experience in the medtech industry or in a regulated sector.

A strong people leader, you have a collaborative approach, an inclusive behaviour and a servant leadership approach. You are also an excellent communicator with integrity, honesty and a proven capacity to take stands and defend positions as well as lead others to do the same. Thanks to your highly developed eye for business, you take a strategic approach to problem solving, proactively identify risks and opportunities and strive for continuous improvement.

Other key attributes include:

  • Experience of negotiating and drafting international commercial contracts
  • Up-to-date knowledge of international trade and export control laws
  • Experience of risk, issue, and organisational change
  • Willingness to travel internationally to meet business requirements
  • Proficiency in English and German. Knowledge of other languages an advantage.

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Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.

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