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Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporate Counsel BIO in Boston, Massachusetts

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Pharma Services Group (PSG) Legal Team the Corporate Counsel BIO is responsible for delivery of high-quality commercial/business legal and compliance advice and transactional support to the BIO Business Unit of the Drug Substance Division (DSD). This position reports to the Lead Counsel, DSD and can be based remotely from the US, Canada or Europe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal support to the BIO Business Unit within DSD/PSG (currently comprised of St. Louis, MO; Princeton, NJ, Groningen, The Netherlands, Brisbane, Australia and Lengnau, Switzerland)

  • Establishes effective collaborative working relationships with the BU- and Site Leadership Teams, Business Management, Sales, Operations, Quality and other functions, to provide timely advice on commercial/business/compliance legal matters as they arise

  • Collaborates with the PSG Commercial Legal Team, the Group Contracting Team and Functional Counsel as needed

  • Provides ongoing advice and support principally related to biopharmaceutical manufacturing contracts, commercial, supplier and sourcing contracts, proposals, SOWs, etc. including the drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts

  • Provides legal advice and guidance on a range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters, including, pharmaceutical manufacturing (FDA and other agencies, cGMP, etc.), products liability, trade compliance, products liability, anti-bribery, and data privacy

  • Provides advice as required to supply chain/sourcing, esp. regarding liability gaps and chains, from vendor to client

  • Ensures that BIO conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and Thermo Fisher policies and guidelines

  • Provides advice regarding customer and other commercial/business complaints and disputes (client- and vendor facing)

  • Monitors and administer contract review as well as other approval processes, policies, and contract playbooks

  • Assists and supports the Division Lead Counsel on strategic projects of the Division/BU, as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Juris Doctorate required

  • Member in good standing with the applicable bar or law society

  • 3+ years of business experience, including commercial law experience and managing commercial contracts and broad knowledge and experience working in pharmaceutical, or related industry or similar contract manufacturing solution provider

  • Proven negotiation abilities and business acumen

  • Familiarity with laws and regulations applicable to CMO operations (including GMP)

  • Customer centric and solutions oriented approach in supporting both external and internal clients while protecting the best interest of the company

  • Experience managing contracts and legal professionals

  • Experience developing, driving and implementing legal solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver strong results with limited resources, under tight deadlines and with a high degree of accuracy

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Team player capable of leading and participating within cross-functional project teams to meet key milestones under tight timelines and stressful conditions

  • Strong understanding of commercial and financial implications of business transactions and strategy development processes

  • Self-motivated and require minimal direction to meet goals and objectives

  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication and presentation styles

  • Strong work ethic with ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated commitment to our fundamental principles of Integrity, Respect and Excellence

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • In-house experience preferred

  • Occasional Travel required


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered

Other Job Requirements:

Adhere to OHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.