Our client, a publicly traded consumer products company, is seeking a Senior Counsel to join its team. This position will be located in the company’s office in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The Senior Counsel will report directly to the Head of Legal Health Business Unit for North America (US and Canada). This role will be responsible for providing legal support on employment, labor, corporate law, contract management (contracts coming from all functions such as procurement, marketing, finance, supply, R&D), litigations for all Health brands. The position will (1) provide advice and support ensuring ongoing compliance with state, federal and foreign labor and employment laws, data privacy laws, corporate confidentiality and relevant company procedural documents; (2) include drafting, reviewing and approval of different contracts with third parties coming from all different functions of the company; (3) maintain and monitor corporate policies in these areas; (4) assist in investigations of any reports of potential non compliance in these areas; (5) manage and resolve disputes and litigation in these areas.
The preferred candidate will have a law degree from an accredited law school and admission to a state bar. The candidate will have at least 10+ years of experience in the areas of labor, employment, contract management, corporate law, preferably with a company in the healthcare or food industry engaged in sales and marketing to healthcare providers for products reimbursed by government healthcare programs, or with a law firm representing such companies. Experience dealing with personnel in compliance, human resources, sales and marketing, and procurement is important.
Candidate must also have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have excellent judgment and the knowledge and ability to involve others who may possess the needed expertise to address issues as required.