Corporate Counsel

CambrexEast rutherford, New jerseyFull TimeOn Site


: At Cambrex, it’s our people that set us apart. We work locally and have an impact globally. We’re committed to attracting, nurturing and retaining a passionate and talented team of experts in our fast paced and growing company. You will be valued and recognized. We offer an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, generous vacation in your first year, sick time, and retirement savings! Cambrex is the small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. Known for our scientific and manufacturing excellence and customer focus, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal – to improve the quality of life for our customers’ patients across the world. Overview:
The Corporate Counsel reports directly to the General Counsel and supports all levels of a global life sciences organization and is responsible primarily for all aspects of managing complex commercial transations and providing day-to-day legal suport to our global sales, services, and support teams and a variety of other stakeholders across North America and Europe. Also supports M&A, general litigation, employment matters, regulatory affairs, and environmental matters.
Responsibilities:
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various commercial agreements to support our global business activities, including master services agreements and related statements of work, supply agreements, procurement/vendor agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and any other commercial matters.
  • Identify and explain commercial agreement terms and associated risks to the relevant business stakeholders, and interpret contract requirements, obligations, and risk assessment or exposure, and advise on same.
  • Resolve issues that arise in commercial relationships, including but not limited to handling pre-litigation disputes, inquiries, and advise.
  • Develop strategic relationships with internal business leaders and stakeholders as well as vendors and suppliers to support transactions relating to the day-to-day operations of the company.
  • Provide thoughtful and practical business and legal advice to help support global business initiatives and development of relationships with strategic partners.
  • Perform additinal tasks as requested by the General Counsel and other corporate officers, and provide other legal advice and services as the legal needs of the organization arise.
Qualifications:
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in a recognized law firm or corporate lalw department
  • B.A. or B.S. from a 4-year college or university of recognized standing
  • J.D. from an ABA accredited, prominent, national law school
  • Membersdhip in a state bar with good standing
  • Experience working with multinational companies and cients
  • Strong negotiating and drafting skills
  • Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive attitude to the workforce
  • The abiity to provide timely advice, exercise good judgement and work confidently with internal and external stakeholders and all levels of management

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