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General Counsel

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies
$369,600- $395,000/ year
Posted Jan 17
Full Time
On Site
Lakewood, Colorado

About the job

Requisition ID: 31220

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.

We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.

With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.


Job Summary

Reporting to the President and CEO, leads, manages and sets the strategy for the Company’s general legal, intellectual property, commercial and compliance on a global basis. This includes the management, supervision and/or performance of all commercial and strategic transactions, litigation, commercial compliance, risk management, intellectual property, legal entity and maintenance. This leadership role also champions efforts to build a high performing team for the function and enables a culture of respect and sustained compliance growth.

Essential Duties

Business Leader

  • Participates and shapes both in the short and long-term strategies to meet business goals/objectives for customers/patients. Leads as Executive Sponsor of the Steering Committee for corporate programs/business projects.

Trusted Advisor

  • Advises, provides counsel and guidance for the Company’s President & CEO, the TBCT Board of Directors, Executive Management Committee (EMC) and Executive Team (ET) on all legal implications and potential issues pertaining to the operation of the Company’s business. This includes litigation and related risk management; employment dispute matters; corporate governance issues; commercial compliance issues; intellectual property development, maintenance and protection to navigate new legislation while exercising professional discretion.
  • Represents the BCT business to Terumo Corporate on legal matters, influences its policies and governance processes.

Global Functional Leader

  • Leads the team of attorneys and other professionals that advises and guides the sales, business development, procurement and Innovation and Development functions in the negotiation of bid/offer documentation and various agreements such as customer sales contracts, distributor and sales agent, consulting, confidentiality, purchase and supply, development, joint venture, business acquisition, strategic alliance, clinical trial, licensing agreements as well as various other legal documents to support the organization.
  • Builds, maintains and supervises the Company’s Compliance function and program and oversees the development of policies and procedures, development and delivery of training programs, monitoring our “SpeakUp” platform and anonymous compliance hotline, conducting internal investigations and including investigating issues and reports.
  • Reviews the legal processes and identifies, implements process improvements to drive efficiencies in service delivery.

Enterprise Leader

  • Partners and collaborates with all functions and departments and within Terumo Corporation and its companies, including the Legal and Compliance Department headquartered in Japan and in the other Terumo affiliates globally.
  • Partners with HR and business leaders to promote understanding of the Terumo Group Code of Conduct and champions the Terumo Core Values while building an inclusive culture and respectful workplace.
  • Partners with the HR and Communications Teams to reviews press releases, external communications materials and internal communication materials to deliver various initiatives and change programs.

Company Executive

  • Serves as corporate Secretary of the Company and its United States subsidiaries and accountable for maintaining the legal entities of the business. Ensures streamlined and effective governance mechanisms and compliance systems operating in all subsidiaries and distributor relationships.

Other Duties And Responsibilities

  • Member of Executive Management Committee (EMC) and Executive Team (ET).
  • Serves as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, Chair of the Global Compliance Committee and Co-Chair of the Control Environment Oversight Committee to manage corporate risks.
  • Fosters external industry relationships and legislative connections with medical devices industry (AdvaMed)

Minimum Qualification Requirements


Juris Doctorate degree


  • Minimum 20 years of experience leading Legal, Compliance and Government Affairs functions
  • Medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and/or health care services industry experiences is a plus.
  • Experience in corporate acquisitions, divestitures, creative deal structuring for technology and channel partnerships
  • Experience managing teams of legal and compliance professionals in a global organization.

Professional Licensure

Licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction in the United States with eligibility to obtain a license to practice law in the state of Colorado using the single client license. Current licensure in the state of Colorado is a plus.

Competencies And Skills

  • Instills Trust - unquestionable integrity, ethics and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values.
  • Business Acumen – understand business, financial levers and has strong broad thinking and analytical skills
  • Strategic Mindset - ability to think strategically and broadly to effectively implement plans
  • Business Partnering and Influencing - demonstrated ability to influence, create strong, collaborative, advisory relationships with business leaders, external partners, functional colleagues and associates globally.
  • Leading and Developing Others - demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction. Accomplished leader in motivating and developing effective teams, coaching and mentoring others, as well as successfully developing diverse, high-performance teams in highly matrixed environments.
  • Global & DE&I - can embrace and champion diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and can work/collaborate in a global environment or multiple markets with cultural sensitivity
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), and willing to travel/flexible work hours
  • Functional Expertise - ability to interpret laws and government regulations, to structure transactions with vendors, suppliers, business partners and customers in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and advocate for the Company’s positions and policies to further its ability to pursue its mission.

Physical & Travel Requirements

Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds. There will be an occasional requirement to work outside of normal business hours, consistent with other Executive-level positions. Moderate travel may be required (30%).

Target Pay Range: $369,600.00 to $395,000 - Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data

Target Bonus on Base: 45.0

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

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