Senior Corporate Counsel, Operations

Integra LifeSciences
$0 - 0/ year
Posted Feb 09
Full Time
HybridPrinceton, New Jersey


Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.

Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has more than 4,000 employees worldwide. Integra’s common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “IART.”

Changing lives. Building Careers.

Joining us is a chance for you to do important work that creates change and shapes the future of healthcare. Thinking differently is what we do best. To us, change equals opportunity. Every day, more than 4,000 of us are challenging what’s possible and making headway to help improve outcomes.

The Senior Corporate Counsel, Operations will report to the Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and will have primary responsibility for handling or managing a variety of global l operations contracting matters and will provide advisory services to operations and quality leaders, including the corporate vice president, global operations and supply chain, as well as supply, procurement, quality, and other operations leaders. The Senior Corporate Counsel, Operations will be expected to exhibit leadership and independent judgment, and to partner with operations and quality leadership, to execute strategic priorities for the Company worldwide. The Senior Corporate Counsel, Operations must be adept at providing timely, pragmatic and effective legal support while managing potential legal exposure and risk.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide legal support for supply, procurement, quality, and other operations teams on a variety of contracting matters, including negotiating and drafting supply, procurement, business process and other strategic arrangements;
  • Provide legal support on lease agreements and other real property matters;
  • Partner with the operations team to provide advice and counsel on consulting and temporary work agreements;
  • Provide transactional support services on operations/supply matters to the corporate development team;
  • Provide legal support on IT/IS agreements;
  • Provide legal advice regarding federal, state and local government requirements affecting operations, such as OSHA and environment regulations;
  • Provide legal advice on regulatory, quality, compliance, litigation and employment matters, including audits, as they affect operations;
  • Manage external counsel as necessary to execute strategic priorities for supply/operations in a cost-effective manner within budget;   
  • Handle a high volume of legal work and respond promptly to crises and client demands efficiently and practically;
  • Ensure that all work is accomplished with quality and responsiveness and in accordance with Integra LifeSciences values;
  • Be a leader within the Law Department and a valued business partner to internal clients;
  • Stay abreast of laws and developing external trends, and educate and train department staff and internal clients on important legal issues relative to areas of responsibility;
  • Develop and maintain communication and collaboration with other Law Department members to ensure a seamless global service to the Company and the sharing of best practices; and
  • Handle special projects as may be assigned by the Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and/or Chief Legal Officer from time to time.


Requirements include:

  • Bachelor and law degrees from accredited institutions;
  • Admitted to practice in New Jersey or ability to obtain admission for in-house practice in New Jersey; 
  • At least 5 years of experience in a law firm or corporate law department or both, including at least 2 years in an area of increased responsibility, preferably with medical device or other life sciences companies;
  • A proven track record of successful project execution, matter management, coordinating teams, negotiating and drafting sophisticated agreements and handling significant and diverse issues in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Sound judgment combined with comfort and willingness to make decisions;
  • Significant organizational skills and personal discipline necessary to maintain current accounting of all active matters, and to proactively and routinely update relevant internal and external stakeholders on matter status;
  • Ability to work as part of cross-functional teams and effectively influence clients to solve problems;
  • Comfort with dynamic change necessary to drive or support continuous improvements within the Law Department and for internal clients; and
  • Willingness and capability to represent the Company in a professional manner and uphold the highest standards of ethical business practices and socially responsible conduct in all interactions with other employees, customers, suppliers, and other business associates of Integra LifeSciences.


Additional Details:

  • This role is hybrid with three days onsite in Princeton, NJ and two days remote

Integra LifeSciences is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of race, marital status, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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