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Corporate Counsel (Transactional)

$126,000- $214,000
Posted Mar 25
Full Time
New Jersey

The Opportunity

QuidelOrtho unites the strengths of Quidel Corporation and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, creating a world-leading in vitro diagnostics company with award-winning expertise in immunoassay and molecular testing, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine. We are more than 6,000 strong and do business in over 130 countries, providing answers with fast, accurate and consistent testing where and when they are needed most – home to hospital, lab to clinic.

Our culture puts our team members first and prioritizes actions that support happiness, inspiration and engagement. We strive to build meaningful connections with each other as we believe that employee happiness and business success are linked. Join us in our mission to transform the power of diagnostics into a healthier future for all.

The Role

As we continue to grow as QuidelOrtho, we are seeking a Corporate Counsel to join our Legal and Compliance team. The candidate will provide timely review and negotiation of various contracts (e.g. consulting, services, procurement, commercial, and other complex transactional agreements). Advise on the structure of such agreements with internal stakeholder teams, including Procurement, IT, Commercial, Marketing, R&D, Finance, Information Security, and Privacy. Support Procurement team, and internal stakeholders on questions and guidance related to third party contracts and vendor relationships. Respond to inquiries on contract interpretation. Provide general legal support and training to internal stakeholder teams. Participate in legal department meetings and business project meetings. Support fellow attorneys, paralegals and compliance team in all general contracting areas in variety of areas of stakeholder inquiries or projects, including compliance and privacy.

This position is remote eligible.

The Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and ability to draft and negotiate a variety of contracts, including master service and supply agreements, consulting agreements, commercial agreements, and other complex transactional agreements.
  • Ensures contract templates are regularly updated to ensure they are consistent with industry best practices, internal policies, and compliant with applicable laws and regulations and cybersecurity, privacy, indemnity, and other risk allocation issues.
  • Advise business clients on various contracting and corporate legal matters.
  • Work independently to determine method for completion of new contracts and/or projects.
  • Identify legal issues and business risks and escalate appropriately.
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and provide business clients with clear and precise guidance on business, compliance, and legal risks.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts cross-functionally.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies state.
  • Handle large and complex projects in support role (e.g., due diligence or data room support) and, from time to time take leadership role (e.g., contract lifecycle management).
  • Proactively develop and maintain legal knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up to date on current regulations, cases, trends, and industry best practices.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Promote and ensure compliance with QuidelOrtho’s Code of Conduct, as well as other company policies and procedures, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting an ethical workplace culture and supporting compliance processes and programs.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

The Individual

Required

  • JD degree or equivalent required.
  • License to practice law in any of the 50 US states, preferably from CA, NY, or NJ.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in an in-house corporate role or at a national law firm with substantial commercial contracting experience; healthcare, medical device, or biopharma industry experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, such as persuasion, negotiation, cooperation, diplomacy, strong planning, organizational and coordinating skills, and strong internal consulting skills.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with business clients and work collaboratively throughout a large and geographically diverse public company.
  • Ability to handle multiple contracts at the same time and manage timelines with business stakeholders.
  • Ability to deliver practical, understandable, and actionable legal advice to internal business clients.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge and commercial contract experience across various contract types.
  • Strong drafting, negotiating and communication skills, including ability to communicate complex topics in an easily understandable manner to non-lawyers; ability to communicate effectively with businesses to ensure contract reflects desired product or service.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while acting with an appropriate sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment is a must. Timely and consistent communications to internal customers with respect to anticipated turnaround times and updating as to the status of each request.
  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of legal concepts and principles to manage a wide variety of projects.

Preferred

  • Familiarity with general compliance matters, including relevant advertising, fraud & abuse, and diagnostic industry guidelines.

The Key Working Relationships

Internal Partners

  • This position reports to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel, interacts with internal legal counsel, mid-level and senior level leadership, procurement, operations, supply and commercial teams, IT, and finance internally.

External Partners

  • External business partners, such as insurance consultants and outside counsel.

The Work Environment

No strenuous physical activity, though occasional light lifting of files and related materials is required. 30% of time in meetings, working with team, or talking on the phone, 70% of the time at the desk on computer, doing analytical work. Minimal travel required. Travel includes airplane, automobile travel and overnight hotel.

Salary Transparency

The salary range for this position takes into account a wide range of factors including education, experience, knowledge, skills, geography, and abilities of the candidate, in addition to internal equity and alignment with market data. At QuidelOrtho, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. The salary range for this position is $126,000 to $214,000 and is bonus eligible. QuidelOrtho offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, along with a 401(k) plan, employee assistance program, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off (including sick time), and paid Holidays. All benefits are non-contractual, and QuidelOrtho may amend, terminate, or enhance the benefits provided, as it deems appropriate.

Equal Opportunity

QuidelOrtho believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. QuidelOrtho is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform the duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at recruiting@quidelortho.com.