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Chief Counsel, Regulatory Law

Posted May 01
Full Time
Troy Hills, New Jersey

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 65 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

Our name, Zoetis (zō-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning "pertaining to life." It signals our company's dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.

Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.

Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Role Description As a member of the Zoetis Legal Leadership Team, this candidate will provide specialized regulatory legal support and strategic advice globally across Zoetis's businesses with a particular focus on developing and implementing regulatory strategies, processes and training and advising Board Members, Zoetis Executive Team members, and senior leaders on regulatory issues. Outline of Responsibilities: · Provide specialized regulatory legal counsel and strategic advice on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues and matters across Zoetis. · Provide specialized expert legal counsel and strategic advice to Board of Directors, Zoetis Executive Team (ZET) and senior leaders on product marketing regulations, climate change regulatory actions, sustainability, animal welfare and other regulations that may impact our business or our customers. This position would work closely with other legal colleagues, as well as the Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs, Veterinary Research and Development, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Commercial and Compliance organizations. · Monitor the external environment and activity for emerging risks to the animal health sector and its customers and pro-actively work with cross-functional teams to assess and mitigate potential impact. Partner with Public Affairs and other business partners to develop strategies to ensure our customers continue to have the health solutions they need for their animals. · Develop internal policies & procedures, processes and controls to ensure tracking, reporting and compliance with emerging regulations · Be responsible for advising clients, utilizing and supervising outside counsel as needed, on EMEA, FDA, USDA EPA and State regulatory matters and compliance with laws, regulations, rules, guidance, industry standards and company policies and procedures. · Work with the Zoetis Compliance team to assess risks and conduct internal training. · Ability to travel within the United States up to 10% of the time and work with global teams located in multiple time zones.

Education and Experience: A Juris Doctor Degree with admission to and current good standing with the bar of at least one state or the District of Columbia is required. · A minimum of 15 years of experience advising business partners in the life-sciences industry while working at a law firm, in a regulatory agency, or as an in-house lawyer on regulatory matters, including U.S. FDA policies and enforcement, is required. · Must have experience in a wide variety of areas of regulatory law for investigational as well as marketed products. · Expertise advising clients on emerging regulations is preferred. · Experience in a law firm supporting clients in the life-sciences industry on regulatory matters or in a regulatory agency, such as the U.S. FDA, is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: · Demonstrate excellent strategic and analytical skills and the ability to help business partners find creative and compliant solutions to novel issues. · Be an excellent communicator with strong presentation skills. · Have a positive attitude and the ability to work collaboratively on teams and with Zoetis Legal colleagues and business partners at all levels of seniority. Be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, with global teams located in multiple time zones.