Company name: Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Join Thermo Fisher Scientific as an In-house Lawyer/Corporate Counsel and develop your career with a global organization which can offer exceptional career development and training resources.

As an In-house Lawyer/Corporate Counsel, you will be a key member of the Legal Function, providing internal legal support on a wide range of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) matters. You will initially focus on our EMEA West region (France, Spain, Italy, Portugal & Benelux) but will support other EMEA regions as needed. We are particularly interested in candidates who speak Spanish or Dutch (in addition to English), although this is not essential.

Day-to-day you will be doing general commercial work, including advising on a wide range of commercial contracts, compliance and regulatory issues, plus day-to-day claims and disputes. You will also be required to provide ad-hoc advice on other legal matters (e.g. data privacy and competition law).

You will be joining a large, friendly in-house team, with lots of support. You will work closely with other in-house lawyers within the EMEA Legal Team, Division Counsel across all Thermo Fisher businesses, and various other functions such as Finance, IP and Procurement. We pride ourselves on providing excellent training resources and opportunities to all of our team.

This is a permanent contract and the role will be based at our offices near Glasgow Airport (Inchinnan) which are newly refurbished and have an on-site café and gym. Occasional travel within the EMEA region may be required. We are supportive of flexible start/finish times and may offer the opportunity to work from home 1 or 2 days per week.

What will you do?
Draft various complex agreements for all parts of the organisation in support of their objectives, including sales agreements, strategic supply agreements, collaboration/joint venture agreements, IT agreements, co-marketing agreements, term sheets, etc.
Support and, where appropriate, lead negotiations with customers on key agreements
Deal with all kinds of marketing inquiries
Take an active role in the Teams process improvement and automated legal solution strategy by participating in and/or leading certain relevant Team projects
Consult with other parts of the organisation on the interpretation of agreements in effect or in development
Participate in the resolution of a wide range of business, contractual, financial and operational issues
Educate and train employees on their obligations under the terms of various contracts and under applicable legal requirements
Work with other members of the EMEA Legal team and the various divisions with a presence in EMEA to manage a wide range of commercial contracts, focussing on more complex agreements and covering a broad spectrum of operational business issues
Work collaboratively with Division Counsel across all Groups and on various EMEA matters and initiatives.
Who we are looking for: experience, skills & abilities
Qualified as a lawyer in a European jurisdiction (UK, Netherlands or Spain particularly welcome) from an internationally recognised University/Law School
Several years experience, preferably in-house or in a full-service international law firm, representing life science, fast moving consumer goods, or other relevant regulated-sector companies
A thorough working knowledge of contract and intellectual property law
Extensive experience in contract and licence negotiation/drafting and general intellectual property law
Strong commercial awareness and business sense, with ability to navigate the various issues surrounding contracts, technology and corporate structure
Able to fully engage with and influence business stakeholders
Fluent in English essential (additional European languages, in particular Dutch or Spanish, an advantage)
Able to deal effectively and efficiently with problems of highly diverse scope and moderate to high complexity
Whats in it for you:
Competitive salary
Annual Incentive Plan bonus
Fully flexible benefits package: including Private Healthcare, Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, Discounted Gym Membership, Pension Scheme & more
Funding for career-related training
Excellent career progression as part of a global organization
About us:

As the world leader in serving science, our work is more than something that fills our days. When youre part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, youll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. With revenues of $24 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Its not just a career, its a chance to realise your best professionally and personally.

Join us and contribute to our mission enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today!