Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville and Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Spain (Madrid), Italy (Milan) and in the US (Boston).
We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before.
In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities. We want to challenge the impossible. We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters.
Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class.
Scope of the job
We are looking for a senior legal counsel (location : Leiden, the Netherlands or Mechelen, Belgium) with experience in commercial contracts in the pharmaceutical industry, to reinforce the Galapagos legal team.
You will be supporting the global commercial and medical affairs activities as well supporting European affiliates where there is no legal counsel on site (yet).
This is a new role resulting from the ongoing expansion of the business activities.
Proactively collaborate with the commercial and medical affairs team on new as well as ongoing commercial strategies, thereby identifying and analysing legal risks and proposing appropriate actions to secure compliance with relevant rules, regulations, and policies
Provide legal advice on market access, and promotion and commercialization of medicinal products
Draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements relevant to Galapagos’ operations
Provide training to commercial operations staff regarding legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to the biopharmaceutical industry
Manage commercial disputes and assist with litigation matters
As a legal counsel, you will report to the legal head for commercial and medical affairs. You will also work on joint projects within this team of legal counsels.
Who are you?
Master’s degree in Law
At least 5-8 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry with experience in an international setting
Ability to work independently. Well organized, independent and innovative. A commitment to operational excellence and getting the job done
Excellent knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to market access, promotion and commercialization of medicinal products
Experienced in supporting commercial operations functions; knowledge of contracts in commercial setting
Excellent and confident presentational skills, both written and oral
Flexible and creative, strongly developed business sense, able to take decisions under time pressure