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Executive Director, Corporate Counsel, Global Technical Operations

Wilmington, DE
Full Time
Exp.: 10+ Years
Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value.

The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

Executive Director, Corporate Counsel, Global Technical Operations
This position is a global role and is the Head lawyer responsible for legal support to the Global Technical Operations (GTO) leadership and team. This role reports to the Executive Vice President, and General Counsel.

  • Serve as the lead legal resource in support of the strategic legal direction as well as day-to-day legal counseling of the GTO team, including Quality and associated compliance matters.
  • Supervise other tech-ops lawyers and contract coordinator supporting the Global Tech-Ops Team.
  • Identify proactively and manage legal and risk issues associated with manufacturing infrastructure and operations, through participation in leadership team meetings and other regular interactions with senior leaders on the GTO team.
  • Negotiate, draft and review contracts between Incyte GTO and third parties in connection with the purchase of raw material, facilities services, warehouse / distribution services, capital / construction projects, utilities, and other manufacturing and quality-related agreements. Provide ongoing legal advice relating to supply chain and other distribution activities, current Good Manufacturing Practices and regulatory compliance, as well as legal advice relating to implementation of robust quality management systems.
  • Support the goals of the GTO compliance committee and provide strategic direction; coordinate and support the Chief Compliance Officer on broader corporate matters where relevant.
  • Assist with tech-ops due diligence associated with potential business development deals.
  • Engage and interact directly with scientists, researchers, and operations personnel to discuss current and future programs and projects in order to provide appropriate legal contracting support and advice.
  • Work as part of a team with other members of GTO and the legal department to provide legal support to manufacturing sites.
  • Provide ongoing legal support to the U.S. Commercial team, as necessary.
  • Support other legal department projects and initiatives, as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Law degree and member of bar or licensed to practice as attorney.
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, including providing legal support regarding manufacturing processes for drugs and biologics and related quality management systems.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication and analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong personal integrity.
  • Global mindset.
  • Strong organization skills; able to juggle multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to manage heavy workload and aggressive timelines in a timely manner, prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in team environments and across organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to interact professionally and effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a quick learner, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Proven analytical skills in problem diagnosis, analysis and recommendations.
  • Ability to travel.

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