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Danaher Corporation Senior Legal Counsel, EMEA in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

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The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice, guidance, direction and strategic partnership across a wide variety of legal and compliance matters for Cepheid’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business, with an initial focus on UK, the Nordics, the Netherlands, the Baltics, Belgium, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland, but partnering more broadly with EMEA business leadership in London. The role also supports Danaher Diagnostics in the Nordics, the Netherlands, and the Baltics.

This position is part of the Legal and Compliance Department and will be located in London, UK, on a Hybrid mode. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Draft and negotiate commercial and other transactions, including supply, services, sub-contracts, procurement and collaborations, with public authorities, private partners, NGOs and government agencies across EMEA.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with local leadership and other strategic partners within Cepheid and Danaher Diagnostics, proactively advising on prioritized projects and risks; identifying, monitoring and improving key processes and internal controls; managing stakeholders; and aligning with / escalating to broader Danaher Legal and Compliance leadership.

  • Advise on Quality and Regulatory Affairs, privacy matters, and resolve disputes with third parties, including selection and management of outside counsel as appropriate.

  • Support the Cepheid and Danaher Diagnostics Compliance Programs, including: 1) implementing polices and procedures, 2) providing training to stakeholders as needed, and 3) conducting / directing internal investigations.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Qualified to practice law in England.

  • 7 or more years of legal practice, including public procurement agreements and healthcare industry experience (Medical Device, Biopharma, and / or Life Sciences).

  • Excellent communicator who can explain complex legal issues and provide understandable, practical advice to non-legal audiences of varying size and leadership levels.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic, fast-paced, international environment, collaborating with geographically dispersed teams and traveling occasionally as necessary.

  • Commitment to acting with integrity.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Project management skills, including driving and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects and regular and transparent reporting on progress in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated mental agility learning substantive areas of law and anticipating business / operational needs to efficiently deliver results, in a continuous improvement and process-oriented mindset.

  • Share, and promote an environment for others to share, new legal / regulatory information, e.g., through communications and / or training.

Cepheid, a Danaher operating company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

At Cepheid we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cepheid can provide.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

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Operating Company: Cepheid