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Danaher Corporation Senior Counsel - Bioprocess in Little Chalfont, United Kingdom

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

We are looking for a SENIOR COUNSEL for BIOPROCESS to work with our expert team of employees across the world.

What you’ll do

  • Partnering with Bioprocess product and strategic account teams across the globe as well as the EMEA commercial leadership team in respect of Bioprocess (“Business”) to negotiate strategic commercial, sourcing and services contracts and other complex collaborations, and to help identify opportunities to drive the business forward, e.g. working with business development in structuring, negotiating and closing of complex acquisitions/ to develop legal processes / templates for new business and commercial models.

  • Providing Legal & Compliance training to the Business teams to help them identify and navigate risks that may arise during the course of doing business.

  • Applying legal and business judgment to proposed deals, relationships and other issues requiring legal or compliance attention.

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating strategic business agreements and transactions.

  • Advising the Business on compliance, privacy, antitrust, quality/regulatory and advertising / promotional matters.

  • Managing/ supporting the management of disputes and litigation.

  • Developing, coaching and/or managing more junior members of the Cytiva Legal & Compliance Team.

  • Managing outside counsel to defined budgets when brought in to assist.

Who you are

  • JD (or equivalent) with active bar membership (or equivalent). Minimum of 8 years PQE (post qualification experience).

  • Significant business law experience at a large law firm or corporate legal department, including but not limited to drafting, negotiating and closing complex business transactions in a regulated environment (i.e. purchase, sale and distribution agreements), preferably with experience gained in the healthcare or life sciences industry (including the application of privacy laws such as HIPAA and/or GDPR).

  • Strong project management and prioritization skills, ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience identifying and resolving legal issues quickly and effectively and ability to make on the spot risk calls.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, especially with Cytiva senior management.

  • Superior ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization to lead change with global, cross-functional teams with proven ability to drive operational excellence.

  • Proven leader and team player with ability to manage and/or develop and coach more junior colleagues.

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/cytiva) , Instagram channel (https://www.instagram.com/cytiva/) and LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cytiva/) !

Cytiva is a 3.5 billion USD global life sciences leader with over 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to help us improve access to life-changing therapies that transform human health. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .