AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Legal Counsel, Global Procurement Services in Warsaw, Poland
The Legal Counsel Global Procurement Services works independently, supporting Global Procurement Services (“GPS”), managing legal risks of moderate business impact, liaising with the broader AZ Procurement Network and AZ Legal Function as appropriate.
Manages the delivery of legal advice and services across GPS, primarily supporting the Source to Contract Group.
Legal support to all contracts handled by Source to Contract, including attending Supplier negotiations and contract drafting.
Drives contract capability uplift across GPS, including training, guidance and best practice relating to contract negotiations.
Works closely with Corporate Legal Function and marketing company lawyers, ensuring consistent approach to the handling of legal queries and mitigating legal risks.
Drives efficiencies in the end-to-end contracting process, including contract analytics, contract dashboards and workflow tools.
Closely aligns with Head of GPS and PLT.
Delivers the appropriate level of service, from internal and external resources, at the lowest possible cost.
Ensures collaboration with other Legal support areas to ensure a seamless service to stakeholders.
Handles special projects assigned by PLT
Reporting to [Head of Global Procurement Services] with dotted line to Assistant General Counsel, Corporate UK.
Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Substantial legal practice experience, particularly in commercial law and intellectual property
Experience of working in a global legal environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Skill in analyzing and solving issues related to a wide variety of substantive legal areas
Pharmaceutical or other regulated industry experience highly desirable
Experience working in-house in a multinational company
Experience supporting a Procurement organisation
Key Relationships to reach solutions
Internal (to AZ or team)
GPS organisation and broader Procurement Network
Head of GPS and PLT
Specialist function team if applicable
External (to AZ)3rd party companies
Other Legal Professionals
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