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We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, experienced and pragmatic lawyer to join the Health division of our UK and Ireland business, as Senior Legal Counsel. 

 

Working collaboratively with the legal director for UK, Ireland and Turkey and colleagues in RB’s Legal function, the Senior Legal Counsel will be a key team player in the legal strategy and assisting in implementation of all legal and compliance matters related to the RB Health commercial operations in the UK and Ireland.  S/he will work proactively and in a hands-on way to develop strong relationships with the commercial and legal teams and deliver commercially relevant advice in the context of a dynamic, innovative and growing consumer healthcare business unit.    

 

The Legal Director will be a member of the UK, Ireland and Turkey – health team and an important member of RB’s global Legal team of qualified legal professionals and support staff, based in a number of locations worldwide. 

 
Role Purpose:                    
 

The right candidate will be a proactive, self-aware and commercially-minded business partner with an awareness of wider business goals, who articulates clearly and pragmatically legal considerations and potential risks to their stakeholders.  This position has a direct impact on key business activities with the potential for significant legal, financial or reputational impact if not addressed correctly, so excellent and robust legal abilities, strategic thinking, commercial awareness, influencing skills and willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of Legal are key. 

 

Key areas of work will include, among other things:

 
  • Advertising & Marketing:  Strategic advice and approval on all legal aspects of product marketing and advertising, including reviewing and approving  packaging artwork, product claims, TV copies and story boards, business development initiatives, advising, negotiating and assisting in drafting of challenges from or responses to various complaint notification bodies/consumers or competitors on any advertising/marketing initiatives and, working with the global Legal team and Health business unit innovation teams on, new and existing product development initiatives, in line with regulations and always ensuring compliance with RB’s ethical marketing principles; advising and drafting competition/prize draw rules, advising on any digital marketing initiatives including ecommerce
  • Crisis and Issues Management: assisting the legal director as required on any crisis or major issues impacting the UK and/or Ireland business including on product recalls, PR related matters, consumer relation matters, unforeseen matters such as cyber attacks, pandemics;
  •  Commercial Contracts:  Drafting and managing legal implications under a range of commercial agreements, including distribution, sales, supply, warehousing, freight, services, procurement, confidentiality, equipment commissioning and various other commercial contracts/arrangements, supporting the business in legal aspects of negotiations; 
  •  Legal Compliance: advising on various compliance matters in collaboration with the legal director such as on anti-trust, data protection and privacy, sanctions, antibribery and corruption, failure to prevent tax evasion, interactions with healthcare providers and working closely with the Legal function and the business to drive RB’s compliance and responsibility agenda. 
  •  Intellectual Property:  Working closely with the Global IP and Trademarks legal teams, with respect to managing the UK and Ireland intellectual property and trademarks portfolio, including advising the business on all contentious and non-contentious trademark, copyright and design, anti-counterfeiting and parallel import related matters;
  •  Active Management of Legal Team and Resource:  Managing any property related matters affecting the business and the relationship with any external property and construction legal experts advising on such matters including on leases, surrenders, assignments, land acquisitions; and
  •  Advising on General Legal Questions arising in a commercial enterprise.
  •  Litigation & Dispute Resolution:  Assisting the legal director as required with all litigious matters impacting UK and Ireland, and producing reports as required by the RB audit committee; 
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  • This role demands excellent drafting and negotiation skills; a creative and pragmatic mind especially with respect to the marketing and sales advisory aspects of the role, key stakeholder engagement and support an ability to disseminate the key points to business partners quickly and succinctly;
  • Commercially-orientated, solutions driven approach with the ability to work autonomously
  • Establishing, maintaining and improving the group’s legal services and being a key team player with an understanding of and a passion for technology
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, environment supporting a demanding business
  • Excellent legal skills and professionally qualified in the relevant jurisdiction with high quality post-qualification experience, a large portion of which will ideally have been spent in a comparable in-house role
  • Demonstrable experience of advising on legal and compliance issues in a healthcare, pharmaceutical or life sciences related sector, operating in a multi-jurisdictional legal environment
  • Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills, solutions oriented and pragmatic mindset
  • Prepared to stand behind legal advice while remaining flexible and open to others’ views
  • Appetite for learning and mastering new legal issues quickly and manage a diverse, changing workload
  • A team player, with high integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment towards creating a collaborative team culture and helping the business to drive its focus on consumer healthcare in a compliant, responsible and entrepreneurial way
  • A hands-on, pragmatic self-starter who can work independently, manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • UK qualified lawyer
  • Strong experience in advising on legal and compliance matters in the context of an over-the-counter branded consumer healthcare portfolio
  • Strong grounding in antitrust/competition law and/or healthcare legal compliance will be highly advantageous
  • Experience in working with UK/EU medicinal legal and regulatory regimes and agencies
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with highly demanding internal clients and other stake holders
  • Ability to manage legal issues with a high degree of commerciality and pragmatism.
 
 

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.

 

RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.

 

RB is the global leading consumer health, hygiene and home company. Driven by a purpose to build healthier lives and happier homes, RB has operations in over 60 countries. From the foundations of wellness and infant nutrition, to the fundamentals of a hygienic home, our global brands help people live healthier, happier lives. RB has world leading Powerbrands which include household names such as Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite and Air Wick. RB’s unique culture is at the heart of its success. Its drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence are manifested in the work of over 40,000 RB employees worldwide.

 

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