Head of Legal Department (Pharmaceuticals)

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Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Location: Dubai
Posted on: Apr 15, 2019
Job Ref.: 19041501
Function: Legal
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The Client

The client is an international Pharmaceutical company with manufacturing plants across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

The Role

Our client is currently looking for a qualified Head of Legal Department candidate who will be having the following key responsibilities:

  • Provide the CEO with suitable advice on ongoing legal matters.
  • Develop the Annual Strategic Plan and Budget for the Legal Department.
  • Manage the operations of the Legal Department across all countries.
  • Review and assess Legal aspects of new initiatives, projects, decisions and partnerships and provide suitable advice accordingly.
  • Review Legal practices in the company and implement suitable enhancements to optimize the operations.
  • Identify operational Legal risks in the company and work closely with the responsible teams to address such risks.
  • Provide full legal support and advice to the management.
  • Develop standardized legal terms, conditions, templates, and policies across the company.
  • Ensure all company contracts are reviewed to ensure meeting company’s standard terms and conditions and protection of the company’s interests.
  • Attend Board meetings and provide legal advice whenever applicable and ensure the implementation of decisions made in such meetings.
  • Coordinate with externally contracted Legal Advisers/Attorneys for all legal matters, if any.
  • Develop legal related reports as request by the management.

The Candidate

The client is looking for candidates who meet the following specifications:

  • holding a Bachelor degree in Law or closely related field.
  • having 13+ years of extensive relevant Legal Affairs experience in Corporate and Commercial laws.
  • having experience within the Pharmaceutical industry is a must.
  • proficiency in English and Arabic languages is a must.

The Salary

The client is offering an attractive tax-free package (ranging between 40,000 and up to 70,000 AED) based on experience and performance in interviews, in addition to other benefits (medical, schooling, vacation days, vacation tickets).


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