Head of Legal / Company Lawyer (m/f/d)


BE, DE Bielefeld, NW, DE, 33605 Ploermel, FR, 56803 Düsseldorf, NW, DE, 40468 Livingston, GB, EH53 0TH NI, DE NW, DE Goettingen, NI, DE, 37081 Waltrop, NW, DE, 45731 Limay, FR, 78520

Job Function:  Legal
Anticipated Start Date:  a soon as possible
Job Type:  Full-Time/Part-Time

Are you looking for...

an exciting professional challenge? 

We are one of the leading European contract manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare sectors, with some 2,000 employees in Germany, France, Finland and the UK. For us, the next step is always the one that matters most. Our fast pace drives us forward, fills our working environment with life and spurs our growth. Our winning formula for shared success: room for passion. Because we know that passion is the best medicine when it comes to excellent service around the world. Welcome to NextPharma.


Become a part of our team at NextPharma as:


Head of Legal / Company Lawyer (m/f/d)


Remote/homeoffice/one of our European sites


Your duties, activities and responsibilities:


  • Managing the legal team
  • Managing all core legal functions, from corporate governance, contracts, compliance and regulatory risk management
  • Setting the strategy and goals for the legal team in alignment with the larger Group goals
  • Overseeing the delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies, and priorities
  • Ensuring that there are efficient systems in place relating to compliance with internal policies in place
  • Managing legal risk by taking responsibility for providing legal advice on all legal matters
  • Maintaining proper interactions with the internal teams and departments
  • Overseeing and support on
  • Monitoring changes in the business legislative and regulatory environment
  • Keeping the corporate registers i.e. registers of shareholders, directors, proxies
  • Updating and maintaining all licences and Companies House records
  • Dealing with correspondence within the organization and externally
  • Updating and maintaining all Company Registries records
  • Drafting, reviewing, completing, and filing Legal Department’s documents
  • Reviewing and completing confidentiality agreements
  • Collaborating with outside counsel to defend organization’s rights in contract settlements, negotiations and litigation
  • Supporting business processes for customer offers/quotations



Your Experience:


  • Experiences of company law
  • Knowledge of UK and US Law
  • Pharmaceutical or science industry experience would be good
  • 5+years’ Post-qualification experience


Your Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Law
  • Analytical skills and ability to understand legal concepts and translate those to non-lawyers to create practical processes, guidance and training
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team as well as on own initiative
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills - both written & oral.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of software, Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Professional, well-organized and detail conscious
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Fluent in English and working knowledge of German French would be a plus
  • Willingness to travel in Europe


It's time for your next chapter:

We look forward to receiving your application.