Associate Legal Counsel, Finance

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  • Newbury, England RG14 5AW, United Kingdom
  • Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
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Work flexiblity: Hybrid Req ID: R523007 Employee type: Full Time Job category: Legal Affairs Travel: Relocation: No

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Job description

The role

As part of the Legal & Compliance Department, you will work with various divisions and stakeholders on a broad range of finance, commercial and compliance matters throughout Europe. Reporting to the European Financial Counsel, you will support her in the day-today deals negotiations as well as on long term legal projects, exercising some independent judgement, supported by interpersonal and communication skills. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Helping in the draft and editing of contracts, including contracts for sales and services, program agreements, financing agreements and non-disclosure agreements

  • Providing effective legal services for the divisions, including advisory and contractual support.

  • Advising the business on laws, regulations, and Stryker policies

  • Providing training and education for stakeholders to ensure the proper functioning and transparency of contractual and other processes.

  • Assisting with process improvement projects.  

  • Supporting development, improvement and updating of templates. 

  • Liaising with other members of the European Legal, EEMEA Legal and Compliance Team across Europe and Customer Solutions Legal Team in the U.S.

  • Supporting pan-European Legal projects and activities as required.

  • Reporting on activities, risks, and opportunities, as appropriate.

  • Collaborating with the global Data Privacy Team on local DPAs and Data Privacy Law related agreements and matters.

Education & Special Trainings:

Law degree

Qualifications & Experience:

  • This position is for applicants with dedicated professional legal experience, ideally in a matrix, corporate environment. Finance and banking background is preferred.

  • Applicants should have qualified as a solicitor/lawyer in at least one jurisdiction and been called to the bar as well as have some years post-qualification experience from within an in-house legal department.

  • Pan European law and regulations experience is preferred.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to integrity and accountability.

  • Outstanding ethical, professional, and positive demeanour, interpersonal skills, judgement, and ability to communicate at all levels of the corporate organisation.

  • Possesses ability to convey legal concepts in a simple manner.  

  • Proactive attitude and supports change in a dynamic environment.

  • Team player with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Discipline to independently pursue matters to conclusion.

  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills. 

  • Well-organised, detail-oriented, and able to manage numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Able to show discretion and maintain confidentiality.

  • High proficiency in computer systems and programs such as the Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn Stryker-specific systems.

  • Experience in a regulated industry, such as medical device or pharmaceutical, is a plus.  

  • German and/or French and/or Dutch language skills desirable/distinct advantage.

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