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Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer - Based in Johannesburg, South Africa in Johannesburg at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Johannesburg
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/4/2019
  • Job ID:
    R411253

Job Description

The Job’s Mission

Responsible for developing strong relationships throughout areas of responsibility to foster an advisory or collaborative approach to proactive compliance. 

Key Activities & Accountabilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the development and effective implementation of an annual compliance plan which includes, but is not limited to: communication, training, auditing and monitoring and risk management.
  • Serves as the facilitator and provides direction to South Africa Compliance Committee in accordance with the Corporate Policies & Compliance Program.
  • May participate as compliance representative in the initial due diligence and subsequent integration planning required by business development activities.
  • Maintains high level of knowledge of current and emerging laws and regulations, and periodically reviews and updates standards relating to compliance.  These include but are not limited to Stryker Corporate Policies and Procedures, industry trends and guidance on country, state/provincial or local laws.
  • Responds to alleged violation of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and standards of conduct through the initiation of appropriate investigation procedures in partnership with Human Resources.
  • Makes recommendations to South Africa leadership regarding the development or revisions of existing policies, procedures or systems to attain high levels of performance and build competitive advantage.
  • Develop and deliver any necessary trainings for business partners to advance business needs, legal & compliance initiatives and SOPs.
  • Represent Stryker in local industry associations and actively lead/participate in Industry initiatives through local industry associations (including but not limited to South African Medical Device Industry Association, SAMED)
  • Provide legal advice to Stryker teams and all divisions on country (and other African markets) legal issues.
  • Participate in the due diligence process for new channel partners, renewals of existing agreements and review of contractual documentation for channel partners.
  • Review commercial agreements and participate in negotiations to ensure the legal rights of Stryker are protected. Protect Stryker IP and deal with issues such as confidentiality agreements and supports in patent filings where necessary.
  • Draft and implement appropriate agreements for surgeon consultancies, research, sponsorship and fellowships and ensure that appropriate compliance principles are included and that compliance standard operating procedures are followed.
  • Review tender agreements to ensure compliance issues are addressed. Review and/or draft hospital supply/pricing agreements where special pricing arrangements are negotiated.
  • Provide advice on employment–related issues where there is an issue to assess and/or when external legal advice may be required.
  • Instruct external counsel in cases of litigation and monitor as appropriate. Knowledge of the FCPA and MedTech Europe principles essential; experience of SAMED beneficial.
  • Communicate and interact with business partners including the EEMEA Leadership Team and the South African Leadership team.
  • Aid in relation to governance of the South African legal entity (and other legal structures in Southern African countries), ensuring that board meetings are properly conducted, and that annual meeting and filing requirements are observed.
  • Actively participate in the projects and work undertaken by the International Global Legal team.

Education

  • Degree in Medical Law – desirable
  • Other Law Degree

Experience

  • 3 years legal experience
  • 2 years compliance experience

Competencies

  • Reliable
  • Structured
  • Knowledge of local legislation's
  • Confident
  • Dedicated
  • Strong minded  

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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