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Legal Director

**1. JOB PURPOSE:** **This position requires more than just legal and business acumen. We are looking for a candidate that will fit in Pfizer's Legal Division and Pfizer local organization, with excellent leadership and teamwork skills, with high ethical standards, with the ability to absorb Pfizer's core values and behaviours, who can work in a demanding environment, with a high sense of prioritization, with the willingness to work in different workstreams within the Legal Division and local Pfizer organization and who has the ability to work in a matrix organization.**


We are seeking an attorney who is interested in working in challenging, dynamic environment supporting a variety of client groups in a compliance - oriented manner. Responsibilities include:

+ Managing the Legal Department of Pfizer Saudi Ltd with local operational support day-to-day tasks.

+ Risk Counselor Lead (RCL): Serving as primary business partner on risk management and provide comprehensive risk management advice and counsel to the business and represent all risk management functions, including the missions of Legal and Compliance, on market Leadership Teams.

+ Negotiate, draft and settle contracts and other commercial arrangements to safeguard the company's interests and progress the company's strategy.

+ Manage and oversee litigation matters with the assistance of external legal counsel.

+ Participation in local executive leadership team providing proactive legal advice in all matters related to the operation of the company.

+ Local work related to negotiation and implementation of global licensing, divestitures, major business development initiatives for the company.

+ Local support to loss of exclusivity strategies, IP, regulatory and pricing matters, in coordination and alignment with HQ and other local departments.

+ Stays current on legislative changes in Saudi Arabia, global healthcare trends and other environmental issues related to the development, marketing and sale of pharmaceuticals and ensures that clients are educated and informed about relevant legal issues and principles in order to pre-empt problems.

+ Management of investigations from local authorities in different areas (ex. environmental law, regulatory law) and coordination of external counsel and cross functional teams.

+ Strategic analysis of initiatives and business-oriented support.

+ Managing corporate secretary activities for the local legal entities within the scope of responsibilities of the legal department.

+ Managing external counsels supporting Pfizer's Legal Department, including budget management.

+ Coordination with Legal Cluster lead on the deployment of strategies to manage the local Legal department.

+ Support regionally certain therapeutic areas in coordination with the Regional Legal Lead.

+ Participation in meetings of industry bodies (local PhRMA, others) for legal-related and strategic matters.


+ Legal degree

+ Attorney admitted to practice in one of the Middle East countries.

+ Post-graduate degree is a plus.

+ A minimum of 10 years of professional experience either in law firms or corporations (local and/or multinational).

+ Of those 10 years, a minimum of 5 years working in the Legal Department of a large corporation (local or multinational).

+ Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry is a plus.


+ Proactive, self-motivated and with great skills to work on cross functional teams.

+ Capable of handling multiple demands and priorities simultaneously.

+ Able to provide focused legal advice and business-oriented solutions, in a compliance manner.

+ Proven ability to cultivate strong client relationships and successfully influence leadership in a fast paced, innovative business environment.

+ Excellent team work and working in a matrix skill.

+ Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

+ Flexibility to travel as needed.


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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Posted: 2020-10-14 Expires: 2020-11-13

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