• Juris Doctor
• Significant experience in US legal and industry code requirements relevant to pharmaceutical promotion and market access considerations in the US
• Exhibit strong interpersonal skills supporting matrix teams to solve unanticipated problems
• Possess strong analytical skills to support teams delivering under tight timelines
• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to counsel senior leaders
• Prior experience counselling clients in the area of antikickback and privacy laws
• Prior experience counselling pharmaceutical product sales teams
Who are ViiV Healthcare ..
ViiV Healthcare is an independent, global specialist HIV company combining the HIV expertise of GSK, Pfizer and Shionogi, with a broad portfolio of antiretroviral medicines, an industry-leading pipeline, and several first-of-their-kind programmes to improve access to medicines and support novel on-the-ground community initiatives. ViiV Healthcare has established a presence in 16 countries and we are uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of advancing HIV treatment and care because we are the only pharmaceutical company 100% focused on HIV.
Through our focus on patient-centred innovation we have developed a strong portfolio of medicines that are advancing treatment and care for people living with HIV around the world. Our broad product portfolio includes a range of therapeutic options throughout the treatment spectrum. The primary focus is on the growth portfolio namely dolutegravir and cabotegravir based regimens as well as the newly acquired (Ex-BMS) assets, which includes asset combinations from phase IIb through to in-market such as Tivicay, Triumeq as well as DORI, D3, CAB/RPV, CAB prevention, fostemsavir, Maturation Inhibitors and other novel agents early in development pipeline.
Summary of the role ...
In this role, the Senior Counsel will be accountable for (1) delivering clear guidance to stakeholders across the North America commercial team regarding laws and regulations relevant to the marketing and sales of ViiV products and market access considerations; (2) partnering with the North America commercial team to deliver its business objectives in a compliant manner; and (3) working with senior legal and business leaders to build trust through influencing the right behaviours, driving the right accountability and fostering the right leadership.
Key Responsibilities ...
The job requires the provision of (i) legal support regarding the advertising, promotion and sale of new and/or established brands; (ii) subject matter expertise on significant issues pertaining to the sale and marketing of pharmaceuticals and (iii) legal support regarding market access issues. The role will include review and copy approval of sales and marketing materials and tactics. In addition, the job requires the ability to become a subject matter expert in discreet areas of pharmaceutical law related to the promotion and sale of drugs.
Main responsibilities of this role include;
• Serve as the legal representative for the market access and payer field team providing legal advice relevant to proposed activities and payer contracting.
Serve as the legal representative for one or more products evaluating proposed sales and marketing tactics to ensure compliance with FDA laws, regulations, and formal and informal guidance, industry codes (e.g. PhRMA Codes), other state and federal laws, regulations and guidance (e.g. HIPAA, CAN-SPAM, anti-kickback, antitrust, Lanham Act) and product liability laws.
• Serve as the legal representative on the copy approval team for one or more products providing legal advice on issues relating to professional and direct-to-consumer (DTC) promotion.
• Serve as the legal subject matter expert for one or more areas of interest relevant to the marketing, promotion and sale of pharmaceuticals.
• Serve as the legal representative for one or more commercial support groups.
Why ViiV Healthcare ? ...
At ViiV Healthcare we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers. That's why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.
To support you in achieving your role and career ambitions you'll be given the opportunity to:
• Play an important role in delivering our mission
• Be an essential part of a diverse, global team
• Develop others as part of your own professional growth
We offer a competitive salary package including on target bonus, shares, private medical insurance, a company pension plan, generous annual leave and a personalised career development pathway.
We look forward to receiving your application !
Closing date for applications: 24th Nov 2017
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