Executive Director of Global Legal (m/f/d)

Eckenheimer Landstraße 100, 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
16. Februar 2023
Remote (hybrid)
Executive Director of Global Legal (m/f/d)

Merz Aesthetics is an international company in the field of aesthetic medicine. Our broad product portfolio is synonymous with top quality in each of their categories and is highly regarded by healthcare professionals worldwide. As Merz Aesthetics, we are part of the Merz Group with our EMEA headquarters located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Our global head office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Every day, more than 1,600 employees in 36 countries are committed to restoring and maintaining the skin's beauty. Would you like to become part of our success story? Then join Merz Aesthetics!

  • You provide legal counsel to the managing directors of Merz Aesthetics within Global Aesthetics functions, including Global Marketing, Global Regulatory and R&D, Global Medical Affairs and Global IP on operational legal matters. 
  • You collaborate with the Global IP Team on preparation of license and coexistence agreements as well as on IP matters in business arrangements.
  • You review and negotiate third-party commercial agreements and transactions, which may include agreements for clinical trials and manufacturing.
  • You provide advice at management level on corporate law issues and formalities, prepare corporate law documents, and advise on corporate structure issues and corporate contracts as needed.
  • You counsel Global Medical Affairs on scientific exchange including meetings, product information requests and publications. 
  • You work with Global Marketing teams to implement and mitigate risk in the design of global drug and device marketing campaigns, including social media.
  • You guide the Aesthetics Global Communications team on specific communications and tactics, including social media in support of key initiatives of Global Medical Affairs and Global Marketing.
  • You counsel on overall legal risk mitigation in collaboration with Global and Regional Compliance and General Counsel for Corporate Office as well as advise and counsel the business on export control matters for Merz Aesthetics product distribution and clinical trials.
  • You engage with the Global Legal team to identify opportunities to continuously improve the effectiveness of the global legal function in various aspects.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Global Legal Officer. 
  • Attorney at Law in Germany
  • Experience in a company setting
  • Background in pharmaceutical products or medical devices
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of German corporate law
  • Experience in negotiating and drafting business agreements
  • Putting people first: You can expect to find an open work culture with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths at Merz Aesthetics. You will collaborate with colleagues from all around the globe. And if life takes an unexpected turn and you need help or advice, then you can always rely on our Employee Assistance Program.

  • Family and work: Our employees should be able to reconcile their family and work commitments. That’s why you’ll find, for example, company day care centers at our locations. We have been awarded the “Family-Friendly Company” certificate from the Hertie Foundation for our commitment to family and work.

  • Work-life harmony: Our time is precious; our daily routines individual. To help you reconcile work and leisure time with their conflicting demands, we have adopted contemporary flexible working time models. We offer you flextime/trust-based working time and mobile working. Our employees also benefit from generous arrangements for annual leave.

  • Ongoing training: Your personal and professional development is the key to success for us. To this end, we hold regular development discussions and facilitate a wide range of management and specialist training courses, soft skills courses, e-learning courses, language courses and coaching sessions.

Find out more about our benefits here.

We are looking forward to your application!

You can find more information at https://merz-aesthetics.info/

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