Head of Legal

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THE BUSINESS The Stada Group is a leading international consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical business company, headquartered in Germany with interests around Europe and the rest of the world. The UK division has a turnover of c£250 million and around 800 employees Thornton & Ross, is the main business for STADA UK and is one of the UK's fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products & owns some of the country's most loved brands such as Covonia®, Savlon®, Cetraben® as well as the leading disinfectant Zoflora®. Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. Thornton & Ross is also a trusted & reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients, bone health products & generics to the NHS with over 100 years' heritage and ambitions to double the size of our business in the next 3-5 years. With significant growth planned, , Stada UK is looking to recruit a Head of Legal to the business to support with our ambitious plans. THE OPPORTUINITY Reporting to the Managing Director of Stada UK and operating at Senior Executive level, you will be an integral business partner and act as a trusted advisor for all businesses and functions within the UK group, whilst also working closely with the wider global legal team. This is an exceptionally broad role whose remit includes drafting, advising and negotiating on a wide variety of agreements (distribution, manufacturing, supply etc); identifying training needs amongst stakeholders on relevant legal and compliance issues; managing and mitigating legal and compliance risks by designing and implementing policies and procedures on industry specific issues; coordinating and instructing external legal counsel; and horizon scanning to help the business anticipate changes in the regulatory environment. It is a strategic level role needing a diverse range of legal and business skills. ABOUT YOU You'll be able to demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking, sound commercial and legal judgement, and have the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, helping provide strategic directions with your strong business acumen. You will be an experienced commercial lawyer, probably with at least 10 years PQE experience to make a success of the role. Pharmaceutical or Life Science experience would be advantageous but not essential, however if you have a strong track record gained in a related sectors (for example the FMCG sector, or possess significant licensing experience), and the aptitude to take on a new challenge, this may be a role of interest to you. Alternatively, if you are currently working in a law firm and have strong industry sector knowledge this could be an exceptional move in house, leveraging your specific technical skillset and industry knowledge to move into a senior business role. ADDITIONAL DETAILS Stada UK operates a hybrid working pattern where you would work in the office 2 or 3 days a week. The delightful offices (a former historic converted mill) are based an easy commute from Leeds and Manchester. There is an exceptional remuneration package on offer including car allowance, bonus, private healthcare, and pension.
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