Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial


Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49503

Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.

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Description Overview

This is an exciting opportunity to apply your legal expertise to be a trusted legal business partner to our Consumer Self Care Americas (CSCA) team.  As Senior Legal Counsel, you will play a crucial role in contract drafting and negotiation, managing commercial transactions, and serving as a key legal partner to the CSCA commercial teams (e.g. Sales, Marketing, and Commercial Strategy & Insights).  The ideal candidate will have a strong commercial legal background with experience in the Consumer Self Care, pharmaceutical and/or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) industry.  In this pivotal role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the business to assist the company in a variety of commercial transactions.


The candidate selected to fill this role will work in person at our North American Headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Scope of the Role

  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation: Support Perrigo’s broad Consumer Self Care store brand and branded product portfolio by managing the contracting process from initial negotiation through execution on a wide range of contracts, including retail customer agreements, supply contracts, vendor agreements, distribution agreements, and marketing agreements; ensuring that the organization's interests are protected and that contracts comply with internal contract policies and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Commercial Transactions:  Support the CSCA business as a strategic thought partner on a variety of commercial transactions involving the sale and distribution of the CSCA business’ consumer self-care products. 
  • Legal Partner to Sales Team:  Serve as a key legal advisor to the CSCA Commercial team, providing ongoing legal advice and counsel on relevant topics such as pricing, promotional programs, sales rep agreements, and contract interpretation.  Develop and implement training programs for the Sales team on legal and compliance matters.  Support the Sales team in resolving legal issues and concerns that may arise with customers or distributors.
  • Business Development:  Provide legal counsel and support for business development initiatives and special projects, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.  Conduct due diligence, analyze risks, and negotiate agreements for complex transactions.  Advise senior management on the legal implications of potential transactions and recommend strategic approaches.
  • Advice:  Provide expert legal advice and counsel to the organization's management team, executives, and other stakeholders. This includes assisting with legal issues related to business operations, contracts, and risk management.
  • Collaboration:  Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, finance, risk management, and other commercial teams, to understand their needs and ensure contracts support strategic goals.
  • Training and Education:  Provide training and educational sessions to employees on legal matters, compliance, and risk management, ensuring that employees are aware of their legal obligations and responsibilities.  Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and mitigate legal risks. Review and update existing policies to align with changes in laws and regulations.
  • Corporate Governance: Assist with corporate governance matters, such as board meetings, annual general meetings, and regulatory filings.  Advise on corporate structure, bylaws, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Litigation:  Provide support with litigation matters involving the CSCA business, collaborating with internal Litigation Counsel and outside counsel, to manage the organization's legal strategy in litigation and other disputes.

Experience Required

    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school required.
    • Admission to practice law in Michigan (North American Headquarters) or ability to gain admission.
    • 7-10+ years of legal experience, preferably with a combination of law firm and in-house experience in a publicly traded global organization.
    • The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts within the Consumer Self Care, drug and/or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) industry.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage senior executive relations and ability to collaborate and build relations with stakeholders across functional and organization lines, and enterprise-wide program development and management skills.
    • Strong understanding of relevant laws and regulations governing the industry.
    • Strong strategic thinking and business acumen, with the ability to balance legal considerations with business objectives.
    • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, including well-developed interpersonal skills and strong written communication skills.
    • Strong legal research, analysis, and written/verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other characteristics protected by law.  Our full Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement is available on our main career site in English and Spanish and will be provided in other accessible forms for persons with disabilities. #DIV

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids