Principal Legal Counsel


Principal Legal Counsel

  • الرياض, Saudi Arabia


Careers that Change Lives

The position requires a lawyer experienced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a proven track record in advising, structuring, and implementing complex projects in KSA. The position requires a strong generalist with an ability to advise strategically and act operationally on a broad range of topics, which includes: advise on a broad range of legal topics including implementation of new commercial projects, business models, commercial contracts including suppliers, distributors, agreements with HMOs, employment law and disputes, competition law and related pricing issues, corporate matters, IP, public procurement law, litigation/arbitration, product liability, data protection, M&A activities and integrations, medical device regulatory issues; and all combined with a robust and process-driven approach to the management of legal matters in accordance with local law and the Medtronic policies and procedures.

A Day in the Life

· Provide strategic guidance and commercially-oriented operational legal support to management/business units/functions in KSA.

· Advise on a wide array of strategic projects on the corporate and commercial side, including the set up of new presences and the evaluation /implementation of new business models.

· Counsel business clients practically and strategically on legal issues relating to the businesses/operations and projects in question.

· Manage the implementation and supervision of the Distributor Policies, including review and approval of distributors, negotiation of distributor agreements, advising on renewals and terminations and conducting the Distributor Monitoring Program.

· Draft and negotiate commercial contracts with third parties, such as suppliers, hospitals, HMOs and healthcare providers.

· Advise on legal matters, such as drafting, review and negotiation of a wide range of commercial and non-commercial agreements.

· Provide operational support on the daily activities of the local operations, including rendering support to the various functions (HR, Pricing, Regulatory).

· Prepare and conduct meetings and training sessions with employees and distributors on Medtronic policies and procedures.

· Support the EMEA Legal team on new processes and projects to ensure local implementation and effective incorporation of legal requirements into commercial and business activities.

· Create and update contract templates based on best practices and evolving legal standards to reduce risk and increase efficiency.

· Effectively manage relationships with outside counsel to maximize the quality of representation and minimize legal expenses.

Must Haves.

· Strong academic credentials and degree from recognized law school.

· Fluency in Arabic and English (spoken and written)

· Minimum of 8 years’ experience in an international firm or law firm.

· Work experience in KSA

· Excellent legal skills and commercial acumen.

· Solid judgment and integrity.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Analytical thinking.

· People management skills/experience.

· Ability to work on various projects at same time; good priority setting skills.

· Positive and proactive approach, including driving processes in a complex environment.

· Ability to deal with ambiguity and making decisions and taking leadership in such situations.

· Positive, ‘can-do’ approach, including driving processes in a complex environment.

· Team player; able to “build to bridges” and be “principled” at the same time.

Nice to Haves

· University or post-graduate studies outside of native country.

· Work experience outside of native country.

· In house experience with a medical device, (bio) technology or pharma company.

We Offer

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to all our employees:

· Flexible working environment

· Annual Incentive Plan % depending on company results

· Pension scheme and group discount on healthcare insurance

· Training possibilities via Cornerstone/Harvard Manage Monitor/Skills Lab

· Employee Assistance Program and Recognize! (Our global recognition program)

Our commitment

Our unwavering commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E) means zero barriers to opportunity within Medtronic and a culture where all employees belong, are respected, and feel valued for who they are and the life experiences they contribute.

We know equity starts beyond our workplace, and we must play a role in addressing systemic inequities in our communities if we hope to have long-term sustainable impact.

Anchored in our Mission, we continue to drive ID&E forward both to enhance the well-being of Medtronic employees and to accelerate innovation that brings our lifesaving technologies to more people in more places around the world.

About Medtronic
Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic.

We lead global healthcare technology and boldly attack the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world.

In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.

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Category : Lawyer
Posted : December 6, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 8 Months

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