Bayer Counsel/Contracts in Indianola, Pennsylvania

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.

At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.


Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Counsel II, are to:

  • Provide general legal services, including advising management, and personnel, as to compliance with law relating to the development and manufacturing of products;

  • Prepare and help negotiate agreements with key component suppliers and with contract manufacturers, and is the primary legal support for negotiating through contractual issues when quality or other disputes arise, including proactively identifying issues and trying to get ahead of them before legal claims are made;

  • Advise procurement and site operations, and deals with real estate, leases, property and site management and environmental compliance;

  • Provide advice and support with dispute resolution, including contractual disputes, and potential claims;

  • Manage outside counsel to ensure narrowly defined project scope and budget;

  • Work with outside counsel to keep project timely and within budget;

  • Work independently and under the direction of the Vice President and Head of Law for the Radiology business U.S. (The position also coordinates with Global PS Business Partner-PH);

  • Provide overall direction and leadership in the provision of legal services for the product supply pharma-devices head and management team;

  • Manage highly complex issues concerning product supply including complex supplier agreements, supplier quality, facilities, supply chain, vendor and outsource agreements;

  • Handle legal advice including handling disputes with suppliers and vendors and proactively advising how to mitigate production risks;

  • Solve complex problems requiring independent thinking to identify and analyze different situations;

  • Make well-thought-out decisions on complex or ambiguous issues;

  • Consider system impact and mid-to long-term effects of decisions/solutions; evaluates processes to improve future decisions;

  • Provide independent service across a wide range of legal areas;

  • Act responsible for answering questions and providing guidance to paralegals and less senior lawyers.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. and minimum of eight years of experience and admittance to the bar;

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing and supplier agreements is preferred;

  • Experience in handling product supply.

Domestic Relocation Available

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

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