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Lead Legal Counsel- Contracts Center of Excellence Supervisor & Counsel for GBS

Cork, Ireland

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Req ID R-3277 Title Lead Legal Counsel- Contracts Center of Excellence Supervisor & Counsel for GBS City Cork State / Province Cork Country Ireland

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

About us

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.  Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals.  Today more than 700 are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork.  There we boast a vibrant workforce made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in Finance GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business?  And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions.

This, along with the current physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story!  The new Island Hall facility will extend our overall capacity where Lilly will continue to offer a premium workspace across both buildings.

Our benefits package includes healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, Educational Assistance, travel subsidies, car-pooling incentives, bike to work scheme, on-site parking and much more.

At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations.   

Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees - Culture Club, Diversity & Inclusion, Sports & Social, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health Safety & Environment and Food.

“We see Cork as an integral part of our productivity agenda.  If you are excited by new opportunity and new scope, you are working at the right place.” – Dave Ricks, CEO Lilly.

We are excited now to add another capability to the existing GBS team.

Lilly Legal

This role reports to the VP- Patent Litigation in Lilly Legal

Responsibilities 

Contract Center of Excellence Supervisor

Translating the business needs of internal clients, at least initially within Lilly’s Research Laboratories, Development, Business Development and Search and Evaluate functions, into the appropriate contracting body and contract vehicle and enabling their desired business/scientific objective(s) while protecting Lilly's intellectual property and mitigating legal risk.  Depending upon the needs of the client, this may result in consultation with the legal services requestor(s), seeking advice from members of Lilly Legal, triaging the request to Lilly’s outside counsel firm(s) as appropriate and escalating issues and concerns to members of Legal management. Manage a team of attorneys responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating certain agreements that preserve Lilly’s confidential information, retain rights to Lilly innovation and mitigate legal risk.  Understand the business and serve as an escalation point. Alert Lilly Legal for potential risk to the enterprise (Issue-spotting) associated with proposed contracting and/or processes in support thereof. Build a strong continuous improvement culture- continuously enhance and improve the team’s contract process, influencing the enterprise.

Legal Counsel for GBS

Provide legal counsel to the Global Business Solutions (GBS) Center at Cork. Engage with senior leaders and provide legal and ethical guidance on strategies, decisions and activities. Demonstrate sound judgment and ethical, risk-based decision making with the courage to speak up and influence decisions at every level of the company. Drive integrated solutions to cross functional issues.   Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset and help to build a strong compliance culture along with the relevant training materials & tools.

Company Overview

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Law
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in contract management
  • Supervisory experience

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks in a highly regulated environment
  • Strong communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively & influence across all levels and disciplines of the organization
  • Ability to handle complexity and utilize analytical skills, with attention to detail & a risk-based solution oriented approach
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and complete key tasks and deliverables whilst also engaging others to achieve their deadlines towards compliance & change initiatives
  • Ability to maintain a very high level of confidentiality

Additional Information

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-3277.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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