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Assistant General Counsel (Elanco)

Assistant General Counsel (Elanco)
  • Responsible for providing strategic and operational legal counsel regarding a broad range of legal affairs, including commercial, litigation, competition law, anticorruption, regulatory, environmental and other legal matters.
  • Develop training plan and provide legal training to staff.
  • Serve on cluster lead team.
  • Monitor and supervise external counsels and legal spend.
  • Other tasks as designated by supervisor.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing strategic advice and leadership, including the ability to persuade and influence decision‐making
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented attitude
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Mandarin (written & verbal)
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, detail-minded, clear thinker, quick learner, team player and ability to work independently under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Strong team player skills and attitude
  • Good understanding of PRC law, sound business acumen and commercial awareness and practically-oriented, ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively, ability to provide solution-oriented legal advices;
  • Leadership and effectiveness in working with senior management to find innovative solutions to existing and emerging challenges
  • Proven experience in taking a stand, constructive confrontation and challenging leadership as appropriate
  • Clear capability to collaborate cross‐functionally and within legal function, in the context of both supervisory and non‐supervisory relationships
  • Experience leveraging external counsel to provide business‐critical, pragmatic legal support in cost‐efficient manner
  • Experience in international business and commercial transactions
  • Experience in international and extra‐territorial legal matters, including US FCPA, trade sanctions, Import/Export, and Anti‐Boycott compliance issues
  • Experience with Intellectual Property matters and strategies and portfolio
  • Experience with international competition law/anti‐trust matters
  • Experience with food and drug regulatory matters
  • Experience with collaborative and outsourced business relationships, including joint ventures
  • Computer literacy, familiar with all Microsoft applications
  • Seasoned attorney with 4+ years in practice and experience as in‐house legal counsel in the pharma industry, animal health industry, food industry, or other consumer oriented or regulated industry
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent legal degree in China
  • High level of English and Mandarin fluency