Philips Legal Counsel Group Innovation in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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In this role, you have the opportunity to

Experience variety and depth in your legal day-to-day activities, providing legal advice to help drive scientific innovation. If you are looking for a challenging, wide-ranging legal role, if you like to think and solve problems in a different way, and if you are willing to go that extra mile, then this is the right position and the right place for you!

You are responsible for

  • Pro-active advice and guidance on various legal and business aspects relevant to the innovation cycle;

  • Drafting and negotiating R&D and clinical research contracts, cooperation agreements with universities and private institutions; public funding and licensing contracts;

  • Ensuring legal compliance related to clinical research regulations, privacy / data protection, and export control;

  • Establishment of new business ventures and R&D partnerships, both internally and with other industrial partners;

  • General legal advice relevant to Philips’ R&D innovation activities.

You are a part of

Philips’ Legal Function spans a global network of some 100 professionals, operating as one integrated legal team, supporting Philips’ businesses worldwide. Group Legal in Eindhoven consists of some 12 lawyers, and we are now looking for a Legal Counsel dedicated to the Philips Group Innovation business, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

For this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • A fully qualified Legal Counsel with 5-8 years’ experience, either in private practice or as in-house legal counsel;

  • Preferably experience in one or more of the following fields: R&D contracting, public funding, healthcare regulations; knowledge of intellectual property, data protection, general legal compliance;

  • Proficiency in English language, including good drafting skills;

  • A strongly developed business sense and a flexible way of working;

  • The ability to connect with people and work in multi-disciplinary teams;

  • A keen interest in technology and new business developments;

  • An ability to make rational, but bold, decisions under time pressure and be comfortable dealing with complicated contractual issues;

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;

  • The ability to deal with a high workload and have the determination to achieve high-quality business results.

In return, we offer you

A challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore and develop your legal skills. Furthermore, our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a call to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

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