Stryker Assistant Legal Counsel, Nordics (Malmo, Sweden based) in Malmo, Sweden

Requisition ID 22895BR

Job Title Assistant Legal Counsel, Nordics (Malmo, Sweden based)

Group Global Quality and Ops

Division European Business Operations

Business Unit UK

Business Function Legal

Country SWEDEN

City Malmo

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 20%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

As Assistant Legal Counsel, Nordics, the role is to provide contractual creation and management for the commercial activities executed by the Stryker Nordic Business. The Assistant Legal Counsel is required to provide competent support in the active drafting, negotiation and execution of Nordic-based commercial contractual arrangements. Additionally, the Assistant Legal Counsel will work with US and European businesses and functional units to provide legal support in connection with one of Stryker’s Franchise businesses, including the negotiation and drafting the agreements with respect to clinical trials. As part of the global Legal and Compliance Department the Assistant Legal Counsel shall engage, support and counsel colleagues in relation to such issues.

Key Role Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the drafting, negotiating and finalizing a wide range of contracts executed by the Stryker Nordic business, including contracts for cross-divisional Sales and Services, strategic Tenders and Procurement.

  • Supporting the European Franchise business by way of negotiating and drafting the agreements with respect to clinical trials.

  • Building good working relationships with the relevant business and support function leaders.

  • Providing effective legal services for the Stryker Noridic sales division, including advisory and contractual support for marketing, sales, and indirect channels.

  • Providing training and education for stakeholders to ensure the proper functioning and transparency of the contractual process.

  • Providing accurate information and research to a supervisor regarding laws and regulations.

  • Providing directed support related to the development of in-house training and education.

  • Following internal processes.

  • Collaborating and communicating with colleagues, management, and outside counsel and working with outside counsel with direction.

  • Providing timely advice and counsel to clients.

  • Developing strong relationships throughout area of responsibility to foster an advisory or collaborative approach to proactive compliance.

  • Maintaining current working knowledge of current and emerging laws and regulations. These include, but are not limited to Stryker Corporate Policies and Procedures, industry trends and guidance on country, state/provincial or local laws.

  • Responding to alleged violation of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and standards of conduct by recommending the initiation of appropriate procedures in partnership with the business.

  • Making recommendations to Legal & Compliance leadership with regard to the development or revision of existing policies, procedures or systems as they relate to Acquisition and Integration of companies and Assets to attain high levels of performance and build competitive advantage.

  • Assisting on other matters as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ professional experience.

  • Generalist legal experience required and tenders process experience a strong plus.

  • Experience with negotiating clinical agreements is a plus.

  • Contract drafting and negotiation experience.

  • Fluency in English and Swedish language is required.

  • Knowledge of French a plus.

  • Law firm or in-house legal experience, whilst healthcare industry knowledge would be an advantage, it is not required.

  • Perceived as highly competent with developing business acumen and good judgment. Embraces and proactively supports change in a dynamic environment.

  • Completes complex tasks under minimal supervision or guidance.

  • Well-developed understanding of the budgeting process and expense management.

  • Works with minimal supervision and instruction of more experience staff.

  • Demonstrates solid management and developing leadership skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability