Legal & Compliance Manager

Legal & Compliance Manager
Region: Braine-L'Alleud
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/3781/24
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Daiichi Sankyo is an innovative global healthcare company. They create essential medicine for longer, better lives. By uniting cutting-edge science and technology with a genuine interest in people, they develop high-quality, life-changing solutions for the patients of today and tomorrow with great care and unwavering dedication.

With more than 120 years of experience, Daiichi Sankyo leverages its world-class science and technology to create new modalities and innovative medicines for people with cancer, cardiovascular, and other diseases with high unmet medical need.

Daiichi Sankyo is looking for a Legal & Compliance Manager to join the legal team in Braine-l’Alleud. He/she will report to the Head of Legal & Compliance Benelux.

Description of the vacancy

The Legal & Compliance Manager supports the oversight of the Compliance Program of Daiichi Sankyo Belgium (DSBE) and Daiichi Sankyo Nederland (DSNL) within the Legal & Compliance team functioning as an independent and objective body that reviews and evaluates legal and compliance issues/concerns with the aforementioned organizations.

He/she provides sound legal advice to ensure that all their operations and business activities are carried out in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and that behavior in the organizations meets the companies’ ethical standards of conduct and values. He/she also supports in the provision of advisory services to the general manager and other senior management departments heads of said organizations on legal and related matters.

Core activities include but are not limited to:

  • Support in identification & closing of gaps in the Compliance Program, incl. suggesting program improvements and new measures to direct superior and General Management of the organizations, as well as supervising and controlling adherence with the Compliance Program of all the officers, employees and collaborators of the organizations which includes, amongst other things, approval workflow oversight and input for compliance relevant activities.
  • Assist in the design, implementation and review of policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect conduct inconsistent with applicable requirements and the companies' policies. Provide counseling and resolve questions from internal clients regarding compliance policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and anti-corruption policies.
  • Support in the management and implementation of procedures and systems relating to Transfer of Value (ToV), including data collection and reporting.
  • Promoting education and awareness on compliance and related legal matters within the organizations, incl. execution of Compliance Training Programs for companies' employees as well as the Compliance Communication Program to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct in close coordination with the Human Resources Department and others.
  • Direct all legal and compliance concerns and potential violations of policies, procedures and other elements of the Compliance Program to direct superior, assist with necessary investigations/audits/inspections and ensuring corrective actions are undertaken where appropriate.
  • Assist in reviewing material approvals in compliance with the applicable legal regulations, including external regulations and internal codes of conduct.
  • Provide support in contractual law (drafting, reviewing and negotiating), mainly purchasing, consulting and other service provider contracts.
  • Support in providing legal advice to the general managers and other individuals, on a broad range of legal matters relevant to the above-mentioned countries..
  • Assist in corporate housekeeping and other legal tasks.
  • Work closely with European Legal and Compliance to ensure implementation and adherence to EU and Global legal and compliance/ethics initiatives at the local level, and to lead/support in legal and compliance/ethics focused EU projects.
  • Participate in review and analysis of legislation and regulations affecting the organizations and perform an oversight of compliance with the applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Support in advice on and assistance with dispute resolutions and other legal matters, where necessary in consultation with external counsel.
  • Assist in the preparation and the execution of Compliance Monitoring activities pre-approved by the direct superior and the Senior Management of the organizations, determine responsibilities/accountabilities and propose corrective actions where necessary.
  • Assisting on data protection relevant matters in consultation with EU Legal / DPO.


  • You hold a Master Degree in Law and you have 3 to 5 years of experience either in a law firm, or working as an inhouse lawyer. An experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related sectors is preferred.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and you like to work in close collaboration with the business.
  • You are a team player, open-minded, flexible, with strong decision-making skills.
  • You like to take initiatives and you have a solution-oriented approach.
  • You are French or Dutch speaking, fluent in the other language and in English.


You will be offered a challenging position in an innovative global healthcare company and you will have the opportunity to work in an open-minded environment and dynamic team. You will be offered an attractive salary and benefit package in line with your experience.

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