Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel
Regio: Zaventem
Vereiste ervaring: 10 jaar
Werkomgeving: Onderneming
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/3746/23
Contract: Onbepaalde duur (Voltijds)


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, their 7,000+ global employees are proud to come to work each day, knowing that what they do impacts the lives of patients around the world. Terumo BCT is based Zaventem (Belgium).

They make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With their innovative technologies and service offerings, they touch a patient’s life every second of every day. With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo BCT is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference.

Description of the vacancy

Under minimal supervision, the Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for (i) writing and negotiating a wide variety of agreements for internal clients, including manufacturing and supply, logistics, construction and lease, confidentiality and other general business agreements; (ii) providing legal and compliance advice; and (iii) assisting with the implementation and administration of the Company’s commercial compliance plan. These tasks will relate to the activities of the Company’s commercial organization and manufacturing site in EMEA.

Your tasks will include:

  • Manage all aspects of contracts arising in the affected region:
    - Send templates, adapt templates, manage signatures and file the signed contracts according to the specific rules set out by the Company Contract Management Policy;
    - Manage contracts review, draft, negotiation and approval.
  • Prepares and maintains all corporate records prepared and/or filed with the governmental authorities relating to the existence and operation of the Company’s Northern Ireland entity.
  • Offer counsel on a wide variety of legal issues.
  • Advise Company’s executives and employees (commercial and functional departments) on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various Company arrangements and business relationships.
  • Manage projects and deadlines.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the Company and its affiliates in the affected region.
  • Support development and implementation of the Company’s Commercial Compliance Program and provide legal, compliance and ethics advice accordingly.
  • Perform or assist in the performance of compliance and auditing activities.
  • Taking the lead on providing advice on compliance and ethics issues.
  • Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal and compliance requirements.
  • Develop solutions to complex legal questions and liaise with external counsels when necessary.
  • Provide training to Terumo BCT associates on substantive legal and compliance topics.
  • Other duties as assigned which are reasonably within or extensions of the scope of the above listed duties or those included in the Company Strategy Map.


  • Master in Law.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in relevant legal work in an international company, with preferably a portion of this time spent in healthcare (medical device or pharmaceutical) industry or in a manufacturing site.
  • Experience with contract management.
  • Experience with EU legislation.
  • Experience with commercial compliance issues, including anti-bribery legislation and industry codes of conduct such as the MedTech Europe.
  • In line with Terumo BCT Core Competencies (Collaborates, Customer Focus, Plans & Aligns, Instills Trust, Ensures Accountability).
  • Requires excellent knowledge of English (both verbal and written).
  • Knowledge of any other European language would be a plus.
  • Discretion & high level of confidentiality
  • Expert legal document drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Expert legal research skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with associates at all levels in all businesses and apply skills of influence and persuasion.
  • Requires ability to listen carefully, question and process/consider input effectively when evaluating legal and compliance issues.
  • Skilled at working independently while coordinating with other attorneys, paralegal and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly establish trust and rapport with other personnel.
  • Understands business implications of decisions and knowledge of market and competition.
  • Efficient at handling multiple projects.
  • Requires strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Requires strong presentation skills to facilitate the effective delivery of training
  • Knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, and Internet software.


You will find a dynamic job in a fast-moving business environment. You will closely work together with the professionals of the business. You will be offered a motivating and competitive remuneration package.

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