Diagnostics Global Product Counsel – Corporate Counsel
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $173,300.00 to $280,400.00
The Global Product Counsel (“GPC”) will serve as counsel for the Pfizer Diagnostics Team which includes rapid molecular Covid and Covid & Flu tests as well as other potential molecular and rapid antigen tests. The Diagnostics Team is part of the Primary Care business of Pfizer’s US Commercial Team, and the GPC may also potentially support other products, candidates, businesses or projects within Pfizer.
This GPC will provide legal guidance and counsel to commercial, medical and cross-functional teams, and support contracting, access, and policy initiatives in a matrixed corporate environment that requires an enterprise mindset and effective collaboration with internal legal subject-matter experts and key cross-functional stakeholders.
Operate as counsel, including risk counselor, for assigned in-line and pipeline products on a global basis, as well as assigned business teams, along with other related legal responsibilities in support of Pfizer.
Understand the strategic and tactical objectives of the relevant commercial, medical, HEOR, communications, or corporate affairs teams and develop creative and thoughtful solutions to key initiatives, taking into account current legal and regulatory landscapes, Pfizer policies and procedures and the current and future needs of Primary Care and Pfizer as a whole.
Liaise with litigation, IP, and transactional partners on ongoing litigations and disputes, and ensure timely updates to business lead to drive these matters to resolution.
Collaborate with international platform colleagues on business strategies and practices being implemented in their markets, along with numerous competitor issues.
Ensure compliance with legal policies and procedures, controls and statutory requirements within relevant business areas.
Work constructively and collaboratively with other members of Pfizer’s Legal Division, legal staff, business colleagues and compliance professionals.
Demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as sound judgment with a high level of professionalism and minimal supervision. Must be detail-oriented, a quick learner, and able to work effectively in a highly matrixed organization.
Support medical and commercial development for assigned products, including:
Regulatory and medical strategies
Proactive benefit: risk assessment, product safety and risk-mitigation activities
Market development/disease awareness
Product communication activities
Access, pricing and patient support initiatives
Support US marketing and sales activities for assigned products, including:
Advertising and promotion and all product communication strategies
Healthcare law compliance
Risk assessment and mitigation planning
Ongoing compliance monitoring
Ability and willingness to:
Gain deep understanding of business strategies and actively counsel on business and legal approaches and opportunities
Devise and deliver tailored training programs to key client groups on a range of legal, policy and compliance matters
Anticipate, develop and advocate positions on important regulatory policy and external environment matters impacting Pfizer’s business objectives
Build networks throughout the Pfizer Legal Division and the company, and receive input from and collaborate with attorneys and other colleagues providing platform services, including colleagues supporting procurement, patent law, litigation, regulatory, medical, commercial business units, R&D and compliance
Track record of accountability and sound judgment, including the ability to take ownership of and move projects to closure
Excellent drafting and negotiation skills with an eye for detail combined with pragmatism/sound judgment
Excellent communication skills to convey complex legal issues to clients in a clear and concise manner
The successful candidate must have the following qualifications, skills and attributes:
Strong academic background, Bachelor’s Degree
Juris Doctorate or equivalent law degree
7+ years legal and/or compliance experience
Demonstrated ability to grasp statutory and regulatory concepts quickly, and to proactively identify and analyze potential legal issues and provide thoughtful and creative business-focused legal advice and solutions
Proven capacity to cultivate strong client relationships and successfully influence leadership in a fast-paced, innovative business climate
A thorough understanding of regulatory and legal frameworks governing the sales and marketing of approved medicines, and regulatory framework for investigational medicines
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
Nice to Have:
Minimum of 3 years in the diagnostics and medical device industry, or at a law firm supporting those industries, including experience in regulatory law and commercial/medical-related matters
Evolving to meet the needs of a changing societySince Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in 1849, our pharmaceutical company has remained dedicated to discovering and developing new, and better, ways to prevent and treat disease and improve the health and quality of life for people around the world. From the miracle of penicillin to patient assistance programs like Pfizer RxPathways that help people without prescription coverage have access to important medications, we focus on meeting the world’s diverse health needs. We invite you to explore our rich history and see how we have continually evolved our organization to keep pace with the needs and expectations of our stakeholders and society as a whole.