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Contract: Senior Manager Legal Generalist I / North Holland

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Location: Haarlem, North Holland

The client is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel based in the Haarlem (Netherlands) Area on an initial 7 month contract with potential of temp to perm.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Draft and negotiate various commercial contracts (including service agreements, advertising agency agreements, market access agreements, research agreements, grants & donations, etc.);
  • Support various projects in the field of digital marketing and social media;
  • Support activities such as digital device projects which require a focus on regulatory legal advice;
  • Provide regional legal support and advice to EU Portfolio & EU Strategic Projects & Alliances;
  • Provide regional legal support and advice to designated EU regional teams on all contemplated activities relating to key products & therapeutic areas (including sales & marketing and medical activities) and related commercial transactions to ensure compliance with applicable laws and EU Regulations as well as Teva policies and procedures;
  • Review and provide legal guidance on core promotional materials and pro-actively identify risks or possibilities in the area of unfair competition;
  • Proactively identify potential legal risks and assist in implementing strategies to minimize those risks;
  • Assist in establishing, reviewing and training management and key personnel on relevant policies;
  • Initiate and follow-up on litigation and/or defend Teva in litigation filed by third parties as requested by the GC EU Commercial;
  • Close working alignment and interface with other support functions including regulatory, market access, medical, quality and pharmacovigilance;
  • Responsible for some administration tasks, for example update policies covering contracts & promotional activities;
  • Participate in and contribute to compliance or internal investigations/audits, in coordination with Group Compliance and Audit, relating to the EU HQ office activities;
  • Keep up to date with emerging legal trends in the EU region;
  • Contribute and advice on building and designing best legal practices and processes in the branded area.

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate


  • Law degree and (preferably) bar admittance in one EU jurisdiction;

Experience & Expertise:

  • No less than 6 year experience legal practice as in house counsel or in private practice in a top-tier law firm;
  • Dutch law experience, though other nationalities will be considered;
  • Solid knowledge of pharmaceutical industry (pharmaceutical or biotech industry) and its dynamic and customer needs;
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical market in NL and EU;
  • Fluent in English


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Self-starter with a proactive attitude and strong drive to achieve results;
  • Excellent team player who can work effectively across cultures and skill levels;
  • Sound experience in handling a high volume of activity involving multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Hands-on, flexible, and adaptable personality;
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel effectively from a legal and business perspective;
  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Able to work in a changing and flexible environment
  • Energetic, hardworking, and proven ability to deal positively when working within tight time pressure & demanding clients;

Culture Fit & Impact:

  • Strong moral and ethical compass, and embodiment of Teva's core values;
  • Being proud to work in a company that improves health and contributes to people's wellbeing;
  • Caring about sustainable healthcare;

How to Apply

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