AmerisourceBergen Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Dec 04, 2017Full time
About Us Innomar Strategies, a part of AmerisourceBergen, is the leading patient support provider in the Canadian specialty pharmaceutical market. Since 2001, hundreds of industry leaders have trusted Innomar Strategies to optimize their product and improve its performance, while delivering superior results to their patients and stakeholders. Through our integrated services, Innomar Strategies delivers customized, scalable solutions to manufacturers of specialty pharmaceutical and biotech products. Market access consulting , patient support programs , clinics and nursing services , and pharmacy and distribution services are just a few of our key areas of specialization. We believe all Canadians should have access to the specialty medication they need, when they need it, while receiving the best possible care and support from the industry. At Innomar, we work to make our passion a reality. Our services are built to provide patients, healthcare providers, and manufacturers with the superior quality and results they expect and deserve. At Innomar, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. Position Overview Innomar Strategies is looking for a Chief Canadian Counsel, based out of our Oakville office. This role is responsible for providing legal counsel and the legal oversight of our business lines including: Innomar Strategies, HealthForward and Cameron Stewart LifeScience. Our Chief Canadian Counsel has a reporting relationship to AmerisourceBergen Associate General Counsel, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the President of Innomar Strategies and will be a member of the Innomar Lead Team. Innomar’s Chief Canadian Counsel oversees the Legal Department that consists of a Lawyer, Senior Law Clerk and Ethical Wall Manager. This position provides and oversees the delivery of legal services for Innomar, HealthForward, Innomar Pharmacies and Cameron Stewart Lifescience. This role also acts as the Canadian Privacy Officer and Canadian Compliance Officer within the organization. The Chief Canadian Counsel provides legal counsel to our business and prepares, reviews and/or negotiates contracts with customers, vendors, consultants and other third parties. These could be contracts for distribution services, warehousing, third party logistics, pharmacy and clinical services, reimbursement services, regulatory consulting, market assessment and data reporting, as well as the purchase of drugs and other products and services. As a part of the team who negotiates our contracts, you are client facing at C-level meetings with key clients. You also review leases and physician contracts as part of our clinical strategy. You are Canadian support on mergers and acquisitions and manage the Canadian trademark portfolio for the entire business. As the Canadian legal expert, you advise Innomar and AmerisourceBergen management on the impact of legislative, judicial and regulatory developments affecting business operations. You provide expertise to the business on Canadian-specific health law and other regulatory issues, including regulations pertaining to pharmacies, Health Canada issues and privacy. With a large and diverse workforce, you will provide initial advice and guidance on employment matters and coordination with external legal counsel and/or the AmerisourceBergen Legal Department employment law experts when required. The Chief Canadian Counsel advises and handles litigation, employment and labour law matters, real estate, information technology and other specialized matters as needed by working with subject matter specialists within the AmerisourceBergen Legal Department or outside counsel. When needed, you oversee and manage the work of Canadian law firms engaged in specialized matters. Qualifications This role is a good match for you; If you have a minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressive responsibility and directly related experience in practicing law. You must have a law degree from an accredited Canadian, Commonwealth, or US law school and are admitted to practice law in Canada, preferably in either Ontario or Quebec. You have significant training in corporate and commercial practice with a well-regarded law firm. You have experience in contract drafting and negotiating as well as providing counsel to business leaders. Experience with Canadian pharmaceutical and healthcare law and regulations is required. In-house experience, experience with Quebec law and practice, and experience with provincial healthcare laws and regulations is a plus. In conclusion, you have excellent judgement and the ability to resolve complex issues effectively. You have superior legal reasoning, in addition to being creative, solution-oriented and business-minded. You can communicate effectively both orally and in writing, have strong leadership skills and the ability to influence. You can be assertive when required. You are also able to be flexible and adaptive to different circumstances and client personalities. We are a client based business, so you are oriented toward responsiveness and efficiency. A working knowledge of French is a plus.