In the first of The New Lawyer’s run down of the most interesting in-house job vacancies each week, GlaxoSmithKline is looking for a new legal counsel.
The part-time role is for someone to provide “commercially relevant and focused legal advice and services to GSK Australia & New Zealand across all businesses”. The perfect hire will work in businesses including pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare, opiates manufacturing and other specialist divisions, and be the point person contact for the Consumer Healthcare business.
The pharmaceutical research and development company says it’s looking for someone to join its “Legal Directorate”, which will basically involve giving legal advice and opinion to stakeholders. There will be close links with commercial colleagues, the ad says, which will include review of advertising copy, agreements, general legal documents etcetera.
As well as the usual “self starter” necessities, the best person for the job will be a qualified lawyer, certified to practice in Australia and have a “successful start to your career with experience gathered in general commercial law either within a firm or in-house”. The company will be particularly interested in people with pharmaceutical or FMCG industry experience.