Deadline: October 31, 2019 Legal Counsel

Are you ready to contribute to our aspiration to innovate to improve live for more than 1 billion people suffering from iron deficiency anemia? We are looking for an experienced Lawyer to join Pharmacosmos, an international health care company, as Legal Counsel. You will be a part of a small legal team together with our General Counsel and will get close to the business working together with the line functions in Pharmacosmos both in Denmark and abroad. You will report directly to the General Counsel.


  • Provide legal advice to corporate functions and subsidiaries in Denmark and abroad
  • Draft, review and support line functions in negotiating contracts, including
    • Commercial agreements with customers, partners and vendors
    • Contracts related to regulatory and R&D
    • Other relevant contracts and terms related to sales, procurement, IT, IPR
  • Assist with legal and regulatory compliance in various jurisdictions
  • Provide relevant internal training and education to line functions
  • Manage contact to external legal advisors
  • Monitor legal trends and developments

The position is located in Holbaek with flexibility for working from home on a regular basis after agreement. Some travel may be required.

Professional skills and profile

  • Holds a master degree in law and has minimum 3 years’ experience as an attorney from a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Experience from the pharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Competent with commercial contract negotiation and drafting of various types of commercial agreements incorporating amongst others IPR, contract and competition law, personal data protection and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to recognize legal, regulatory and ethical risks, communicate these effectively and consider impact on the wider business
  • Sense for quality and detail, combined with ability to provide pragmatic advice
  • Masters English in writing and verbally
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Works independently and with excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks
  • A team player, open-minded and respectful of your colleagues
  • Proactive, driven and curious
  • A positive personality is a must

Job attractiveness

  • An exciting and diverse job with a wide variety of responsibilities and flexibility and high degree of international scope
  • Opportunity to put your mark on how we provide legal support to a growing international company
  • Direct engagement with all line functions in the organisation
  • Work culture that is:
    • Dynamic and agile with fast decision making
    • Based on open and direct communication
    • Driven by a broad base of highly capable individuals

Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Vice President, General Counsel, Milena J. Olsen at Pharmacosmos at +45 2280 7355.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a personal letter in English describing yourself and how you will contribute to Pharmacosmos as Legal Counsel.  We select candidates on a running basis.  Please send your application as soon as possible. 

About Pharmacosmos

Headquartered in Denmark, Pharmacosmos is a family-owned, international healthcare company with more than 50 years of innovation and leadership in iron- and carbohydrate-based treatments and solutions for human and animal use.

A research-based company, its ongoing R&D programme focuses on improving the lives of patients with iron deficiency with or without anaemia. More than 1 billion people live with iron deficiency anaemia and it is the leading cause of death for an estimated 180,000 people every year. This makes it one of the largest global health challenges of our time.

Pharmacosmos has subsidiaries in US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Norway and its products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world. Its manufacturing facilities are approved, among others, by the Danish Medicines Agency and the US FDA.


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