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Senior Corporate Counsel, North America Consumer Healthcare

date posted 05/16/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2630385
location Bridgewater, New Jersey

Position Overview:

This Senior Corporate Counsel will be responsible for providing business counseling to Sanofi’s North America Consumer Healthcare (NA CHC) business unit. The role includes advising on new product innovation, advertising and promotional materials across all product categories, as well as supporting business contracting and litigation needs. This role requires a strategic thinker who is comfortable assessing and advising on risk and engaging with colleagues at all levels of the organization, as well as professionals outside the organization, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and providing legal feedback and risk assessment on packaging, labeling, and promotional materials for over-the-counter drug products, medical devices, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

  • Reviewing and advising on innovation concepts, business development opportunities, new routes to market or channels (e.g., off-line/online/DTC, etc.), based on applicable laws and regulations.

  • Managing competitive challenge issues, including challenges before the National Advertising Division, and supporting active litigation matters.

  • Strategic day-to-day counseling including providing risk mitigation solutions and contract support for Marketing, Regulatory, Medical,  Consumer Insights, R&D, Sales, and Industrial Affairs.

  • Collaborating on potential M&A transactions in the Consumer Healthcare space working together with other relevant Global Functional Teams.

  • Ensuring clients are kept abreast of new legal developments, such as new laws, regulations, or relevant legal precedent.

  • Managing and working closely with external counsel on relevant contracting, regulatory, or litigation matters.

  • Interfacing with external industry groups / trade associations and key stakeholders, including: Medical, Regulatory Affairs, R&D, Procurement, as well as colleagues in Global Legal functions.

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Nimble and flexible approach to work, being able to pivot among diverse projects with different stakeholders across the business.

  • Familiarity with the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the federal regulatory scheme that supports legal sale and marketing of over-the-counter drug products, medical devices, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

  • Experience with advertising law and consumer litigation is a plus.

  • Experience with over-the-counter or prescription brand support is a plus.

  • Familiarity with state sustainability laws is a plus.

  • Willingly assists colleagues in other functions (R&D, Industrial Affairs, Consumer Insights/Market Research) with projects and activities in areas outside of his/her primary areas of responsibility as needed to contribute to a collegial atmosphere.

  • Challenges his/herself in order to deliver even when it is not completely within his/her control.

  • Customer-oriented


  • A minimum of a Juris Doctorate degree is required

  • License must be active and in good standing

  • A minimum of 6 years+ professional legal experience, with a minimum of 2+ years within the Pharma/Life Sciences or Consumer Goods industry is required.

  • Past experience at a law firm is highly preferred for this position

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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