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Legal Counsel AMET



Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Legal Counsel AMET

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Permanent, Full-time

About Us:

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one shared mission – we work passionately, every day, to ‘serve healthier, fuller lives’ now and for the generations to come. In order to do so, we strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.

As one of Australia’s largest vitamin makers and distributors, we are proud that our team is at the forefront of high quality in-house manufacturing and innovative new product development.

Everything we do is centered around people’s interests – our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees – across the world.

We are building loved brands that serve 1bn consumers worldwide, through our key platforms: Allergy, Physical & Mental Wellness, Pain, Digestive Wellness and Cough, Cold & Flu and with a large portfolio of vitamin, mineral, supplement, over the counter and personal care brands including Telfast, Mersynofen, Betadine, Bisolvon, Dulcolax, Nature’s Own, Cenovis, Ostelin and many more.

We aspire to become the best Fast Moving Consumer Health (FMCH) company In & For the world and we aim to build a work environment where people can thrive, grow, enjoy and be at their best.

The Team:

The Legal team deliver added value as trusted partners to the Consumer Healthcare business, enabling its sustainable growth, caring about our consumers and people while protecting Sanofi’s independence. We are a “Feel Good Team”, of legal, Ethics, Privacy professionals that find a convivial place to perform with excellence, flourish and have fun in our journey to become the Best legal team In and For the World.

We do so by delivering qualitative and timely legal advice, optimizing processes and resources, spotting trends and shaping the external environment, leveraging on LEBI’s CHC team capabilities and sharing accountability with the business for successes and failures.

Role Responsibilities:

Drive the AMET zone legal strategy:

Countries under your direct legal accountability: Turkey - UAE – KSA – Pakistan – Gulf – Levant – Iran - Israel – Tunisia-Algeria- Morocco- Egypt – South Africa

  • Legal oversight over distributors appointed to act on CHC’s behalf in the rest of markets of your zone.

  • Become a trusted legal advisor of AMET CHC Leadership Team, keeping them abreast of key legal/regulatory developments and trends

  • Advise and assist on a wide range of business law matters such as contracting, supply manufacturing, digital, data privacy, among others

  • Deliver high-quality, cost-effective, and timely legal services across the zone, managing legal and regulatory risk; enabling the achievement of business goals in compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory, standards and policies

  • Establish adequate governance and local legal support, through an external network within your geographical scope. Oversee outside counsel, including selecting, budgeting, managing and evaluation

  • Support on authorities’ investigations and inspections (excluding compliance topics managed by the EBI team) relating to CHC operations

  • Manage CHC third party claims, disputes and litigations

  • Ensure wise use of financial resources through budget adherence

  • Drive executional excellence through simplification initiatives, optimization of ways of working, leveraging on technology -if applicable- locally and potentially globally; to effectively and efficiently render legal services

  • Contribute and assist in drafting and implementing policies, providing relevant trainings to local CHC teams

  • Shape the local legal environment, representing CHC in local legal or industry Forums

  • Collaborate cross-functionally within and outside the CHC GBU with other legal experts, EBI, business functions and teams in priority projects stretching beyond your local role.

About You & Key Criteria for the role:


JD or equivalent Legal Degree

Experience and knowledge:

  • 6+ years of experience in similar roles in-house or at Law Firms specialising in the Consumer Sector

  • Previous life sciences or FMCG experience, preferred.


  • Able to work effectively within a team and autonomously

  • Driven, motivated, engaged and capable of managing own workload, with flexible approach to changing priorities

  • Communication, empathic and influencing skills; must be able to succinctly summarize and present complex legal concepts to business partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies

  • Organization skills with an eye for detail

  • Competent negotiator

  • Thoughtful Risk Taker, with sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information

  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity, determination and composure

  • Adaptability to embrace a dynamic and diverse working environment

  • Embracing these principles is key to succeed in the position- Role modelling the Sanofi’s Play to Win values (Stretch- Take Action- Consumers/Customers centric and think One Sanofi) is another critical attribute

Languages: English (read and understand)

Work Rights: You must have the rights to live and work in Turkey.

Interested? Apply today!

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