2023 will potentially see Sandoz become a standalone organization! Already a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, this is an exciting, once-in-a-career opportunity to set our own path forward as an independent, purpose-driven organization, and as the founders of a new Sandoz, this is a time of immense opportunity for us all, both professionally and personally!

Together we will shape the future of Sandoz… are you ready to make a difference?

The Sandoz General Legal group has an opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in joining our ethical, fast-paced, adaptive and collaborative culture to support our Commercial Operations team.

As the Director & Associate General Counsel, you will partner with key stakeholders to support the marketing and sales of branded and generic pharmaceutical products. You will advise on applicable US regulations and statutes arising from the development and commercialization of products regulated by the FDA.

Your additional responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Advise on patient support services and medical affairs, government price reporting and false claims/anti-kickback compliance issues
  • Provide legal leadership on cross-functional teams
  • Identify and advise on legal issues relevant to the business
  • Provide recommendations to address critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met
  • Serve as the legal advisor in complex business projects
  • Review, analyze and remain current on all federal and state legal developments affecting the pharmaceutical industry and advise and educate the business on their impact to the company and industry.

This opportunity is located at the Sandoz Princeton, NJ site. Preference will be given to local candidates not requiring relocation.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $201,600 and $302,400/year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

EEO Statement:
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements:
What you'll bring to the role:
  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Acceptance to US State Bar
  • Minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience at a major law firm and/or in-house
  • Experience advising on payer and PBM contracting
  • Experience in providing advice regarding the compliant marketing of branded or generic pharmaceuticals
  • Experience with federal and state healthcare compliance laws, e.g., false claims, anti-kickback statute
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects at any given time in a fast-paced environment with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently yet collaboratively while keeping key stakeholders informed
  • Ability to work directly and collaboratively with senior executives in a matrix environment
  • Team player in a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural environment with high level of flexibility

  • Experience providing advice regarding GPO, pharmacy, wholesaler, and distributor contracts is preferred
  • Experience with pharmaceutical government price reporting compliance is preferred

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations:
Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Why Sandoz?
500 million! That's how many patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we're proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible when we collaborate with courage to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges aggressively and ambitiously. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

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