As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Position Overview:
The Sr. Assistant General Counsel, Business Development & Growth, is a leading legal business development role in Elanco's Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs department, encompassing complex business transactions, mergers & acquisitions, divestment, licensing and innovation agreements, negotiations with internal and external parties, and providing sound advice to our business leaders on legal aspects involving business strategy and competitive issues for our commercial pursuits; the role reports directly to the Head of BD Legal, and will be a key member of the Global BD team.

  • Be a trusted advisor and legal business partner with internal clients and successfully negotiate complex agreements that protect and support the business
  • Negotiate and draft agreements of varying complexities, including but not limited those related to the following: stock/asset acquisition and sale; joint venture; co-development; collaboration; memoranda of understanding; non-disclosure; letters of intent; licensing; procurement and supply related activities; settlements; asset incubation opportunities; brand restricted and labeling matters; and innovation
  • Counsel business area(s) leaders on key business legal risks and strategies to mitigate risk
  • Synthesize terms of complex matters to support businesspeople at all levels of the organization
  • Conduct due diligence and asset assessment in support of transactions
  • Serve as key liaison with others in the organization and bring legal insight and strategy, with gravitas, to the deal team

Basic Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent legal degree
  • At least five (5) years in practice and experience in providing legal counsel on business development, M&A, divestiture, and related legal deals with a major corporation or law firm
  • Significant experience drafting, negotiating and executing successfully terms, agreements, and deals of at least $100M+ including multi-jurisdictional deals
  • Familiarity with IP assets, regulatory processes, and IP validity issues
  • Financial acumen for proposals, business deals and complex transactions
  • Active State bar registration
  • Demonstrated ability to perform successfully as a member of cross-functional teams
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in fast-paced environment and exercise sound legal judgment
  • Capable of providing legal and strategic guidance to senior management and functional organizational leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to apply innovative problem-solving skills and judgment to assist in managing corporate risk
  • Deliver work product within business constraints in a demanding environment while balancing competing client requests
  • Ability to educate internal clients on processes, procedures and risks, perform with integrity and deliver on promises made
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position

Additional Skills/Preferences:
  • Strong business acumen and mindset towards collaboration
  • In-house experience
  • Experience delivering multi-million-dollar wins (M&A) and divestment successes
  • Experience handling IP issues, including brand and generic IP strategies involving patents and trademarks particular in due diligence activities, in fields of pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, business intelligence, and/or animal health Advanced degree(s) in pharma, chemistry, biochemistry, etc.
  • Familiarity with the animal health or crop science industry
  • Familiarity with ANDA, FDA, regulatory processes and environments
  • Advanced degree in business (e.g., MBA, DBA)

Additional Information: This position is located at Elanco's Headquarters in Greenfield, IN

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status