Major, Lindsey & Africa has been engaged on an exclusive basis by Roquette Fréres to identify a Head Intellectual Property – R&D – Manufacturing to work at Roquette’s U.S. affiliate in Geneva, IL (outside of Chicago). Roquette serves a comprehensive range of industrial sectors including food, health and chemistry, and processes exclusively renewable raw materials, contributing to the fabrication of over 700 in demand products worldwide. With a commitment to innovation, and a turnover exceeding 3.3 billion Euros, the group employs over 8000 people across Europe, America and Asia and has 20 industrial sites.
The successful candidate will have at least fifteen (15) years of legal and scientific experience preferably gained in a major law firm and as in-house counsel handling a variety of intellectual property matters, particularly as a broad generalist with exposure to IP litigation, contracts, licensing and joint development agreements. The Head of IP – R&D – Manufacturing will be an experienced IP lawyer to work at the Group level, but based at the company's U.S. affiliate in Geneva, Illinois. Reporting to the General Counsel and as a member of the Legal Leadership Team, this position will manage a large team (20+) and provide the Group with strong IP leadership and vision while organizing the legal support for the R&D and Manufacturing activities on a global level. A degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or another relevant scientific degree, is required. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required. Exposure to IP issues on an international level, particularly in Asia, is a clear advantage. Some knowledge of French is a plus, but not required.
Please send a resume and cover letter in Word format to RoquetteIP@mlaglobal.com for consideration. Please do not contact the Company directly; resumes sent to the Company will be routed back to MLA.
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