The General Counsel will be responsible for all legal, quality and risk aspects including making sure that the company strictly follows law guidelines and gives advice to the Executive Leadership Team about all relevant issues in the business. He/she will ensure that the company operates within the law and regulatory polices at all times.
In this role he/she will be able to ensure legal, quality standards, and compliance, limit risk exposure and provide input to business strategy development and implementation. The individual will oversee and manage the provision of all legal services to the institution to ensure maximum protection of its legal rights and to maintain its operations within the limits prescribed by law. The General Counsel provides strategic guidance, consultation, and support to senior managers.
This role will report directly into the Chief Financial Officer.
Developing and leading internal audit and corporate compliance programs
Overseeing delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities
Participating in the formulation of general management policy
Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
Directly, or through competent staff, provide key liaison during Regulatory Agency inspections or Sponsor Audits of facilities. Supports staff in the preparation of suitable written responses to Regulatory Inspections or Sponsor Audit reports.
Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
Keep abreast of legislative changes
Setting internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
Oversee and manage the department budget making decisions about what level of service to use or what services to provide in-house
Manage the output of external suppliers of services for the department
Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal, quality, compliance and related areas
Establishing a curriculum to educate employees on legal matters and litigating on behalf of the company
Manage the overall risk register and work with other functions to reduce risk exposure
Establish a pro-active quality by design approach as well and robust QC/QA methodologies
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a legal office
Proven general legal counseling experience in a multi - national company
Experience with quality and compliance
Proven track record of successful implementation of the legal strategy
Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise.
Knowledge of contract law.
Knowledge of legal documentation procedures and requirements.