Legal Counsel Elekta

Our client

Elekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Their advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6,000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. The treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Elekta employs 3,600 people around the world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. www.elekta.com
The purpose of all the work at Elekta is to help clinicians improve patients’ lives.

Elekta’s legal team consists of experienced lawyers located across the world, who work together as one dynamic team. The team also works in close cooperation with the other functions of the company and actively participate in the day-to-day work of the business. The intention is that each member of the team develop and challenge themselves every day at work. The team always strives to provide the best possible solutions for the business considering both the commercial expectations and the legal requirements. Key words for this team are innovative, proactive and accessible!

Job description

Elekta’s legal team consists of experienced lawyers located across the world, who work together as one dynamic team. The team also works in close cooperation with the other functions of the company and actively participate in the day-to-day work of the business. The intention is that each member of the team develop and challenge themselves every day at work. The team always strives to provide the best possible solutions for the business considering both the commercial expectations and the legal requirements. Key words for this team are innovative, proactive and accessible. The legal team is also supported by the Compliance, IP, RA and QA functions.
In this position, located in Veenendaal, you will:

  • Be the key legal support and Business Partner to the Senior Management team of Business Line Brachytherapy (Based in the Veenendaal office), including providing support on Business Development Projects, Strategic Partnerships and M&A activities;
  • Provide full legal support to the Nucletron legal entities in the Netherlands, including supporting on employment and real estate matters (with external support where needed);
  • Perform Corporate Governance compliance activities and Elekta internal governance requirements;
  • Provide legal support to Procurement and R&D functions, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts (including international) and providing legal risk reviews, analysis and recommendations;
  • provide initial support on Compliance, IP and Regulatory matters and involve and liase with Elekta’s specialist Compliance, IP and RA teams;
  • Provide legal support to the commercial/sales team in the Netherlands, including for Public tenders;
  • Provide legal support to other Business Lines as agreed with Business Line General Counsel and in particular to BL MRL.

As a member of the legal team, you will develop and provide training to business clients as well as to interact closely with the other lawyers in the team and support them in different projects.

We have asked Sam Cookman, BU line General Counsel in England, to tell something about the position and we think it says it all:

“I never imagined I would stay with the same company for 14 years but I have and there are three main reasons for that. Firstly it’s the role – it’s hard to imagine another role that continuously delivers such challenging and interesting work and a role that develops so much over the years. Secondly it’s the Team – from day 1 the GC has instilled in me how key it is to have a supportive and enthusiastic team, and we certainly have that. Finally it’s the company – to work for such a highly innovative company who’s mission is to fight cancer is really hard to beat. Our strap line at Elekta is “We are here until Cancer isn’t - I think I might be too!”

Job Requirements

To be a suitable candidate for this position you will be a Dutch law qualified lawyer (MUST HAVE) with between six and ten years of work experience gained in a mix of top tier Dutch law firm and in-house, knowledge of the Medical Device Industry, including Regulatory knowledge (FDA, MDR, etc.) is a plus.
You will have previous experience of working in a fast-paced international commercial contracts environment and you are full time available.
Excellent knowledge in English is essential as the official Group language is English and international contacts occurs on a daily basis for this role.
Besides living by Elekta's values, your drive and passion to support the business will be a success factor in this position. To fit well with your responsibilities and the legal team, we think you are a diligent person with high integrity, you are hands-on with good ability to switch between a legal and commercial mind set. Your communication and intra-personal skills are excellent, and you are a positive and engaged team player with a proactive and customer-oriented mind set, providing high-quality legal advice, often under time pressure.

Offer

This is a great opportunity to join the fight against cancer! As a member of the Elekta legal team, you will work closely with the skilled and experienced lawyers in a truly international environment. If you wish to join a company creating state of the art solutions and being in the forefront of innovation, Elekta is the place for you!

As two of the team members have put it:

“Great team, high quality work, the ability to really make the role your own and above all we’re fighting cancer"

“Lots of companies will tell you that ‘no two days are ever the same’ – I’ve been with Elekta [14 years] and I can honestly say that for us, it is true. Due to the nature of the business and our past and future trajectory, you’ll come across unusual situations and plenty of opportunities to be creative, make improvements and streamline to help create a better business for the future.”

Interested?

Do you recognize yourself in the above profile? Please send your CV and we will get in touch with you. For more information about our services you can contact Natascha Jonkers (06-51459535) or Desiree Mohrmann (06-51463224). Discretion is guaranteed.