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Corporate Counsel

Req # JR - 024848 Location Newbury, England, United Kingdom Job Category Legal Date posted 08/19/2020

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JOB DIMENSION

The position will report to the Associate General Counsel EMEA to help ensure the company’s Ethics and Compliance Program provides employees with clear policies, high-impact education and counseling, and efficient systems so that they may achieve their business goals consistent with the law and the company’s standards, values and expectations.  

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with Business Units and countries  in order to increase business and functional ownership of Baxter’s E&C Program;
  • Partner with Business and country leaders to “Integrate E&C in everything we do”, support and participate in the local Ethics & Compliance Committees which are a cornerstone of Baxter’s E&C Program, in order to drive the operationalization of Baxter’s E&C Program by integrating it into the day-to-day business strategy and operational activities;
  • Support middle management driven E&C discussions covering local challenges and needs, spot risks and propose alternative workable solutions in order to drive individual ownership and accountability;
  • Partner with senior and middle management to lead by example, and share E&C messages and learning with the entire organization and especially field force in order to cascade the importance of E&C down in the organization, change people’s mindset and behavior and hence strengthen Baxter’s Culture of Integrity;
  • Provide compliance counseling to internal Business Units and Corporate Functions on a wide range of anti-corruption, regulatory matters and legal matters, and help Business Units and Corporate Functions design and conduct training as necessary;
  • Drive awareness and the importance of compliance and identify areas of compliance vulnerability and risk and undertake corrective plans to resolve the issues;
  •  Perform special assignments or projects as assigned;
  • Support internal investigations of allegations of potential violations of company policy or the law;
  • Support the implementation of the Third party due diligence program addressing local risks. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Law Degree from a recognized institution;
  • Professional  experience; Healthcare and international experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of and experience with anti-corruption and anti-bribery regulation;
  • Fluency in English is required; good command of other languages is highly appreciated.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES AND TRAITS

  • Unquestioned integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct;
  • Excellent oral communication and inter-personal skills to inspire and influence employees at every level to embrace Baxter’s Ethics and Compliance initiatives;
  • Proactive in ‘reaching-out’ to people in providing advice as well as adopts a ‘open-communication’ style towards others;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and drive results;
  • Strong legal skills and mature judgment;
  • Multicultural interpersonal skills;
  • Business oriented, savvy advisor;

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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