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Chief Legal Counsel, Gastrointestinal Operating Unit

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Chief Legal Counsel, Gastrointestinal Operating Unit


Sunnyvale, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Feb 16, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**

+ **Leadership:** Participation on the Gastrointestinal Leadership Team (LT), with demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner with business leaders regarding business strategy and related legal and compliance issues. Strong interaction and collaboration with other Legal Department team members, including Legal Centers of Expertise (COEs) and Regional Legal team members. Strong interaction and collaboration with other Medtronic functions, including: Finance; HR; Regulatory Affairs; Quality Assurance; IS; Internal Audit; Marketing; Sales; Communications; Logistics; Procurement; Business Development; and Mergers Acquisitions. Proven ability to effectively manage outside counsel.

+ **Commercial** : Proven ability to provide strong commercial legal advice to the Gastrointestinal Operating Unit in substantive areas of the law, including: negotiation and drafting of a wide array of strategic commercial contracts; healthcare compliance; competition law; regulatory law; product liability; data privacy protection; distribution and agency law; labor employment law; corporate governance; mergers acquisitions; and a basic understanding of intellectual property issues, as required.

**_We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive._**

**_This position can reside at any USMedtronic office location. This position reports to the President of the Gastrointestinal Operating Unit._**

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Manage and deliver legal advice and counsel to legal, business, function, and regional stakeholders;

+ Coordinate and manage outside counsel, ensuring high quality work product and effective cost management;

+ Engage appropriate stakeholders across the enterprise to drive consistency in approach as appropriate;

+ Lead stakeholders in development and implementation of relevant training and knowledge management programs;

+ Manage partnerships with the COEs, Regions and other global stakeholders;

+ Implement continuous improvement of operating mechanisms;

+ Manage work allocation across the global Legal Department;

+ Guide, develop, and support junior Legal Department team members;

+ Build consensus and navigate cutting-edge legal issues.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Juris Doctor from nationally recognized law school;

+ Admitted to one or more state bars;

+ Be a member of bar in the state in which the position is based or be eligible to waive into such state bar or otherwise be eligible to practice in such state (e.g., authorized house counsel program);

+ 13+ years of legal experience with a minimum of 5+ years in the area of healthcare law.

**Nice to Have**

+ Strong understanding of, and ability to demonstrate, the following cultural norms: act boldly; compete to win; move with speed decisiveness; foster belonging; and deliver results the right way;

+ Medical device industry experience;

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

+ Demonstrated strong analytical thinking ability;

+ Flexibility, adaptability, pragmatism, responsiveness and collegiality;

+ Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time;

+ Superior common sense and judgment;

+ Integrity and strong ethical center;

+ Analytical risk identification, evaluation, and management skills;

+ Capable of inspiring trust and confidence in business partners.

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

Travel is varied (likely, less than 25%) and will be primarily to Medtronic facilities to provide on-site support as needed.
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2021-02-19 Expires: 2021-04-26
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