Lead Counsel Senior Director - Global Trade Compliance and CCG Government Contracts

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Carlsbad, CA, USA

Full time

Import & Export


May 26

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving sophisticated analytical challenges, increasing efficiency in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our distributed team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Position Summary:

The Lead Counsel Senior Director - Global Trade Compliance and CCG Government Contracts, will serve in a dual role as lead counsel supporting Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Global Trade Compliance (GTC) function and the leader of the Government Contracts function for the Customer Channels Group (CCG). While operating under limited supervision, this role will partner with our GTC team and global business collaborators across the company to provide legal advice and strategic mentorship on import and export matters while compliantly supporting the growth of the business globally. This individual will also own the Government Contracts team for CCG and work closely with group and functional team members to support the continuing growth of our government business.

What You Will Do:

  • Advise and counsel on matters related to global trade compliance and government contracting
  • Ensure that Thermo Fisher Scientific conducts business in compliance with all Federal, state, local and international laws
  • Anticipate and drive solutions for a range of legal and business issues
  • Develop, implement and manage mechanisms (including leverage of other internal company resources) to ensure transparency and understanding of new legal, compliance and/or business risks and deploy appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Direct and coordinate systems and procedures related to global trade compliance and government contracts
  • Develop, implement and lead appropriate business processes, templates, and tools to support business operations, including the utilization of corporate wide contract life-cycle management tools and using available COE/shared service resources
  • Manage a team of contract and compliance professionals
  • Review, draft, negotiate and coordinate contracts in accordance with interpersonal and departmental policies and procedures
  • Educate and train employees on their obligations under company policies
  • Ensure filing of all government-public reports in an accurate, complete, and timely manner
  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and prime contractors under government contracts
  • Liaise with other relevant functions throughout the business, such as Finance, Sales, Procurement, Marketing, Quality and Regulatory
  • Handle outside counsel engagements
  • Support Practical Process Improvement (PPI) methodology and participate in initiatives as needed

How Will I Get Here:

  • Juris Doctorate required, and admission to a state Bar
  • 15 years or more of government contracting, global trade compliance and business Legal experience. Mix of law firm and inhouse experience a plus
  • Detailed knowledge and experience providing legal advice and mentorship on, U.S. Federal, State and Local government procurement, including GSA Federal Supply Schedules and U.S. and international trade compliance regulations
  • Experience engaging with U.S. and international governmental agencies
  • Ability to translate legal theory into applied business success
  • Strong negotiation abilities, interpersonal skills and business sense
  • Customer-centric problem solver supporting both external and internal clients while protecting the best interest of the company
  • Experience developing, driving and implementing legal solutions
  • Ability to deliver strong results with limited resources, under tight timeframes and with a high degree of accuracy
  • Great teammate capable of participating in cross-functional project teams to meet achievements
  • Occasional Travel required

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one distributed team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve sophisticated scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $221,600.00-$332,375.00.This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs
  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement
  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy
  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan
  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

For more information on our benefits, please visit: https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/total-rewards

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