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Coventry, England
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Legal Counsel

Coventry – CV2

Permanent – 37.5 hours per week

The life changer. The industry shaper. The healthcare pioneer. Join McKesson, a leading global healthcare company, and you can be all these things and more. Based at our UK Head Office in Coventry, as part of one of the teams shaping our services and improving lives, you’ll have the opportunity to drive your career forward and become more than you ever imagined.

About the department

You will be joining our Legal and Compliance team of seventeen colleagues working alongside four highly experienced Legal Counsels reporting into Senior Legal Counsel.

About the opportunity

This is a great opportunity for a recently qualified solicitor to make their first move in-house. You will be joining an experienced and knowledgeable team that will provide exposure to a diverse range of work and give you the opportunity for you to really make an impact.

Your role will be to provide legal support and business partnering to McKesson UK in relation to commercial contracts with third parties including negotiating, drafting and advising on the terms of commercial contracts with customers and suppliers within specified areas of the McKesson UK business.

Provide support to McKesson UK on other legal issues that may arise such as litigation and disputes, intellectual property, data protection and compliance generally.

Support the delivery of training to colleagues on legal issues

Develop standard agreements and procedures to ensure the most timely and effective legal advice required by the business.

Support the development of systems within the department to best manage the provision of legal advice required by the business.

Monitor relevant developments in legislation and industry practice affecting the UK business and provide updates to legal team and the wider business as required.

About you

It is essential you are a recently qualified solicitor, ideally with In-house legal secondment or experience and/or experience of negotiating contracts with the NHS

In return for your hard work, we offer training opportunities and development plans, wide-ranging benefits, flexible holidays and a team that is that is passionate about having an appropriate work life balance. We’ll also ensure that you feel empowered to support colleagues and make a real difference in people’s lives.

About McKesson

We’re McKesson – a Fortune Global 500 healthcare company that strives to break boundaries, challenge the status quo and support the changing healthcare industry. Bringing together six companies and 24,000 McKesson colleagues across pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution and homecare services, we’re committed to offering the best advice and healthcare to our patients, customers and colleagues. As part of our UK Head Office you’ll be able to use your passion, ambition

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