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Organon & Co. Director, Legal Mergers and Acquisitions and Licensing Group in Des Moines, Iowa

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Organon is a Women’s Health Company that believes in a better and healthier every day for every woman! We are a passionate, global community of thousands dedicated to redefining the future of women’s health. Our mission is to deliver impactful medicines and solutions for a healthier every day. But what really makes it work at Organon is our people.

We’re looking for real, passionate team players, curious innovators, forward thinkers, empowered by the idea of shaping their career, and ready to bring their fire to embrace change and the opportunities it brings for progress.

At Organon, you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds: the open, agile, collaborative culture of a start-up, and operating at the scale of a Fortune 500 company with an international footprint that serves people in more than 140 markets.

It’s going to be an exciting future—come be a part of it!

As a trusted partner within our Legal team, you will partner with our leaders to ensure we maintain the company’s values and high ethical standards, protect our people and assets, and enhance our reputation. Our Company seeks to accomplish big goals—start a new Company, create a new culture, be proactive and entrepreneurial, and impact lives of women around the globe. Organon will invest in our people and strive to foster an environment that is inspiring, supportive, transparent, empowering, and diverse. Joining Organon is an experience like no other, where you can learn, develop, and be a key contributor to deliver on Organon’s mission. You will work cross-functionally with stakeholders across the organization to provide legal support to the Business Development organization for mergers & acquisitions, licensing and other complex transactions.


* PLEASE ATTACH A Representative Transaction List along with your resume when you apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with management in business development and licensing functions on complex legal transactions led by the Company.

  • Provide both deal and strategic advice to business development, management and executive business partners.

  • Negotiate and document highly sophisticated Mergers and Acquisition ( M&A), joint venture, licensing, collaboration and other complex transactions.

  • Advise on relevant antitrust, FTC, SEC and corporate laws impacting various projects.

  • Supervise activities and manage relationship with outside counsel, as needed, to support transactions.

  • Provide legal services, advice and guidance consistent with law and Company policy; further business objectives and appropriately balance divisional/function/corporate business objectives and legal risks.

  • Exercise judgment to drive decisions on routine and non-routine matters within area of practice.

  • Some domestic and international travel required.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

  • Graduate of an accredited U.S. law school, with admission to the Bar of New Jersey, Pennsylvania or another state.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Seven (7) or more years of experience in a top-tier law firm or corporate setting.

  • Excellent teamwork, communication (written and oral) and analytical skills, and a high degree of business acumen.

  • Experience in managing a significant workload, with the ability to juggle competing tasks in a fast paced and challenging environment.

  • Experience drafting legal transactional documents and advising on business and legal risks in specific transactions.

  • Experience in operating independently in ambiguous circumstances.

  • Experience in handling complex transactional matters in the healthcare/pharmaceutical or related industries.

  • Ability to be proactive and take initiative.

  • Experience partnering with senior leaders in a highly matrixed environment in a global context.

Hybrid working environment and candidates need to be in a commutable distance from the Jersey City, NJ office.

Who We Are:

Organon delivers ingenious health solutions that enable people to live their best lives. We are a $6.5 billion global healthcare company focused on making a world of difference for women, their families and the communities they care for. We have an important portfolio and are growing it by investing in the unmet needs of Women’s Health, expanding access to leading biosimilars and touching lives with a diverse and trusted portfolio of health solutions. Our Vision is clear: A better and healthier every day for every woman.

Subject to applicable law, all prospective US Organon hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement, as a precondition of employment.

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Organon is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Organon LLC., does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Requisition ID: R506794