Global Product Counsel - Corporate Counsel

$173,300 - $288,800 yearly
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • NY
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

The Global Product Counsel (“GPC”) will serve as counsel for the Oncology Division, supporting products within our oncology portfolio. The GPC may also potentially support other products, candidates, businesses or projects within Pfizer.   

This GPC will provide legal guidance and counsel to commercial, medical and cross-functional teams, and support contracting, access, and policy initiatives in a matrixed corporate environment that requires an enterprise mindset and effective collaboration with internal legal subject-matter experts and key cross-functional stakeholders.


Operate as counsel, including risk counselor, for assigned in-line and pipeline products on a global basis, as well as assigned business teams, along with other related legal responsibilities in support of Pfizer. 
Understand the strategic and tactical objectives of the relevant commercial, medical, HEOR, communications, or corporate affairs teams and develop creative and thoughtful solutions to key initiatives, taking into account current legal and regulatory landscapes, Pfizer policies and procedures and the current and future needs of Primary Care and Pfizer as a whole.
Support medical and commercial development for assigned products, including:
o   Regulatory and medical strategies

o   Proactive benefit: risk assessment, product safety and risk-mitigation activities

o   Market development/disease awareness 

o   Product communication activities

o   Access, pricing and patient support initiatives

Liaise with litigation, IP, and transactional partners on ongoing litigations and disputes, and ensure timely updates to business lead to drive these matters to resolution.
Support US marketing and sales activities for assigned products, including:
o   Advertising and promotion and all product communication strategies

o   Healthcare law compliance

o   Risk assessment and mitigation planning

o   Ongoing compliance monitoring

Collaborate with international platform colleagues on business strategies and practices being implemented in their markets, along with numerous competitor issues.
Ensure compliance with legal policies and procedures, controls and statutory requirements within relevant business areas.
Work constructively and collaboratively with other members of Pfizer’s Legal Division, legal staff, business colleagues and compliance professionals.
Demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as sound judgment with a high level of professionalism and minimal supervision. Must be detail-oriented, a quick learner, and able to work effectively in a highly matrixed organization.
Ability and willingness to:

Gain deep understanding of business strategies and actively counsel on business and legal approaches and opportunities

Devise and deliver tailored training programs to key client groups on a range of legal, policy and compliance matters

Anticipate, develop and advocate positions on important regulatory policy and external environment matters impacting Pfizer’s business objectives

Build networks throughout the Pfizer Legal Division and the company, and receive input from and collaborate with attorneys and other colleagues providing platform services, including colleagues supporting procurement, patent law, litigation, regulatory, medical, commercial business units, R&D and compliance

Track record of accountability and sound judgment, including the ability to take ownership of and move projects to closure

Excellent drafting and negotiation skills with an eye for detail combined with pragmatism/sound judgment

Excellent communication skills to convey complex legal issues to clients in a clear and concise manner


Must Have:

 The successful candidate must have the following qualifications, skills and attributes:

Strong academic background, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Juris Doctorate or equivalent law degree

7+ years legal and/or compliance experience

Demonstrated ability to grasp statutory and regulatory concepts quickly, and to proactively identify and analyze potential legal issues and provide thoughtful and creative business-focused legal advice and solutions.

Proven capacity to cultivate strong client relationships and successfully influence leadership in a fast-paced, innovative business climate.

A thorough understanding of regulatory and legal frameworks governing the sales and marketing of approved medicines, and regulatory framework for investigational medicines.

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


3+ years in the biopharmaceutical industry, or at a law firm supporting those industries, including experience in regulatory law and commercial/medical-related matters.


Some travel may be required